Retail: Latest news and analysis articles
A warm winter and a cold spring have been blamed for a fall in sales at value fashion retailer Primark. But its lack of e-commerce also leav...
Performance footwear and apparel brand Under Armour has taken a much-anticipated step to broaden its appeal to a more mainstream audience wi...
Trade ministers appear determined to push ahead with two trade deals being discussed between the European Union (EU) and the US and Canada,...
As efforts continue to try to rescue cargo stranded in the wake of the collapse of Hanjin Shipping, the world's seventh-largest container sh...
With a business model focused on offering the lowest prices on the high street, value fashion chain Primark is constantly questioned over its commitment to a range of ethical and environmental retail issues. Paul Lister, responsible for Primark’s ethical trading team, tells just-style "the strength of a brand's ethics is not about a price point" – and that close engagement with the supply chain is key.
While doomsayers have been waxing lyrically for the past two years about how the Chinese clothing industry could have a shaky future, John Cheh, vice chairman and CEO of Esquel Group, the Hong Kong-based vertically integrated cotton to shirt maker, is resolute in his optimism.
Textile Exchange has revealed more brands and suppliers are pledging their commitment to the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS), taking the total number of brands on board to 15.
The union representing West Coast dockworkers is to start talks with the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) to explore a possible extension to a contract agreed last year.
Retailer Long Tall Sally, which specialises in apparel for tall women, has unveiled what it claims to be the first mannequin based on the exact proportions of an actual customer, created using 3D scanning and printing technology.
US retail giant Gap Inc has named its former executive, Jamie Gersch, as chief marketing officer (CMO) of Old Navy in a bid to drive the brand's vision in the run-up to the holiday season.
Sainsbury's says its clothing business continued to gain market share in the second quarter, but sales fell as the UK supermarket retailer battled a competitive landscape and persistent deflation.
Tchibo has become the first retail company in Germany to sign a global framework agreement (GFA) with the IndustriAll Global Union, in a bid to improve working conditions in countries where it sources its merchandise.
The recent bankruptcy of South Korea's Hanjin Shipping, the world's seventh-largest container shipper, at the end of August, has left billions of dollars worth of merchandise in limbo, leaving the fallout for apparel and footwear importers and exporters unclear.
The ongoing challenge of tackling transparency and traceability across global supply chains cropped up again last week, with the launch of a new initiative to try to eliminate forced labour from cotton and yarn production.
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