Theresa May confirmed on May 16 that Britain would remain in Europe’s Single Market – using the news chaos around the Royal Wedding to ensure media would overlook it.
On Tuesday, April 17 Primark announced that it has become the first British company in history to declare a billion dollars’ profit from retailing clothes. Being Primark, of course, it didn’t say anything that boastful: but if looked hard enough you could work it out.
Primark announced on April 17 it had made $1,069 million in the previous year from selling clothes: the most any British clothing retailer has ever made.
Primark’s H1 results, announced on April 17, make it the first British retailer to achieve over a billion dollars’ annual profit from selling clothes.
Britain’s Marks & Spencer topped apparel companies listed on March 13 in a benchmark ranking assessing 98 of the largest publicly traded companies in the world on 100 human rights indicators.
While American voters were confounding practically all observers on November 8, on the other side of the Atlantic Britain’s Marks & Spencer unveiled a strategy that may be designed for a post-Brexit, post-Trump world.
Has Primark identified the direction apparel retailers should be looking – or are US commentators right to claim the business is fundamentally flawed?
We’re now twenty years from the launch of internet retailing. But it’s had nothing like the effect on apparel buying the big 20th century revolutions did. Accident, problem – or an indication that transactional apparel websites might go the way of Concorde and the hovercraft?
Primark’s parent company, ABF, reported clothing sales for the sixteen weeks to Jan 3 were up 15%.
Faced with allegations about the use of the “sumangali” (bonded labour) system in Tamil Nadu yarn mills:
The UK government announced on October 13 that larger businesses will have to state publicly each year what action they have taken to ensure their supply chains are slavery free.
Cambodian government gets subtly different pressures from foreign buyers and unions over minimum wages
In separate mid-September letters to the Cambodian government, a group of European buyers and the major international union federations pushed for surprisingly similar, but still different, approaches to setting Cambodia’s minimum wage for 2015.
Near-identical “Sweatshop” labels found in a product ” last sold in Northern Ireland in October 2009″ and in products bought in South Wales “made in two different countries many thousands of miles apart.”
Greenpeace launched a “Little Monsters” fairy tale, detailing hazardous chemicals in children’s clothes, as its latest weapon to shame more brands into signing the Detox Challenge.