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Cotton price decline unlikely to help unit costs

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....

World Retail Congress 2014 Day Two: Quote/unquote

The second day of the annual World Retail Congress in Paris has shifted its focus onto cohesive supply chains, sustainable consumption, and...

Retail confidence up despite economic uncertainty

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...

World Retail Congress 2014 Day One: Quote/unquote

The great and the good of the retail industry have converged on Paris for three days for the annual World Retail Congress. New technologies,...

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

US increases cap on duty-free apparel from Africa 2 Oct 14

Leonie Barrie

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 FY boosted by international growth 2 Oct 14

Michelle Russell

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.


Coles commits to sourcing transparency for apparel 2 Oct 14

Michelle Russell

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 extends offer to Family Dollar 2 Oct 14

Michelle Russell

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.


PLM to support growth at China apparel firm Semir 2 Oct 14

Leonie Barrie

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 clothing a bright spot in Q2 trading 1 Oct 14

Michelle Russell

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.

Latest blogs

Crystal Group looks at long-term growth 30 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

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.


World Retail Congress 2014 28 Sep 14

Michelle Russell

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.

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