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BANGLADESH: Apparel exports soar 20% in H1 Siddique Islam | 14 Jan 14

Bangladesh's ready-made garment exports are continuing to soar, rising by nearly 20% in the first-half of the current fiscal year despite ongoing political uncertainty, labour unrest and factory safety issues.


INDIA: Bharti Retail appoints Wal-Mart exec Jain as CEO Michelle Russell | 8 Jan 14

Bharti Retail has appointed the former head of Wal-Mart India, Raj Jain, as its CEO.


UK: Asda confident after "very tough" Christmas Dean Best | 6 Jan 14

UK retailer Asda has reported "a good performance" during what it described as a "very tough" Christmas trading period.


Top ten interviews on just-style in 2013... Katie Smith | 23 Dec 13

Among the industry executives who spoke with just-style this year were Tim Wheeler, president of Jockey's international division, Esquel Group's CEO John Cheh, and Joe Dixon, SVP of production at Brooks Brothers.


The Flanarant: Fast facilitation is key for garment trade Mike Flanagan | 18 Dec 13

Trade Facilitation is the new industry buzzword, but can anyone get excited about it? asks Mike Flanagan. They should, he says, highlighting here the potential of the WTO's Bali Package to enhance clothing supply chains. He also urges the industry to push for fast implementation, noting that garment workers would be the biggest beneficiaries.


INDIA: Jobs axed as Wal-Mart goes solo Dean Best | 17 Dec 13

Wal-Mart has admitted some jobs will be lost from its business in India as the US retail giant plots its growth in the market alone.


BANGLADESH: Alliance for Worker Safety opens Dhaka office Katie Smith | 11 Dec 13

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has opened an office in Dhaka, giving it a local presence from which to focus its efforts on improving fire and structural safety in the country's garment factories.


US apparel production growth gives mixed message Michelle Russell | 6 Dec 13

Apparel production in the US was up in the third quarter for the first time in many years - indicating sustained economic recovery but also suggesting efforts to grow domestic manufacturing may be starting to take hold.


BANGLADESH: Campaigners fight on for Tazreen families Richard Woodard | 22 Nov 13

Campaign groups and unions are renewing calls for meaningful compensation for victims of the Tazreen Fashions factory fire – almost one year after the blaze killed at least 112 people.


BANGLADESH: Wal-Mart audits find factory safety issues Leonie Barrie | 18 Nov 13

Initial results of inspections at Bangladeshi factories supplying garments to retail giant Wal-Mart Stores found that more than 30 posed a safety risk - but most have since made improvements.


BANGLADESH: Wal-Mart audits find factory safety issues Leonie Barrie | 18 Nov 13

Initial results of inspections at Bangladeshi factories supplying garments to retail giant Wal-Mart Stores found that more than 30 posed a safety risk - but most have since made improvements.


UK: Asda third-quarter sales growth slows Katie Smith | 15 Nov 13

UK retailer Asda saw its third-quarter sales growth slow, but the business is looking to improve its clothing offer in store as part of a wider investment, according to one analyst.


UK: Asda third-quarter sales growth slows Katie Smith | 15 Nov 13

UK retailer Asda saw its third-quarter sales growth slow, but the business is looking to improve its clothing offer in store as part of a wider investment, according to one analyst.


INDIA: Apparel exports increase 13% in H1 Katie Smith | 12 Nov 13

Indian apparel exports grew almost 13% during the six months from April to October, according to figures released this week.


INDIA: Apparel exports increase 13% in H1 Katie Smith | 12 Nov 13

Indian apparel exports grew almost 13% during the six months from April to October, according to figures released this week.


CHINA: Wal-Mart reiterates plans to expand in China Dean Best | 25 Oct 13

Wal-Mart Stores has outlined plans to open stores and distribution centres in China over the next three years - after saying last week some existing outlets in the country would close.


CHINA: Wal-Mart reiterates plans to expand in China Dean Best | 25 Oct 13

Wal-Mart Stores has outlined plans to open stores and distribution centres in China over the next three years - after saying last week some existing outlets in the country would close.


BANGLADESH: Alliance approves fire and building safety standards Leonie Barrie | 23 Oct 13

The group of North American brands and retailers working to improve fire and building safety in Bangladesh's garment factories has agreed the standards against which facilities will be assessed, and established a committee of third-party experts to help with implementation.


BANGLADESH: North American Alliance releases factory details Leonie Barrie | 18 Oct 13

The group of North American brands and retailers working to improve fire and building safety in Bangladesh's garment factories has publicly released details of more than 620 factories used to supply its clothes.


US: Wal-Mart boss outlines strategic objectives Richard Woodard | 16 Oct 13

Increasing comparable store sales in the US, improving international returns and reducing expenses are the key strategic objectives for retail giant Wal-Mart Stores, investors have been told.


US: Wal-Mart boss outlines strategic objectives Richard Woodard | 16 Oct 13

Increasing comparable store sales in the US, improving international returns and reducing expenses are the key strategic objectives for retail giant Wal-Mart Stores, investors have been told.


US: Former Wal-Mart executive to lead Crocs Americas Katie Smith | 16 Oct 13

Footwear specialist Crocs has appointed former Wal-Mart Stores executive Greg Sullivan as its new general manager for the Americas region.


US: Former Wal-Mart executive to lead Crocs Americas Katie Smith | 16 Oct 13

Footwear specialist Crocs has appointed former Wal-Mart Stores executive Greg Sullivan as its new general manager for the Americas region.


BANGLADESH: Garment exports soar 24% in Q1 Siddique Islam | 14 Oct 13

Bangladesh's ready-made garment exports are continuing to soar, rising by more than 24% in the first quarter of the current fiscal year despite on-going labour unrest, political turmoil and factory safety issues.


INDIA: Wal-Mart and Bharti to go it alone in India Katie Smith | 9 Oct 13

Wal-Mart Stores is to buy out Indian venture partner Bharti Enterprises, ending the speculation over the future of the business.


INDIA: Wal-Mart and Bharti to go it alone in India Katie Smith | 9 Oct 13

Wal-Mart Stores is to buy out Indian venture partner Bharti Enterprises, ending the speculation over the future of the business.


US: Wal-Mart eyes online growth with new warehouses Leonie Barrie | 1 Oct 13

Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores is racing to expand its e-commerce business with two new large-scale warehouses dedicated to fulfilling online orders and speeding up shipments.


US: Wal-Mart eyes online growth with new warehouses Leonie Barrie | 1 Oct 13

Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores is racing to expand its e-commerce business with two new large-scale warehouses dedicated to fulfilling online orders and speeding up shipments.


US: Boot maker to open first US manufacturing facility Richard Woodard | 18 Sep 13

Sourcing group Merchant House International is moving production of a footwear line from China to the US in response to increased demand from domestic retail customers.


Spotlight on...Bangladesh safety groups to collaborate on standards Petah Marian | 13 Sep 13

Concerns that three separate initiatives underway to boost the safety of factory workers in Bangladesh would lead to multiple audits and unnecessary bureaucracy for factories are beginning to be assuaged. The groups involved are now beginning to look at ways of reaching common standards, as Petah Marian reports.

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