4th October 2013
C&A belies closure rumours, as fashion chains invade Brazil
C&A, Brazil's leading fashion retailer, appeared to quash last year's closure rumours by opening 30 new Brazilian stores in 2013, bringing its total in the country to 260. C&A opened 26...
17th September 2013
Arcadia signs Bangladesh Accord, as pressure continues on UK retailers
The UK's Arcadia announced on September 12 it had signed the Bangladesh Accord - almost four months to the day after it had announced it would sign "on the condition...
17th May 2013
Gap, Walmart and the AFBSB are the last things to demonise over factory safety
It’s as silly to demonise Gap and Walmart for not signing the Accord on Fire & Building Safety in Bangladesh (AFBSB) as to think it differentiates European and US attitudes...
12th February 2011
UK “manufacturing renaissance” held back by skills shortage
The UK's Arcadia has added substance to UK media claims that British apparel "manufacturers are experiencing the green shoots of a renaissance as brands and retailers spurn overseas suppliers". But...
16th August 2010
Can clothing stores run countries better than governments?
Britain's new government seems suddenly to have fallen in love with the men who run the country's apparel chains. And the silliness of much reaction to this shows how limited...