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Will new Vietnam wage hinder competitiveness?

Vietnam's National Salary Council may have agreed to increase the country-wide minimum wage next year by the smallest proportion in a decade...

US apparel retailers' September 2016 sales roundup

Upside surprises were provided in September by two of the US apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales thanks to an uptick in c...

Myanmar garment exports surged 20% in 2015

Myanmar garment industry exports soared by around 20% last year, while footwear exports also surged as the Southeast Asia country gained new...

US apparel imports from China surge 23% in July

US apparel imports in July booked a double-digit increase on the month before as retailers stocked up for the back-to-school season – with t...

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Omega Compliance commits to supply chain integrity 14 Jun 2016

Michelle Russell

Increasing requirements by apparel brands and retailers for specialist quality assurance, compliance and supply chain security services are fuelling the strong double-digit growth of Omega Compliance, a standalone subsidiary of sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the company tells just-style why its momentum on responsible sourcing shows no sign of slowing down.

Kurt Cavano on “the Uberfication of everything” 26 Aug 2015

Leonie Barrie

Easy access to cheap capital, infinite computing power, and “the Uberfication of everything” are converging to create a perfect storm of disruption that's already starting to shake up the apparel retail industry, according to Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of cloud-based supply chain platform GT Nexus.

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US Q3 in brief - Under Armour, VF Corp, Skechers 30 Oct 16

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Skechers said it has achieved a new third-quarter sales record for the period, while Under Armour delivered another positive set of results. VF Corp, however, revealed an "unsatisfactory" set of results and cut its full-year outlook. 

Monsoon Accessorize appoints Deste finance chief 26 Oct 16

Michelle Russell

UK apparel and accessories retailer Monsoon Accessorize has appointed Elaine Deste as its new finance director.

Burlington owner ITG acquired by Platinum Equity 25 Oct 16

Michelle Russell

International Textile Group (ITG), owner of Burlington and Cone Denim, has been acquired by Platinum Equity through a completed merger with an affiliate of the private equity firm. 

Nordstrom finance chief Koppel to retire 25 Oct 16

Michelle Russell

Mike Koppel, the finance chief of upscale US fashion retailer Nordstrom, has announced his retirement after 15 years in the role. 

Global news roundup 25 Oct 16

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.

American Apparel headed for bankruptcy again? 25 Oct 16

Beth Wright

Troubled US retailer American Apparel could be heading for its second bankruptcy filing in as many years as rumours swirl that Authentic Brands Group (ABG) and Iconix Brand Group are among several companies expressing interest in acquiring the brand.

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Ethiopia unrest a sourcing risk? 18 Oct 16

Leonie Barrie

Fashion retailer H&M and UK based glove and leather manufacturer Pittards both say they are monitoring the situation in Ethiopia closely after the country's government declared a state of emergency after months of unrest.

Asia facing up to increased competition 10 Oct 16

Leonie Barrie

Increasing competition for garment sourcing contracts is seeing China not only being challenged by other countries in Asia, but by sub-Saharan African and even Russian suppliers too. And it is pushing Asian governments to sharpen their industrial policies to try to retain market share.

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