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SOUTH AFRICA: Sourcing event targets apparel and textiles Leonie Barrie | 8 Nov 12

Opportunities to source textiles, apparel and footwear from Africa are the focus of a special event taking place in Cape Town next year, which brings together producers from more than a dozen sub-Saharan African countries.


BANGLADESH: Woven garment exports up 10% in Q1 Siddique Islam | 8 Nov 12

Bangladesh's woven garment exports grew by nearly 10% in the first quarter of the current fiscal year despite the economic slowdown in the European Union (EU) and the US.


UAE: George opens first store in Middle East Katie Smith | 29 Oct 12

Supermarket fashion brand George at Asda has opened its first Middle Eastern store in Abu Dhabi through a franchise agreement with Azadea Group.


US/CHINA: Wal-Mart extends sustainability goals Petah Marian | 25 Oct 12

Wal-Mart has extended its sustainability goals with plans to buy 70% of the products it sells in its US Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores from suppliers who use its Sustainability Index to share the sustainability of their products.


US: Wal-Mart plans to reduce capital expenditure Katie Smith | 11 Oct 12

Wal-Mart Stores said it intends to reduce its capital expenditure in fiscal 2014, but emphasised it will add roughly the same amount of retail space as this year.


US: Wal-Mart plans to reduce capital expenditure Katie Smith | 11 Oct 12

Wal-Mart Stores said it intends to reduce its capital expenditure in fiscal 2014, but emphasised it will add roughly the same amount of retail space as this year.


CHINA: Apparel brands to reduce pollution in supply chain Katie Smith | 10 Oct 12

Leading apparel brands including Gap, Adidas and H&M Hennes & Mauritz are looking at ways to reduce pollution within their supply chains following accusations that they were purchasing clothing from suppliers who illegally discharge polluted water in China.


US: Strong sales lift Family Dollar Q4 and FY profit Katie Smith | 4 Oct 12

Stronger sales and lower markdowns has helped US discount retailer Family Dollar to today (3 October) book a rise in fourth quarter and full-year net profit.


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A sourcing deal inked more than two years ago between Li & Fung and Wal-Mart Stores has been replaced by a new agreement that allows the global supply chain manager to offer a range of new services to the retail giant.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


Viewpoint: Indian retail reform may still stall Leonie Barrie | 19 Sep 12

Moves last week by the Indian government to open the country's multi-brand retail sector to foreign investment have been hailed as everything from a "historic decision" to a "big bang" reform. But observers also warn it is still far from certain that they will go ahead.


INDIA: FDI retail reform returns but states will have final say Dean Best | 14 Sep 12

The Indian government has again opened the door to foreign investment in the country's retail sector - but states will have the final say on whether multi-brand outlets backed by overseas capital can open.


INDIA: FDI retail reform returns but states will have final say Dean Best | 14 Sep 12

The Indian government has again opened the door to foreign investment in the country's retail sector - but states will have the final say on whether multi-brand outlets backed by overseas capital can open.


Top stories on just-style this week... Katie Smith | 24 Aug 12

Top stories on just-style this week include a look at the decline of the US garment industry, the launch of M&S's Body Shape jeans range, and news that UK retail footfall continued to worsen in the quarter ended July.


US: Congressmen outline more Wal-Mart Mexico allegations Dean Best | 20 Aug 12

Two US Congressmen say they have obtained internal Wal-Mart documents that claim staff at the retail giant's Mexican unit might have evaded tax and laundered money.


US: Congressmen outline more Wal-Mart Mexico allegations Dean Best | 20 Aug 12

Two US Congressmen say they have obtained internal Wal-Mart documents that claim staff at the retail giant's Mexican unit might have evaded tax and laundered money.


US: Wal-Mart lifts outlook as Q2 income rises 5.7% Petah Marian | 16 Aug 12

Wal-Mart today (16 August) recorded a 5.7% jump in second-quarter net income and lifted its full-year earnings outlook.


US: Finish Line hires Beidler as SVP of store operations Katie Smith | 15 Aug 12

US sportswear retailer The Finish Line has appointed Greg Beidler as senior vice president of store operations.


US: Talon International Q2 net profit up on rising sales Petah Marian | 14 Aug 12

Zipper and trim supplier Talon International posted an increase in second-quarter net income on the back of rising sales.


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.


SOUTH AFRICA: Retailer Massmart reports FY sales increase Dean Best | 5 Jul 12

South African retailer Massmart Holdings has posted a near 16% increase in annual sales on the back of robust underlying sales and the acquisition of stores owned by local cash-and-carry rival Rhino.


SOUTH AFRICA: Retailer Massmart reports FY sales increase Dean Best | 5 Jul 12

South African retailer Massmart Holdings has posted a near 16% increase in annual sales on the back of robust underlying sales and the acquisition of stores owned by local cash-and-carry rival Rhino.


UK/US: Asda to boost online growth with supply chain platform Katie Smith | 4 Jul 12

Asda has selected a supply chain process platform from provider Manhattan Associates to support the growth of its online business Asda Direct.


UPDATE: US: Family Dollar Q3 apparel sales rise 1.1% Leonie Barrie | 29 Jun 12

Despite booking record third quarter results which saw higher sales contribute to a 12.1% jump in profit, US discount retailer Family Dollar Stores admits that demand for more discretionary categories like apparel continues "to be challenged."


Top stories on just-style this week... Katie Smith | 29 Jun 12

Top stories on just-style this week include the addition of 4,000 jobs at Wal-Mart Canada this year, rumours that Tesco is seeking a commercial director for its domestic business, and a report that emerging Asian countries hold the key to the global apparel sourcing.


CANADA: Wal-Mart to create 4,000 jobs Katie Smith | 26 Jun 12

Wal-Mart Stores Canada has announced it will create 4,000 jobs this year, in a bid to support the company's growth plans.


CANADA: Wal-Mart to create 4,000 jobs Katie Smith | 26 Jun 12

Wal-Mart Stores Canada has announced it will create 4,000 jobs this year, in a bid to support the company's growth plans.


US: Wal-Mart's social commerce unit heads step down Katie Smith | 26 Jun 12

US retail giant Wal-Mart has confirmed that Venky Harinarayan and Anand Rajaraman, co-heads of its @WalmartLabs division, are leaving the company.


US: Fifth Sun Apparel chooses AX ERP tool Leonie Barrie | 19 Jun 12

Private label clothing supplier Gonzales Enterprises, which trades as Fifth Sun Apparel, has selected the Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP solution to manage its supply chain and allow for continued expansion.


WORLD: Brazil tops retail expansion table Richard Woodard | 14 Jun 12

Brazil has topped the rankings for global retail expansion among developing nations for the second successive year, driven by its growing middle class economy.

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