Top stories this week on just-style include a look at why digital trade shows are unlikely to replace physical shows post-pandemic, why manufactures are confident of a return to 'business as usual' by autumn, and the potential loss of 25,000 apparel industry jobs in El Salvador this year.

Virtual trade shows unlikely to replace physical post Covid-19
Digital apparel and textile trade shows are unlikely to replace physical shows post-pandemic, but rather complement them, experts have agreed.

Retail forecasting helps planners to navigate pandemic
Retail planners need an agile approach to see them through a pandemic, with artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques among the tools to help make the best decisions at every stage from initial response to recovery. 

Garment makers confident of 'business-as-usual' by autumn
Consumers will be unlikely to prioritise clothes shopping in the near-term as nations emerge from the coronavirus pandemic – but suppliers are confident it should be business as usual by autumn.

El Salvador eyes 25,000 apparel job losses as exports falter
El Salvador lost 20,000 apparel industry jobs this year and could lose another 5,000 as production plummets 35% due to Covid-19.

VF Corp to name first Greater China president amid Asia Pacific focus
Apparel giant VF Corp is to appoint its first president of Greater China as part of its efforts to strengthen and accelerate its business strategy in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.