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Li & Fung’s ‘shot at the moon’ approach to digitalisation 25 May 2018

Digitalisation offers a solution to some of the challenges facing the global apparel industry – but as Spencer Fung, group CEO of Li & Fung explains, the goalposts are constantly evolving.


Why digitisation is the smart approach to quality 17 May 2018

Digitising the quality process at Helly Hansen and VF Corporation is disrupting the traditional concept of quality control – and paving the way for a move from inspection towards in-process quality management.


PSF 2018 – How Li & Fung is ramping up in the race for speed 27 Mar 2018

Li & Fung group president Marc Compagnon has shed more light on the sourcing giant's progress to reorientate its business model to "significantly change the way we think about things and the way we're going to market with new opportunities."


PSF 2018 – Thoughts on digital transformation and disruption 26 Mar 2018

Digital transformation and the need for speed in retail and brand supply chains continue to be among the core topics of conversation for apparel industry executives.


Why speed is the new currency for Li & Fung 12 Dec 2017

Changing mindsets and challenging the status quo are key to building fast and smart supply chains, according to Paul Fowler, chief information officer at Hong Kong-based global sourcing specialist Li & Fung.

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Li & Fung plans to create digital T-shirt supply chain 8 May 2018

Li & Fung is preparing to create its first fully-digital T-shirt supply chain through a new cooperation agreement with US robotics firm SoftWear Automation.


Esprit to close Australia and New Zealand operations 4 May 2018

Esprit is to shutter its loss-making operations in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), concentrating its efforts and resources in developing other markets in Asia to drive profitable growth.


New tech projects body shape and size in 10 seconds 11 Apr 2018

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed new technology it claims can digitally reconstruct the shape and size of an individual within five to ten seconds – a move it says will make online shopping and the manufacture of bespoke garments much easier.


Threadsol partners with PI Apparel Hong Kong 4 Apr 2018

Threadsol, a Singapore-based technology pioneer for the apparel industry, is partnering with PI Apparel Hong Kong to sponsor this year's event. 


Li & Fung completes sweater sale as part of US$1.1bn deal 3 Apr 2018

Global sourcing specialist Li & Fung has completed the divestment of three of its vertical product businesses in a US$1.1bn deal that will allow the business to focus on its core competencies.


Li & Fung reveals strong start to three-year plan 22 Mar 2018

Improved efficiency and productivity led Li & Fung to a 21.8% increase in operating profit in the services segment of its core supply chain solutions business in 2017 as it revealed a strong start to its current three-year plan.


Ex-New Look boss to replace Martinez as Esprit CEO 21 Mar 2018

Hong-Kong-based fashion brand Esprit has announced its CEO Jose Martinez is to step down later this year and will be replaced by former New Look chief Anders Kristiansen.


SAC and GAFTI team up on sustainable standards 19 Mar 2018

Two leading initiatives trying to move the apparel industry towards a single solution for compliance and sustainability are to practice what they preach by working together in a bid to reduce the time and money spent on duplicated auditing.


Esprit prioritises sales as H1 comes in below expectations 28 Feb 2018

Esprit CEO Jose Manuel Martínez said improving sales across all channels is a "fundamental" goal as the Hong Kong-based fashion brand swung to a loss in the first half with weaker than expected sales at retail stores and a goodwill impairment in China taking a toll.


Li & Fung looks to build supplier relationships with Lavion appointment 20 Feb 2018

Global sourcing specialist Li & Fung has appointed Valerie Lavion as head of its childrenswear platform and department stores in North America in a move aimed at building stronger relationships with its suppliers and accelerating efforts to drive speed and innovation.