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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.


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.


US: Footwear shoppers look to retailers they can trust Katie Smith | 7 Jun 12

The top priority for footwear buyers is finding a retailer they know and trust, according to market research company The NPD Group.


INDIA: Wal-Mart to brief employees on anti-corruption compliance - reports Katie Smith | 28 May 12

Wal-Mart's Indian division has reportedly appointed a team in India to brief employees on its anti-corruption compliance programme.


INDIA: Wal-Mart to brief employees on anti-corruption compliance - reports Katie Smith | 28 May 12

Wal-Mart's Indian division has reportedly appointed a team in India to brief employees on its anti-corruption compliance programme.


Quote, unquote: Supply Chain Summit Petah Marian | 25 May 12

Just-style attended the Retail Week Supply Chain Summit, which brought together a number of key supply chain executives to consider some of the greatest challenges facing the sector. Here are some of the most quotable moments from the two-day event:


US: Wal-Mart Q1 profit grows on strong domestic sales Petah Marian | 17 May 12

The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc, today (17 March) reported an increase in first-quarter net profit helped by better-than-expected sales in its US business.


US: Wal-Mart Q1 profit grows on strong domestic sales Petah Marian | 17 May 12

The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc, today (17 March) reported an increase in first-quarter net profit helped by better-than-expected sales in its US business.


US: Wal-Mart Q1 profit grows on strong domestic sales Petah Marian | 17 May 12

The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc, today (17 March) reported an increase in first-quarter net profit helped by better-than-expected sales in its US business.


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.


UK: Summit to discuss retail supply chain challenges Petah Marian | 10 May 12

Executives from Wal-Mart, Metro, Marks & Spencer and Primark are taking part in a two-day event in London next week looking at the challenges facing the retail supply chain.


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.


MEXICO: Mexican authorities launch Walmex probes Dean Best | 27 Apr 12

Mexico's attorney general has launched an investigation into allegations Wal-Mart Stores' local unit bribed officials to make it easier to open stores in the country.


MEXICO: Mexican authorities launch Walmex probes Dean Best | 27 Apr 12

Mexico's attorney general has launched an investigation into allegations Wal-Mart Stores' local unit bribed officials to make it easier to open stores in the country.


Top stories on just-style this week... Petah Marian | 27 Apr 12

Top stories on just-style this week include a report on a fake Primark store opened in Dubai, the prospects for Burma as a production base, and a look at the corruption claims at Wal-Mart Mexico.


Top stories on just-style this week... Petah Marian | 27 Apr 12

Top stories on just-style this week include a report on a fake Primark store opened in Dubai, the prospects for Burma as a production base, and a look at the corruption claims at Wal-Mart Mexico.


Top stories on just-style this week... Petah Marian | 27 Apr 12

Top stories on just-style this week include a report on a fake Primark store opened in Dubai, the prospects for Burma as a production base, and a look at the corruption claims at Wal-Mart Mexico.


Spotlight on...Wal-Mart hit by Mexican shock-waves Katy Askew | 26 Apr 12

Shares in Wal-Mart de Mexico y Centroamerica plummeted this week as allegations the company bribed officials to speed up store openings prompted many shareholders to offload the stock at a rate of knots. Meanwhile, concern that US regulators will pursue action against parent company Wal-Mart Stores for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act could have some far-reaching consequences for the world's largest retailer. Katy Askew reports.


Spotlight on...Wal-Mart hit by Mexican shock-waves Katy Askew | 26 Apr 12

Shares in Wal-Mart de Mexico y Centroamerica plummeted this week as allegations the company bribed officials to speed up store openings prompted many shareholders to offload the stock at a rate of knots. Meanwhile, concern that US regulators will pursue action against parent company Wal-Mart Stores for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act could have some far-reaching consequences for the world's largest retailer. Katy Askew reports.


US: Congress launches Wal-Mart bribery probe Petah Marian | 24 Apr 12

Two US Congressmen have written to request a meeting with Wal-Mart chief executive after reports emerged that it covered up some US$24m in bribes used to clear the way for store openings.


MEXICO: Wal-Mart shares hit by corruption allegations Petah Marian | 24 Apr 12

Wal-Mart de Mexico y Centroamerica saw its share price hit yesterday (24 April) as it saw first-quarter margins hit and the market reacted to the news that it was being investigated for possible bribery.


MEXICO: Wal-Mart investigates corruption claims Petah Marian | 23 Apr 12

Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc has admitted it is investigating reports that it engaged in systematic bribery to clear the way for store openings in Mexico during the early 2000s.


MEXICO: Wal-Mart investigates corruption claims Petah Marian | 23 Apr 12

Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc has admitted it is investigating reports that it engaged in systematic bribery to clear the way for store openings in Mexico during the early 2000s.


MEXICO: Wal-Mart investigates corruption claims Petah Marian | 23 Apr 12

Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc has admitted it is investigating reports that it engaged in systematic bribery to clear the way for store openings in Mexico during the early 2000s.


INDIA: Wal-Mart expands e-commerce unit, creates 100 jobs Katie Smith | 19 Apr 12

Retail giant Wal-Mart is expanding its global e-commerce operation in Bangalore, India, in a move that will create 100 jobs.


US: Wal-Mart nominates Mayer to board Katie Smith | 16 Apr 12

US retailer Wal-Mart has today (16 April) nominated Google executive Marissa Mayer as a member of the company's board.


CHINA: Wal-Mart China executive Zhou steps down Michelle Russell | 16 Apr 12

Wal-Mart Stores has seen another senior executive leave its operations in China.


CHINA: Wal-Mart China executive Zhou steps down Michelle Russell | 16 Apr 12

Wal-Mart Stores has seen another senior executive leave its operations in China.


Wal-Mart focuses on better international returns Petah Marian | 16 Apr 12

Retail giant Wal-Mart is focused on improving returns from international markets where it already has a presence, rather than entering new countries, according to Doug McMillon, CEO of the retailer's operations outside the US, as he met analysts in Canada last week.


Partnerships key to bringing back UK manufacturing Petah Marian | 13 Apr 12

Recent talk about high street brands and retailers shifting some of their manufacturing back to the UK requires long-term collaboration with local factories. Petah Marian looks at one such partnership.

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