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Amazon doubles down on tackling fakes issue?

20 January 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

Amazon.com is doubling down on efforts to tackle fakes listed on its e-commerce site and is reportedly set to ramp up the data it gives to law enforcement.... read more

Vibram ends FiveFingers retail partnership with Amazon

4 December 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

US-based high-performance footwear sole producer Vibram will no longer sell its FiveFingers articulated toe shoes directly to Amazon USA, weeks after Nike announced it was pulling its products from the e-commerce giant.... read more

Nike to stop selling products on Amazon

15 November 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

Nike has confirmed it will no longer be directly selling its products through online platform Amazon.com.... read more

Online apparel platforms criticised over Bangladesh sourcing

31 October 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

Several online apparel retailers are alleged to be hosting third-party sellers on their platforms whose products are sourced from factories in Bangladesh that could be unsafe for workers.... read more

Amazon will need to hike prices to offset fresh tariffs

5 September 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

E-commerce giant Amazon.com will need to increase prices on products sold in the US by between 2.1-2.6% in order to offset the impact of fresh tariffs announced on Chinese goods, analysts say.... read more

Next looks to boost traffic to store via Amazon tie-up

15 May 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

At a time when retail continues to lose market share to online, UK high street retailer Next is looking to drive more traffic to its stores through a tie-up that allows Amazon customers to collect their parcels from its shops.... read more

Outlook for UK retailers looks bleak

11 March 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

The outlook for UK retailers continues to look bleak. UK department store John Lewis blamed a "challenging" retail backdrop for a more than 45% drop in full-year profits to GBP160m. It was a similar story for rival Debenhams, which issued a warning on full-year profits based on poor sales performance. In an update, the retailer said for the 18 weeks to 5 January, gross transaction value fell 5.6% and like-for-like sales were down 5.7%. ... read more

British MPs call for laws to tackle fast fashion

25 February 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

The UK government is being urged to introduce legislation that requires fashion brands and retailers to perform due diligence checks across their supply chains and take more responsibility for the environmental impact of their businesses. ... read more

US imports hit by earlier stockpiling efforts

11 February 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

Latest figures have revealed a fall in US apparel import volumes from nine of the top ten supplier countries in November. China, its biggest apparel supplier, booked flat growth. The picture was hugely different from the previous month where all ten showed positive growth for imports into the US, suggesting retailers were stockpiling earlier to get ahead of the holiday period, as well as bringing in spring merchandise, in a bid to beat a potential increase in tariffs on goods from China.... read more

Brexit deal rejection worries apparel industry

21 January 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

Last week's rejection of Theresa May's proposed UK-EU Brexit deal by MPs saw chatter spike among industry execs who say a No-Deal Brexit could be problematic for the sector given its heavy reliance on overseas talent ... read more

Apparel makers - Let's get virtual

21 November 2018 | Hannah Abdulla

The Virtual Reality market is becoming a bit of a big deal. According to recent forecasts from DigiCapital, the global VR market value could surpass $120bn by 2020. And, as consumers are demanding more from their apparel, combining VR with apparel is something to think about. Cue Google. ... read more

Amazon and TK Maxx again named in real fur faux pas

16 November 2018 | Hannah Abdulla

Retailers Amazon and TK Maxx have again been accused of selling clothing items containing real fur, following an investigation by a British TV programme.... read more

New customisable options for consumers

9 October 2018 | Hannah Abdulla

Italian sportswear firm CP Company is looking to tap into the growing demand for customisable apparel with a 'Bespoke' project that allows customers to select their preferred colour in its signature goggle lens hoodie.... read more

How social media is forcing apparel brands to think green

12 September 2018 | Hannah Abdulla

Social media, since its evolution, has undoubtedly changed the world as we know it.... read more

Amazon acquires body-scanning start-up

5 October 2017 | Hannah Abdulla

In yet another move that suggests it is looking to bolster its position in the apparel industry, online retail giant Amazon has acquired 3D body-scanning start-up Body Labs.... read more

Amazon mulls drone hubs on trains, ships and trucks

17 August 2017 | Hannah Abdulla

E-commerce giant Amazon is looking at getting its drones to deliver from mobile docking stations on trains and ships, a move it believes will help solve some of the challenges of using drones as a delivery method.... read more

Amazon shoe sales far outpacing US footwear revenues

7 August 2017 | Hannah Abdulla

Online retailing giant Amazon has posted an 18% jump in first and second quarter footwear sales, adding to retailers' concerns that the channel is emerging as a serious industry player.... read more

Amazon sells 200,000 dresses in Prime Day event

13 July 2017 | Hannah Abdulla

Over 200,000 dresses were sold globally on Tuesday (11 July) via Amazon's Prime Day promotional shopping event, with overall sales growth up by more than 60% over last year according to the online retailer.... read more

Is Nike's delayed commitment to Amazon costing it sales?

12 July 2017 | Hannah Abdulla

Sports apparel retailer Nike's delay in committing to a solid sales partnership with online retail giant Amazon could possibly have seen it lose out on sales yesterday (11 July) as the e-retailer slashed prices on products at some rival brands as part of its annual Prime Day event. ... read more