just-style's most read stories this week...
The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at why Bangladesh garment factory reforms are lagging, Primark joining the hazardous chemical pledge, and an interview with Bangladesh Safety Alliance CEO, Jeff Krilla.
The new supply chain under pressure to deliver
With international expansion, improved customer service and multi-channel ranked as the top three investment areas for UK retailers according to findings of a new report, there is going to be increased pressure on supply chains to deliver in all these areas.
Bangladesh factory reforms "lagging" - but why?
Close to a year after the Rana Plaza disaster, progress on improving worker safety and labour rights in Bangladesh has been painfully slow - but who is responsible for the delays?
UK: Primark joins hazardous chemical pledge
Primark has become the latest retailer to commit to the elimination of hazardous chemicals from all its products and across its production processes by 2020.
UK: Clothing industry backs sustainability plan
More than 50 retailers, suppliers, charities and recyclers are backing a new sustainability drive designed to cut the environment impact of clothing throughout its life cycle.
The just-style interview: Jeff Krilla, CEO, Bangladesh Safety Alliance
As the first-year anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building approaches in April, it is inevitable that the global spotlight will focus on the promises made and progress delivered over the past 12 months on improving safety for Bangladeshi garment workers. Jeff Krilla, president and CEO of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, talks to just-style about the group's work so far.
More than 150 companies have now signed the new Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in April last year, which killed more than 1,...
Primark in the UK remains its most important market, accounting for over 70% of the company’s overall sales. Primark has established itself as one of the fastest-growing value retailers, offering a wi...
After a highly proactive start to 2013 with four new outlet openings, Primark spent the second half of 2013 consolidating on its strong position in apparel and footwear specialist retailers. The compa...
Apparel and footwear specialist retailers in the UK recorded sluggish growth in sales in 2013 as the trading environment in non-grocery retailing across much of the UK remained challenging. As well as...
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