Among the most-read stories on just-style this week was news that warmer weather boosted UK retail sales in May, research suggesting radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology will be widespread in the global apparel industry by 2017, and the commitment by outdoor wear retailer Jack Wolfskin to switch to organic cotton.

UK: Warmer weather boosts retail sales in May
Warmer weather at the tail end of May boosted UK retail sales, according to the latest statistics released today (7 June) by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG.  

US: RFID in apparel set for rapid growth
New research has suggested there will be widespread implementation of radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology into the global apparel industry by 2017, with revenues more than tripling over a seven-year period.  

GERMANY: Jack Wolfskin commits to organic cotton
Outdoor wear retailer Jack Wolfskin has revealed plans to use certified organic cotton in all of its apparel from next summer.  

US: Oxford Industries Q1 profit falls
Clothing manufacturer Oxford Industries remains optimistic despite posting a slight decline in first-quarter net profits. 

ITALY: Bosco Sport Italy implements YuniquePLM
Bosco Sport Italy, a manufacturer for Russian apparel giant Bosco Sport, has implemented YuniquePLM from Gerber Technology to help meet its commitment to deliver Olympic uniforms, sportswear and leisure apparel to the chain's 65 retail stores.