Apparel Sourcing Intelligence - Worldwide

26th September 2014

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...

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10th October 2013

Bangladesh Accord explains why Aswad fire site was not listed:

The Bangladesh Accord has explained why the Aswad Composite Mills plant in Gazipur was used by a number of signatories, but does not feature in the factories list the Accord...

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18th May 2011

Major retailers report excellent 2010

adidas €mn 11,990.0 10,381.0 15.5% 567 131.4% Aeropostale $mn 2,400.4 2,222.6 8.0% 231.3 0.8% Cato Corp $mn 913.9 870.4 5.0% 90.8 31.8% Charming Shoppes $mn 2,061.8 2,064.8 -0.1% -53 -32.0%...

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8th October 2010

Sears builds partnerships with UK brands

US department store Sears and UK fashion chain Next are getting together to offer an exclusive online range of clothing, footwear and accessories to US consumers. Hundreds of Next products...

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7th January 2009

Retail overcapacity: the real threat to the world apparel industry

The most horrifying number about the clothing industry I've seen in the entire current crisis has been a forecast by Credit Suisse about UK retail chain Next.It's a bit gloomy,...

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6th January 2009

Are UK clothing sales not quite as bad as we thought?

Could it be that apparel retailers' sales aren't anything like as bad as the media want to pretend? Because that's certainly what the first tranche of December sales figures issued...

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29th January 2008

Retail clothing brands launch new alliance

A group of retail brands from across the EU, including Cortefiel, Inditex, Levi Strauss & Co, Mango, Next, Nike and VF Corporation have formed a new association to lobby for...

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