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Nicaragua apparel and shoe firms to double in size

Nicaragua's top textile and footwear manufacturers plan to double their size in three years as the Central American nation rushes to meet ri...

Yuan devaluation impact mixed for garment firms

Apparel industry executives are playing down the potential impact of the decision by China's central bank to reduce the value of the yuan to...

Gap bullish on China growth opportunities

US retail giant Gap Inc has said it remains bullish on its long-term growth prospects in China despite the yuan deflation, while also reveal...

China devaluation: what’s the big deal?

Why the fuss about China’s yuan devaluation earlier this month? While pretty trivial by the standards of the past 50 years, it has managed t...

Latest Interviews

The new age of disruption on apparel production 27 Aug 2015

Leonie Barrie

In the first part of this two-part interview, Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of cloud-based supply chain platform GT Nexus, discussed how easy access to capital and technology is shaking up the retail industry. Here he talks about its impact on apparel production.


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.

Latest News

Asos founder and CEO Robertson steps down 2 Sep 15

Katie Smith

Nick Robertson, founder and CEO of online fashion retailer Asos, has stepped down after 15 years.


Myanmar approves first minimum wage 1 Sep 15

Michelle Russell

Myanmar has approved the country's first minimum wage for garment workers of MMK3,600 (US$3.2) per day, setting it at the level first proposed two months ago.


Adidas seeking to resolve shoe supplier dispute 28 Aug 15

Katie Smith

Sporting goods giant Adidas Group says it has "actively" sought to help resolve a dispute at a subcontractor to one of its Indonesian footwear suppliers, even though it had no active business relationship with the factory when around 1,300 workers were dismissed three years ago.


Jimmy Choo “pleasing” H1 as challenges loom 28 Aug 15

Michelle Russell

British luxury brand Jimmy Choo has booked a “pleasing” first-half performance with double-digit retail sales growth and higher earnings.


Clothing continues to drive UK retail sales growth 26 Aug 15

Katie Smith

Clothing remained one of the largest contributors to overall UK retail sales growth in August, as it continued to report strong increases, albeit lower than the prior month.


Outdoor Retailer to stay in Salt Lake City 26 Aug 15

Leonie Barrie

Organisers of the Outdoor Retailer trade show have put an end to speculation about a potential change of venue by extending their contracts to remain in Salt Lake City through 2018.

Latest blogs

Public opinion matters more than Modern Slavery Act 17 Aug 15

Michelle Russell

Britain’s Modern Slavery Act, which began coming into force at the end of July, sets new disclosure standards on an extraordinary number of garment businesses. But its legal niceties won’t really determine the law’s impact, says one industry observer, who believes public opinion matters more.


Race on to secure TPP agreement 12 Aug 15

Michelle Russell

After the latest round of TPP talks failed to clinch a deal, the race is now on to secure an agreement before the US presidential elections halt progress. Trade ministers are scrambling to try and forge a final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement within two months, after a meeting of trade ministers in Hawaii failed to clinch a deal last week.

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