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What the coronavirus means for US apparel & retail

In this China update for just-style, Rick Helfenbein looks at some of the concerns surrounding the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak, and a...

Asos back on track - What the analysts say

Asos has booked a 20% increase in total group revenue for the peak four-month trading period to the end of December, largely driven by a "re...

NRF 2020 – Retail technology launches

Retail's 'Big Show', the National Retail Federation's Annual Convention & Expo, which took place in New York this week, is an annual opportu...

Analyst reaction to record trading at Boohoo

Online retailer Boohoo has hailed record trading in the last four months of 2019 – which includes the peak Christmas trading season – with g...

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How a converged single audit approach marks the next step in responsible sourcing 28 Jun 2019

Hannah Abdulla

An overhaul of the auditing process on factory safety and working conditions is long overdue – and a new initiative launched this month could offer the solution. The Social & Labour Convergence Programme's Converged Assessment Framework enables apparel brands and retailers to align collectively around one standard, reduce the amount of money spent on duplicated auditing, and instead free up resources to improve efficiency and factory working conditions. SLCP executive director Janet Mensink, and Peter Higgins, senior director of global responsible sourcing at VF Corp, tell just-style more.


Joined-up approach needed for truly green supply chains – Hugo Boss sustainability chief 11 May 2019

Beth Wright

It's been almost a year since Hugo Boss outlined its latest, annually revised set of ambitious sustainability targets and the German premium fashion brand continues to make progress towards its goals, including upping its use of more responsibly sourced cotton and reducing the number of potentially hazardous substances within its supply chain. Driving these efforts is Andreas Streubig, director of global sustainability, who also tells just-style of his concerns that despite efforts by individual companies, a concerted industry approach is still in its beginning when it comes to driving systematic change.

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Top stories this week on just-style... 21 Feb 20

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how China's clothing and textile makers are struggling to get back on track amid the continuing novel coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic; why blockchain can help fashion brands enhance transparency; and Cambodia has urged the European Commission to reconsider its decision to partially suspend the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade benefit.


Authentic Brands Group among new owners of Forever 21 20 Feb 20

Beth Wright

Forever 21 is to be acquired by Authentic Brands Group (ABG), Simon Property Group, and Brookfield Property Partners, with the trio forging a strategic partnership to purchase the US teen fashion retailer.


Adidas China sales tumble 85% due to coronavirus 20 Feb 20

Beth Wright

Sportswear firm Adidas says its sales in Greater China have slumped 85% since Chinese New Year amid the coronavirus outbreak, with a significant number of stores closed and a reduction in footfall at its locations that do remain open.


Cambodia EBA withdrawal a "dramatic setback" for footwear 19 Feb 20

Michelle Russell

Cambodia's footwear industry has expressed "disappointment" over the EU's decision to partially suspend the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade benefit, describing the decision as a "dramatic setback" for the sector.


Puma warns coronavirus likely to impact Q1 numbers 19 Feb 20

Hannah Abdulla

Puma has warned its first-quarter results will likely be affected by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in China but remains optimistic about hitting its full-year targets.


Nike in senior leadership reshuffle 19 Feb 20

Beth Wright

US sporting goods giant Nike has announced a series of senior leadership changes, including the appointment of chief financial officer (CFO), Andy Campion, as COO. 

Latest blogs

China coronavirus impact continues to evolve 10 Feb 20

Leonie Barrie

Top stories on just-style last week were again dominated by the novel coronavirus outbreak in China, with a look at what it means for US apparel and retail, how it could impact China's polyester production, and concerns regarding cargo capacity and delays.


Coronavirus and its impact on fashion supply chains 3 Feb 20

Hannah Abdulla

The world economy in general, and the apparel industry in particular, depend on hugely complex, globalised, supply chains. So what are the consequences of the new 'Wuhan novel coronavirus'? And what is the potential impact of the coronavirus on global fashion retailers and their supply chains?

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