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: Rising freight prices prompt sourcing rethink

Swingeing increases in freight costs are forcing retailers to evaluate ever-more creative ways of driving down costs. Speaking at a sourcing round table in London, a group of influential retailers highlighted the exponentially rising price of shipping costs, which in some cases have soared up to 200%.

EUROPE: Court backs EU tariffs on Chinese shoes

A European court has dismissed Chinese claims that a recent decision to impose anti-dumping duties on shoes from China and Vietnam was unfair.

UK: M&S adds to Plan A green programme

Marks and Spencer is aiming to become the “world’s most sustainable retailer” by 2015, with the addition of 80 more commitments under the UK retailer's Plan A “eco-plan”.

US: PVH in talks to buy Tommy Hilfiger - report

US apparel firm Phillips-Van Heusen (PVH) is said to be in talks to buy fashion brand Tommy Hilfiger. According to reports, PVH could land the Netherlands-based company in a deal worth US$4bn.

GERMANY: Adidas profits slump in "difficult year"

Sporting goods giant Adidas Group saw profits plummet 64% during the fourth quarter, as both sales and margins declined. The German company said revenues fell 5% to EUR2.458bn while profit plunged to EUR19m.