Retail: Latest news and analysis articles
The Better Work Bangladesh initiative is due to "get going in earnest next year" as part of wider efforts to improve working conditions in t...
Governments and tax authorities are finally getting smarter when it comes to the issue of transfer pricing – the prices charged between rela...
More than 60 brands and retailers have committed to end the use of angora in their future clothing and accessories collections, following on...
As safety improvements at Bangladesh garment factories move from inspections to remediation, stakeholders warn the hard work is just beginni...
Levis Strauss & Co is returning to its roots. The denim stalwart, which has been battling sluggish traffic trends, international challenges and a revolution in activewear, is looking to re-establish leadership in its sector. A touch of nostalgia, plenty of innovation, adjustments in sourcing strategy, and global expansion are all part of the plan. just-style talks with Seth Ellison, the group's president for Europe.
UK retailer Marks & Spencer is on something of a mission: To become the world's most sustainable retailer through its ambitious Plan A environmental and ethical programme. The person in charge of implementing this globally is Adam Elman, head of Plan A delivery, who discusses the initiative's challenging targets and the need for wider industry collaboration.
Among the most-read comment articles on just-style in 2014 were a look at the current state of play in world garment exports, and South Asia's role in the post-Bangladesh world.
Among the most-read analysis articles on just-style in 2014 were stories relating to Nike's "manufacturing revolution", the development of Ethiopia and Myanmar as apparel sourcing destinations, and industry efforts to improve factory safety.
Instead of our regular roundup of the most-read stories on just-style during the week, we thought a fitting end to the year would be to take a look at the top news stories on just-style in 2014. Minimum wage rises, toxic substances in clothing, job cuts, and factory safety issues were some of the issues that made the headlines.
Gerry Weber International is to acquire rival German women's fashion company Hallhuber Beteiligungs GmbH as it looks to develop and expand the business further.
Employers embroiled in a long-running dispute with workers at 29 US West Coast ports have called for federal mediation in a bid to resolve the impasse.
Next year’s World Sports Forum event will focus on “Entering and Exploring new Markets”, debating the latest sourcing and demographic trends.
As 2014 comes to a close, the team here at just-style is taking a well-earned break. The office will be closed from 24 December for the annual Christmas and New Year celebrations - but we'll be back at our desks again on 2 January 2015.
Will efforts to improve fire, building and worker safety in Bangladesh's apparel industry translate into more business - and higher prices?
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