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With global cotton prices sitting at a five-year low, apparel firms should be benefitting from lower unit costs. That's the theory at least....
The second day of the annual World Retail Congress in Paris has shifted its focus onto cohesive supply chains, sustainable consumption, and...
A positive change in retail sales is expected over the next 12 months, with growth in North America, the Middle East, China and Africa offse...
The great and the good of the retail industry have converged on Paris for three days for the annual World Retail Congress. New technologies,...
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.
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.
In two moves relating to the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the US has increased the amount of duty and quota-free apparel that can be imported under the trade agreement - and has launched its annual review into those countries that will be eligible for benefits in the next year.
Ciel Textiles, the Mauritius-listed clothing business which supplies a number of European retailers, saw earnings climb for its full-year, boosted by the performance of its international operations.
Australian retail group Coles has pushed its commitment to ethical sourcing and supply chain transparency further by publishing a list of factories manufacturing product for its Mix apparel line.
Dollar General has once extended its tender offer to acquire Family Dollar Stores, which has advised shareholders to reject a tender offer from its rival.
One of China's largest apparel companies, Zhejiang Semir Garment Co (Semir), has selected YuniquePLM to help enhance its processes, supply chain collaboration, and increase speed to market.
Sainsbury's has said its clothing business continues to perform strongly as the UK retail group revealed a decline in second-quarter sales hurt by significant pricing activity and food price deflation.
In an exclusive interview published on just-style last week, Andrew Lo, CEO of Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Crystal Group, talks about the challenges of building the business for long-term growth, and ensuring that the company has a strong local supply chain in place to deliver on its goals.
The annual World Retail Congress has returned to Paris this week for three days where the great and the good of the retail industry have converged to discuss the industry climate as we move out of a tough economic climate. New technologies, the rise of omni-channel, innovation and the supply chain of the future will all be discussed.
- Li & Fung: China consumption to bring major change
- Innovation and e-commerce key to Nike's growth
- INTERVIEW: Crystal CEO rises to the challenges
- Opinion divided on China cotton import cuts
- Pacific Crystal Textiles gears up for production
- Addressing anaemia key to Cambodia productivity
- Chinese firm to invest in Ethiopian textile plant
- Textile value chain making Africa more competitive
- US and EU apparel groups set out stance on TTIP
- Cambodia garment worker wage talks stagnate