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MEXICO: Wal-Mart unveils wind power store plan just-style.com | 7 May 10

Wal-Mart's Mexican division has announced plans to use wind-powered energy for its self-service stores.


UK: Asda eyes being market leader in non-food just-style.com | 15 Apr 10

Asda, the UK subsidiary of global retailer Wal-Mart Stores, has announced ambitious plans to grow its UK operations in the next five years.


UK: Asda eyes being market leader in non-food just-style.com | 15 Apr 10

Asda, the UK subsidiary of global retailer Wal-Mart Stores, has announced ambitious plans to grow its UK operations in the next five years.


SRI LANKA: Brandix invests in more carbon footprint cuts just-style.com | 9 Apr 10

Sri Lanka's largest apparel exporter, Brandix, is to invest another $2m over the next two years to cut its energy costs and carbon emissions as major customers in the US and EU move closer to requiring that suppliers disclose the carbon footprints of their products.


COMMENT: Sustainability - it takes a chain just-style.com | 24 Mar 10

The highest level apparel industry company committing to 'sustainability' is Wal-Mart. In fact, Wal-Mart admits "over 92%" of what needs to be done is down the chain. It may be a 'top down' program, but it will only work from the 'bottom up', believes Mike Todaro.


US: Walmart hit by India low wage claims Simon Warburton | 12 Mar 10

US retail giant Wal-Mart has been hit by allegations it is among several retailers not paying its workers in India the required minimum wage.


VIEWPOINT: Are retailers responsible for non-compliant factories? Leonie Barrie | 11 Mar 10

The Bangladeshi apparel industry has a lamentable track record when it comes to factory safety, especially fires. But where does the industry draw the line when it comes to apportioning blame to retailers and buyers?


BANGLADESH: Unions urge safety overhaul after factory fire just-style.com | 11 Mar 10

Workers unions and international labour-rights organisations are demanding an overhaul of safety regulations in the Bangladesh apparel industry after a fire killed 21 people at a garment factory at the end of last month.


The week ahead on just-style... Joe Ayling | 8 Mar 10

Taking a look at the week ahead for the footwear and apparel industry, here is news editor Joe Ayling's snapshot of just-style's latest news and insights agenda.


US: Wal-Mart settles discrimination suit just-style.com | 3 Mar 10

Wal-Mart Stores has said it has settled a sexual discrimination lawsuit it was facing over application and transfer requests at its Walmart Distribution Center in London, Kentucky.


US: Wal-Mart settles discrimination suit just-style.com | 3 Mar 10

Wal-Mart Stores has said it has settled a sexual discrimination lawsuit it was facing over application and transfer requests at its Walmart Distribution Center in London, Kentucky.


US: Walmart opens office for Latinoamerica region just-style.com | 24 Feb 10

Wal-Mart Stores Inc has opened new headquarters in South Florida for the company's Latin America operations, and named former Wal-Mart de Mexico boss as its regional president and CEO.


US: Walmart opens office for Latinoamerica region just-style.com | 24 Feb 10

Wal-Mart Stores Inc has opened new headquarters in South Florida for the company's Latin America operations, and named former Wal-Mart de Mexico boss as its regional president and CEO.


US: Walmart opens office for Latinoamerica region just-style.com | 24 Feb 10

Wal-Mart Stores Inc has opened new headquarters in South Florida for the company's Latin America operations, and named former Wal-Mart de Mexico boss as its regional president and CEO.


CANADA: Wal-Mart outlines expansion plans just-style.com | 24 Feb 10

Wal-Mart plans to remodel or open up to 40 "supercentres" in Canada this year, the head of the US retailer's local arm has revealed.


JAPAN: Wal-Mart eyeing acquisitions in Japan just-style.com | 23 Feb 10

Wal-Mart has confirmed that its Japanese unit is eyeing acquisitions as a long-term strategy to fuel growth in the saturated market.


Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 19 Feb 10

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.


UK: George helps Asda to 6% FY sales boost Joe Ayling | 18 Feb 10

UK supermarket chain Asda has reported a 6% rise in full-year same-store sales, and announced it is opening a new Bangladesh sourcing office for its George clothing line in April.


ANALYSIS: Wal-Mart upbeat on US outlook despite sales decline Katy Askew | 18 Feb 10

US retail giant Wal-Mart struck an upbeat note on the performance of its namesake US business today (18 February), despite posting a decline in sales during the fourth quarter.


ANALYSIS: Wal-Mart upbeat on US outlook despite sales decline Katy Askew | 18 Feb 10

US retail giant Wal-Mart struck an upbeat note on the performance of its namesake US business today (18 February), despite posting a decline in sales during the fourth quarter.


US: Wal-Mart earnings growth "exceeds expectations" just-style.com | 18 Feb 10

US retail giant Wal-Mart Stores has boosted full-year profits by 7%, exceeding its boss' expectations.


US: Wal-Mart earnings growth "exceeds expectations" just-style.com | 18 Feb 10

US retail giant Wal-Mart Stores has boosted full-year profits by 7%, exceeding its boss' expectations.


UK: Asda “to accelerate small store openings” - analysts just-style.com | 17 Feb 10

Asda is preparing to increase the pace at which it opens smaller stores as the UK retailer looks to boost sales through in-store innovation, analysts have suggested.


EGYPT: New planning system boosts Delta Textile just-style.com | 16 Feb 10

Delta Textile Egypt, the vertically integrated underwear manufacturer and a unit of Israel’s Delta Galil Industries, has improved delivery performance and production efficiency after investing in a new planning system.


US: Supply chain meeting tackles apparel sustainability just-style.com | 16 Feb 10

Sustainability across garment supply chains in the US, Mexico, the Caribbean as well as Central and South America will form the focus of the next annual meeting hosted by the American Apparel Producers’ Network (AAPN).


COMMENT: Cheap clothing - the winners and losers Joe Ayling | 16 Feb 10

Discount and value retailers have transformed the clothing industry in recent years, reinventing the consumer perception of a bargain and squeezing supply margins.


MEXICO: Walmex achieves “solid” full-year results just-style.com | 12 Feb 10

Wal-Mart de México said it achieved “solid” results in a “difficult” environment in 2009 with a lift in full-year profits.


CANADA: Wal-Mart takes sustainability index to Canada just-style.com | 11 Feb 10

US retail giant Wal-Mart is extending to its Canadian unit an environmental labelling scheme for the items sold in its stores, in a move that will effectively measure the “sustainability” of its Canadian suppliers.


CANADA: Gildan sees growth in private label brands Leonie Barrie | 10 Feb 10

T-shirt and underwear maker Gildan Activewear Inc is hoping to ramp up its role as a supplier of private label brands to US retailers following the launch of a new underwear programme for Walmart.


CANADA: Gildan sees growth in private label brands Leonie Barrie | 10 Feb 10

T-shirt and underwear maker Gildan Activewear Inc is hoping to ramp up its role as a supplier of private label brands to US retailers following the launch of a new underwear programme for Walmart.

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