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.

Analysts expect a near double-digit earnings rise for sporting goods giant Puma when it releases its second quarter results this week. Puma saw profits soar during the first quarter, against weaker comparables in 2009 and the trend is likely to continue.

Investments in sustainability and World Cup marketing will have dragged margins during the second quarter but both should have long-term benefits. The company wants to bring 50% of products up to scratch with its Puma Sustainability-Index (S-Index) by 2015, while reducing energy usage in its internal office, warehouse, factory and store operations by around 25%.

Puma also announced last month it was expanding its partnership with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), agreeing with 20 key suppliers that they will issue their own sustainability reports from 2011.

One of Puma's vendors in the UK, JJB Sports, will be holding its Annual General Meeting in Wigan this Wednesday. Last year's AGM provided some real fireworks after JJB's rival Sports Direct sent a shareholder along to give chairman Sir David Jones a grilling about the chain's strategy.

Although retail guru Sir David stepped down as JJB chairman earlier this year, this week's meeting is likely to throw up more headlines after losses trebled in the 53 weeks to 31 January. Its revenues have since perked up as the UK high street gets back on its feet, but a disappointing World Cup tournament might mean replica kits sales fail to meet expectations.

Meanwhile, recent angst in Bangladesh has resulted in talks among garment leaders for a consistent wage deal. More details are likely to follow this week.