Apparel Sourcing Intelligence - Worldwide

25th October 2013

Loblaw and Primark call on other buyers to adopt their Rana Plaza compensation policy

UK-based Primark and its Canadian cousin Loblaw on October 24 voiced outspoken criticism of other buyers connected with the Rana Plaza collapse. It followed research showing that 92% of Rana...

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24th October 2013

Why are the Weston family happy not to toe the garment industry line?

The apparel businesses ultimately owned by the Weston family have suddenly acquired an extraordinary habit of becoming outspoken. After a century of intense understatement bordering on being corporate recluses. I...

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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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25th June 2013

Tesco and Walmart delisting decisions spark public controversy

Tesco’s decision to stop sourcing from Liberty Fashion in Dhaka, and Walmart’s decision to blacklist Liz Apparels have shown more problems in appraising factories.   On June 15  Tesco announced...

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25th June 2013

Primark threatens to leave Bangladesh if safety not assured

Primark became the first AFBSB signatory to discuss in public the possibility of leaving Bangladesh altogether.   "By signing up to the accord, we are all committing to at least...

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14th May 2013

Did May 13 transform Bangladesh forever?

May 13 saw more dramatic changes on more fronts in Bangladesh than any single month I’ve ever witnessed. How much of it matters? Let’s recap. During an event-packed day:  ...

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10th May 2013

Buyer policies vary

Britain's Primark and Canada's Loblaws (whose Joe Fresh brand was being made in Rana Plaza) have agreed on compensation programmes for Rana Plaza victims and their families: majority shareholdings in...

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5th November 2010

Primark regains UK top slot for volume

Discount chain Primark has reclaimed the slot as the UK's largest clothing retailer, by number of garments sold, for the 12 weeks to 15 August, according to Kantar Worldpanel. Its...

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