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US: CBS exec Ashe to lead Wal-Mart e-commerce push Petah Marian | 17 Jan 12

Wal-Mart has announced that Neil Ashe has been appointed as CEO of the company's global e-commerce business.


VIETNAM: Korea's Hansae to build $30m apparel plant Ngo Tuan | 12 Jan 12

Hansae Vietnam Co Ltd, a subsidy of Korean apparel manufacturer Hansae, has begun construction of its third apparel plant in Vietnam at Tan Huong Industrial Zone in the southern province of Tien Giang.


just-style management briefing: Retail winners and losers in 2011 Keith Nuthall | 19 Dec 11

While some retailers continued to be vulnerable to cost-cutting, swingeing redundancies and store closures in 2011, others acted swiftly to respond to the changing economic circumstances, offering real value to their customers and embarking on ambitious international expansion.


US: Wal-Mart launches corruption probe Sam Webb | 12 Dec 11

Wal-Mart Stores has started a probe into bribery allegations in its operations outside the US after an internal investigation.


US: Wal-Mart launches corruption probe Sam Webb | 12 Dec 11

Wal-Mart Stores has started a probe into bribery allegations in its operations outside the US after an internal investigation.


INDIA: FDI will benefit retail sector - Tesco CFO Dean Best | 8 Dec 11

More overseas investment would benefit India's retail sector, Tesco CFO Laurie McIlwee insisted today (8 December).


INDIA: FDI will benefit retail sector - Tesco CFO Dean Best | 8 Dec 11

More overseas investment would benefit India's retail sector, Tesco CFO Laurie McIlwee insisted today (8 December).


INDIA: Retail reform "put on hold" Sam Webb | 5 Dec 11

India's government has reportedly put its controversial reform of the country's retail sector on hold.


INDIA: Retail reform "put on hold" Sam Webb | 5 Dec 11

India's government has reportedly put its controversial reform of the country's retail sector on hold.


BANGLADESH: Apparel conference tackles product safety Leonie Barrie | 2 Dec 11

Apparel industry stakeholders in Bangladesh had an opportunity earlier this week to learn about critical product safety, sustainability, chemical management, and social responsibility issues facing the global apparel and footwear industry.


INDIA: Retailers divided over FDI reform Raghavendra Verma | 1 Dec 11

Planned reforms by the Indian government to further open the country's retail sector and allow overseas companies to own higher stakes in domestic outlets, have divided politicians and business leaders.


INDIA: Retailers divided over FDI reform Raghavendra Verma | 1 Dec 11

Planned reforms by the Indian government to further open the country's retail sector and allow overseas companies to own higher stakes in domestic outlets, have divided politicians and business leaders.


INDIA: Prime minister defends FDI reform Sam Webb | 1 Dec 11

The Indian prime minister has defended the easing of rules on foreign ownership in the country's retail market, as politicians opposed to the move continue to cripple parliament.


INDIA: Prime minister defends FDI reform Sam Webb | 1 Dec 11

The Indian prime minister has defended the easing of rules on foreign ownership in the country's retail market, as politicians opposed to the move continue to cripple parliament.


US: Olah hires Mazur to lead new Canadian office Leonie Barrie | 30 Nov 11

New York-based fabric supplier Olah Inc has set up new Canadian headquarters which are being headed by fashion industry veteran Debbie Mazur.


Quote unquote: Indian retail reform special Sam Webb | 29 Nov 11

India's cabinet has relaxed rules on foreign direct investment in the country's retail sector. The move was lauded by global retailers but met with opposition from large sections of the parliament, as local operators are feeling threatened by the prospect of foreign companies, which can now own 51% of multi-brand retail stores. In this special quote unquote, just-style outlines the thoughts of those affected by the announcement.


INDIA: Government emphasises FDI local sourcing rules Petah Marian | 28 Nov 11

The Indian government has emphasised that some 30% of products sourced by foreign retailers will have to come from small Indian manufacturers under its new plans to allow foreign retailers to own 51% of multi-brand retail stores.


INDIA: Opens multi-brand retail to foreign investment Petah Marian | 25 Nov 11

An executive decision by India's cabinet to ease laws on foreign direct investment (FDI) in the country's retail market has met with opposition from large sections of parliament.


INDIA: Opens multi-brand retail to foreign investment Petah Marian | 25 Nov 11

An executive decision by India's cabinet to ease laws on foreign direct investment (FDI) in the country's retail market has met with opposition from large sections of parliament.


INDIA: New Delhi to ease laws on foreign retail ownership Dean Best | 24 Nov 11

The Indian government has reportedly approved plans to further open up the country's retail industry, a decision that could see a wave of foreign investment into the sector.


INDIA: New Delhi to ease laws on foreign retail ownership Dean Best | 24 Nov 11

The Indian government has reportedly approved plans to further open up the country's retail industry, a decision that could see a wave of foreign investment into the sector.


ISRAEL: Tefron narrows Q3 loss on surge in seamless sales Leonie Barrie | 24 Nov 11

Manufacturer Tefron Ltd has narrowed its third quarter loss thanks to soaring sales of its seamless intimate apparel and performance activewear lines.


THE FLANARANT: Is own label about to collapse? Mike Flanagan | 16 Nov 11

With more and more own label apparel retailers eyeing growth in Asia and Latin America to make up for shortfalls in their domestic markets, Mike Flanagan asks whether a business formula that's running out of steam at home will now work abroad. Especially if it's fuelled by designers who have little connection to those foreign customers.


US: Wal-Mart Q3 profit falls as US gains traction Petah Marian | 15 Nov 11

Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc today booked a 2.9% drop in third-quarter profit, but saw US same-store sales rise for the first time in ten quarters.


US: Wal-Mart Q3 profit falls as US gains traction Petah Marian | 15 Nov 11

Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc today booked a 2.9% drop in third-quarter profit, but saw US same-store sales rise for the first time in ten quarters.


US: Wal-Mart Q3 profit falls as US gains traction Petah Marian | 15 Nov 11

Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc today booked a 2.9% drop in third-quarter profit, but saw US same-store sales rise for the first time in ten quarters.


ISRAEL: Delta Galil books Q3 gains as Jones talks continue Leonie Barrie | 11 Nov 11

Apparel and lingerie maker Delta Galil Industries Ltd yesterday (10 November) said talks to buy Jones Group's jeanswear division are taking longer than the initial one-month timeframe, but the deal is likely to be finalised by the end of this year.


Top stories on just-style Petah Marian | 4 Nov 11

This week's top stories took on a footwear theme, with the WTO backing a complaint by China over EU anti-dumping duties and Inditex planning to expand footwear sourcing in Mexico. Meanwhile, Wal-Mart announced plans to move its fashion offices back to Bentonville and Limited Brands spun off its Mast sourcing unit.


US: Wal-Mart to move fashion offices to Bentonville Petah Marian | 31 Oct 11

Wal-Mart is moving its fashion offices back to its headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, according to reports.


Global news roundup Petah Marian | 31 Oct 11

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.

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