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Li & Fung capital helps PLM firm expand into Asia

Global sourcing firm Li & Fung is investing in US-based Centric Software, a provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software to the a...

UK retail profit warnings hit new high

Intense competition, pricing pressure and currency headwinds are still denting UK retailer's expectations of an economic recovery, taking pr...

Next Q2 trading update: What the analysts say

Next this morning (29 July) saw its share price climb after it announced it was upping its full-year sales and earnings guidance....

Africa courts clothing and textile investment

East African countries are aggressively courting foreign investors to revive their textiles and apparel industries....

Latest Interviews

William E. Connor discusses global sourcing shifts 28 May 2014

Leonie Barrie

With a global vendor base of around 6,000 factories working with leading retailers and brands, sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. has an enviable view into worldwide sourcing shifts. In the second instalment of a two-part interview with just-style, company chairman and CEO William E. (Chip) Connor discusses opportunities, challenges and concerns.


William E. Connor talks transparency and trust 27 May 2014

Leonie Barrie

Transparency and integrity are two words that crop up repeatedly in conversation with William E. (Chip) Connor, chairman and CEO of Hong Kong based global sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. Indeed, these have been cornerstones of the business since it was founded 65 years ago, and continue to underpin every aspect of an operation set up to act as its clients' alter-ego.

Latest News

Bangladesh Accord says "no funding shortfall" 30 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has issued a statement clarifying it is well funded and capable of meeting the objectives its five-year programme effectively.


just-style's research roundup 30 Jul 14

Liz Hague

The latest reports from just-style's research store include an overview of clothing retailing in the UK, a look at insect repellent apparel, and a country report on Myanmar.


Matalan defends its position on Bangladesh 29 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

UK apparel retailer Matalan has moved to defend its position following accusations it has violated terms of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, and is dragging its feet over paying into the compensation fund.


Adidas investigating Cambodia faintings 29 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

Sporting giant Adidas has said it is investigating an incident involving over 200 faintings at a garment factory in Kandal province, Cambodia.


Puma Q2 beats consensus despite profit slide 29 Jul 14

Katie Smith

German sportswear business Puma delivered a second-quarter performance in line with both analyst and company expectations, despite posting a 76.2% drop in net earnings.


Iconix ups FY earnings guidance 29 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

Iconix Brand Group has upped its earnings guidance for the full year, despite booking a drop in second-quarter profit.

Latest blogs

Bangladesh Alliance and Accord update on progress 28 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, and the Accord on Fire and Building Safety have both issued their first annual reports, providing an update on the work carried out on improving safety and working conditions in the country to date.


Exporters back India's budget but seek more 21 Jul 14

Leonie Barrie

Indian apparel exporters are seeking a series of favourable policy decisions from the new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government, including export subsidies to offset import duties imposed by the EU while talks continue towards an EU-India free trade agreement.

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