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February 2, 2018

Top stories this week on just-style…

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at who has signed the new 2018 Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, why it's time for retail to focus on traceability throughout the supply chain, H&M's plans to launch a discount fashion site and invest in its supply chain, and US PresidentĀ Donald Trump showing interest in rejoining the TPP.

By Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at who has signed the new 2018 Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, why it’s time for retail to focus on traceability throughout the supply chain, H&M’s plans to launch a discount fashion site and invest in its supply chain, and US President Donald Trump showing interest in rejoining the TPP.

Who has signed the new Bangladesh ‘2018 Accord’ – Update Just a little over one-quarter of the 220 companies who signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh have committed to the new agreement set to come into effect when the current programme expires in May. Here we list the signatories so far.

Why it’s time for retail to focus on transparency The responsible sourcing tactics popular in food and drug industries are permeating into other areas of retail, including fashion and apparel, leading to a more granular form of traceability throughout the supply chain.

Machine learning – The intelligent way to grow margin Profits and gross margins are under pressure for fashion retailers. But could Artificial Intelligence (AI) hold the key to optimising markdowns and unlocking value in the supply chain? asks Dr Manuel Davy, founder and CEO of Vekia. 

H&M to invest in supply chain, launches discount fashion site Swedish fashion retailer H&M has identified three action areas in the wake of a disappointing full-year and fourth-quarter performance, including further investment in its supply chain and the launch of a discount fashion site later this year.

President Trump signals interest in rejoining TPP US President Donald Trump has signalled that he would reconsider the country’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact if he could get a “better deal” for the United States.

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