Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how retailers must offer a radically diverse sets of experiences to position themselves for future growth, Esquel Group inks a partnership deal to achieve zero liquid discharge at its wet processing manufacturing facilities, and the remaining TPP 11 agree to move ahead with a revised version of the agreement.

NRF 2018 - Retailers should focus on experiences to win shoppers
There is no doubt the retail industry is undergoing rapid transformation as technology continues to reshape how retailers think about their supply chains and meeting their customers needs. But to position themselves for future growth, they must adopt "platform thinking" and offer a radically diverse sets of experiences, according to experts at this year's NRF Retail's 'Big Show'.

Esquel aims to achieve zero liquid discharge
Hong Kong-based textile and apparel giant Esquel Group, the world's largest woven shirt maker, has partnered with an industrial wastewater treatment firm in a bid to achieve zero liquid discharge at its wet processing manufacturing facilities.

TPP 11 prepare to sign new trade pact
One year after the US withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, the remaining 11 countries have agreed to move ahead with a revised version of the agreement.

More signatories required to prevent "weakened" Accord
Global investors are calling on brands to re-commit to the Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety amid warnings a "weakened" Accord may endanger critical investments made as part of the 2013 agreement and potentially encourage Bangladeshi garment factories to return to their former practices.

Hela Clothing increasing investment in Ethiopia
Sri Lankan apparel manufacturer Hela Clothing is to increase its investment in Ethiopia in a bid to reduce lead times and increase output as it revealed its growth in the country over the last 12 months.