Top stories on just-style this week...
The most popular stories on just-style this week included a feature on Bangladesh's garment sales, the importance of mobile technology and JC Penney and Ralph Lauren ending their American Living line.
The Flanarant: Bangladesh's surprising fall in garment sales
It's a widely held belief that Bangladesh is going to be the biggest beneficiary of any move of garment sourcing out of China. But not only is the volume of Bangladeshi exports slowing, prices are also inflating - and a serious shortage of manufacturing capacity means the country is struggling to cope with extra demand. Mike Flanagan looks at the issues.
UK: Mobile technology is key to revenue growth
Retail and consumer goods companies say that mobile technology will be key to maximising sales over the next two years, according to a survey conducted by KPMG.
US: JC Penney and Ralph Lauren end American Living
US department store retailer JC Penney Co and luxury marketer Ralph Lauren Corp have decided to end a five-year agreement to sell the exclusive American Living lifestyle line.
Wal-Mart's Foran faces challenges in China
Greg Foran, who moved from Woolworths Ltd to Wal-Mart last autumn, has been named as the US retail giant's new chief in China. As Dean Best writes, Foran is taking charge of one of Wal-Mart's most challenging businesses.
INDIA: Targets Turkey cotton in WTO dispute
India has initiated dispute proceedings with the World Trade Organization (WTO) in a continuing row over "protectionist" measures taken by Turkey over cotton imports.
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Unless you've been living on Mars or have been trapped under something heavy for the past year or so, you won't need telling about the cotton price hikes of recent times....
US general merchandise retailer JC Penney has swung to a second-quarter loss and says it won't meet full-year forecasts on the back of lower than expected sales....
Bangladesh's garment makers are talking with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to try to establish better industrial relations between workers and factory managers by implementing the Better...
Sweden's Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has told just-style that global clothing brands are pressing the Bangladesh government to establish "a forum where buyers can raise concerns and discuss current topics"...
Clothing and footwear firms including Nike, Marks & Spencer, Levi Strauss and Walmart are among those backing a new tool designed to measure sustainability and environmental impact across the industry...
JC Penney will sell Loblaw's Joe Fresh brand women's apparel range in 700 of its department stores in the US next year....
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