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TURKEY: Labour groups target Esprit and Li & Fung Leonie Barrie | 7 Nov 12

Fashion retailer Esprit and its sourcing agent Li & Fung have been targeted by protesters in Hong Kong, Turkey and Thailand in a series of demonstrations accusing them of failing to pay wages and severance pay to workers at a factory in Istanbul.


HONG KONG: Li & Fung $500m bond issue to fund acquisitions Richard Woodard | 2 Nov 12

Global sourcing giant Li & Fung is to issue US dollar bonds to raise funds for “strategic acquisitions and business development”, the company said.


HONG KONG: Li & Fung $500m bond issue to fund acquisitions Richard Woodard | 2 Nov 12

Global sourcing giant Li & Fung is to issue US dollar bonds to raise funds for “strategic acquisitions and business development”, the company said.


Top stories on just-style this week... Katie Smith | 12 Oct 12

Top stories on just-style this week include reports Li & Fung is in advanced talks to buy Synergies Worldwide, a look at the latest list of goods produced in countries that are suspected of using child or forced labour and news that Aaron Beng-Keong Boey has resigned as president of Levi Strauss & Co's Denizen brand.


HONG KONG: Li & Fung names Lam CFO Katie Smith | 10 Oct 12

Sourcing giant Li & Fung has appointed former Citigroup investment banker Ed Lam as its chief financial officer to develop the group's growth and acquisition strategy.


HONG KONG: Li & Fung names Lam CFO Katie Smith | 10 Oct 12

Sourcing giant Li & Fung has appointed former Citigroup investment banker Ed Lam as its chief financial officer to develop the group's growth and acquisition strategy.


HONG KONG: Li & Fung to acquire Synergies Worldwide? Katie Smith | 8 Oct 12

Apparel and consumer goods supplier Li & Fung is in advanced talks to acquire apparel sourcing agent Synergies Worldwide, according to reports.


HONG KONG: Li & Fung to acquire Synergies Worldwide? Katie Smith | 8 Oct 12

Apparel and consumer goods supplier Li & Fung is in advanced talks to acquire apparel sourcing agent Synergies Worldwide, according to reports.


HONG KONG: Li & Fung inks new sourcing deal with Wal-Mart Leonie Barrie | 20 Sep 12

A sourcing deal inked more than two years ago between Li & Fung and Wal-Mart Stores has been replaced by a new agreement that allows the global supply chain manager to offer a range of new services to the retail giant.


HONG KONG: Li & Fung inks new sourcing deal with Wal-Mart Leonie Barrie | 20 Sep 12

A sourcing deal inked more than two years ago between Li & Fung and Wal-Mart Stores has been replaced by a new agreement that allows the global supply chain manager to offer a range of new services to the retail giant.


Top stories on just-style this week... Katie Smith | 7 Sep 12

Top stories on just-style this week include the Olympic Games failing to boost August retail sales in the UK, a look at just-style's latest management briefing on RFID technology and H&M calls for higher wages for garment workers in Bangladesh.


just-style management briefing: RFID technology gets increasingly sophisticated Lee Adendorff | 3 Sep 12

Despite the increasing number of roll-outs of RFID item-level tagging by retail giants such as Walmart, JCPenney, Marks & Spencer and supply chain giant Li & Fung, the price of RFID inlays (the electronic component that comprises of an antenna made of copper, silver or aluminium along with a silicon chip attached to a synthetic backing) has not budged.


Li & Fung committed to growth through acquisitions Leonie Barrie | 10 Aug 12

Li & Fung, the world's largest supplier of apparel and consumer goods, has stressed that growth through strategic acquisitions and the trend for outsourcing by retailers and brands will continue to drive its business going forward - despite posting a 22% drop in core first-half operating profit.


Li & Fung committed to growth through acquisitions Leonie Barrie | 10 Aug 12

Li & Fung, the world's largest supplier of apparel and consumer goods, has stressed that growth through strategic acquisitions and the trend for outsourcing by retailers and brands will continue to drive its business going forward - despite posting a 22% drop in core first-half operating profit.


HONG KONG: Li & Fung core H1 profit drops 22% Richard Woodard | 9 Aug 12

Core operating profits at consumer goods giant Li & Fung fell 22% despite a slight rise in turnover, as the Hong Kong-based company was hit by continued economic fragility in its main markets.


HONG KONG: Li & Fung core H1 profit drops 22% Richard Woodard | 9 Aug 12

Core operating profits at consumer goods giant Li & Fung fell 22% despite a slight rise in turnover, as the Hong Kong-based company was hit by continued economic fragility in its main markets.


US: Sustainable Apparel Coalition unveils new eco-index Petah Marian | 27 Jul 12

Clothing and footwear firms including Nike, Marks & Spencer, Levi Strauss and Walmart are among those backing a new tool designed to measure sustainability and environmental impact across the industry supply chain.


US: J Brand coy on possible sale or IPO Katie Smith | 3 Jul 12

Los Angeles-based apparel retailer J Brand has remained coy on speculation it is exploring strategic options including the potential sale or flotation of the company and has hired independent financial advisor Morgan Stanley.


SINGAPORE: Clariant joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition Leonie Barrie | 12 Jun 12

The group working to reduce the environmental and social impacts of apparel and footwear production around the world has added Swiss-based specialty chemicals company Clariant as one of its members.


HONG KONG: Five directors exit Gieves & Hawkes Katie Smith | 25 May 12

Gieves & Hawkes has today (25 May) confirmed that five of its directors have left the company, a month after upmarket tailor was acquired by Hong Kong based Trinity Ltd.


CHINA: Li & Fung appoints Spencer Fung as COO Katie Smith | 14 May 12

Sourcing giant Li & Fung has today (14 May) promoted LF Europe president Spencer Fung to group chief operating officer.


CHINA: Li & Fung appoints Spencer Fung as COO Katie Smith | 14 May 12

Sourcing giant Li & Fung has today (14 May) promoted LF Europe president Spencer Fung to group chief operating officer.


US: Avery Dennison joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition Leonie Barrie | 10 May 12

The group working to reduce the environmental and social impacts of apparel and footwear production around the world has added labelling and RFID supplier Avery Dennison as its first "solution provider" member.


Spotlight on... Collective Brands' search for steady footing Petah Marian | 4 May 12

Footwear firm Collective Brands has spent the last five years trying to find a stable footing following the company's formation following Payless ShoeSource's acquisition of Stride Rite in 2007. Here just-style charts some of the key themes and events in the company's tumultuous history.


HONG KONG: Trinity buys UK tailor Gieves & Hawkes Petah Marian | 12 Apr 12

Hong Kong based Trinity Ltd, part of global sourcing giant Li & Fung, has bought UK men's wear brand Gieves & Hawkes in a deal worth up to GBP92.5m (US$147.6m).


CHINA: Li & Fung wins US Polo Assn licence Richard Woodard | 11 Apr 12

Global consumer goods and logistics giant Li & Fung has won a new multi-year licence to sell apparel and accessories under the US Polo Assn brand in China.


CHINA: Li & Fung wins US Polo Assn licence Richard Woodard | 11 Apr 12

Global consumer goods and logistics giant Li & Fung has won a new multi-year licence to sell apparel and accessories under the US Polo Assn brand in China.


US: Vena Cava brand teams up with LF USA Katie Smith | 10 Apr 12

Women's fashion brand Vena Cava has signed a multi-year licensing and design agreement with LF USA, a subsidiary of Hong Kong based consumer goods sourcing giant Li & Fung.


HONG KONG: Li & Fung delivers 24% hike in full-year earnings Leonie Barrie | 22 Mar 12

Li & Fung Limited, the world's largest supplier of apparel and consumer goods, today (22 March) booked a 24% hike in full-year profit thanks to the expansion of its sourcing network and growth in its Asia business.


HONG KONG: Li & Fung delivers 24% hike in full-year earnings Leonie Barrie | 22 Mar 12

Li & Fung Limited, the world's largest supplier of apparel and consumer goods, today (22 March) booked a 24% hike in full-year profit thanks to the expansion of its sourcing network and growth in its Asia business.

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