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H&M to tell customers exactly where their clothes were made

Swedish fast fashion retailer H&M announced it will add more information to its products on its website later this month as part of a move to create greater product transparency.

Lululemon says e-commerce investment paying off

Lululemon’s investment in e-commerce — revamping its website and improving on direct-marketing efforts to draw new customers — has paid off.

JC Penney to exit home appliance business

Struggling department store chain JC Penney announced it will exit its home appliances business, and some of its furniture business.

H&M profit drops due to online investment

H&M profit dropped in the year to November 30, the Swedish fast-fashion retailer blaming investment in its online business for the decline.

Sears avoids bankruptcy

Sears Holdings chair Edward Lampert’s US$5.2 billion bid to save 425 Sears and Kmart stores and roughly 45,000 jobs from liquidation.

Alibaba helps the blind shop online

E-commerce giant Alibaba has developed new technology to make it possible for blind and partially sighted people to shop online.

The top retail trends in China

Reinventing bricks-and-mortar stores and engaging in enterprise-wide digital transformation are vital in 2019, a study by Fung Business Intelligence reveals.

Zara parent hit by unusually warm weather

Zara owner Inditex has posted slow like-for-like sales growth due to the unusually warm autumn and adverse currency moves.

H&M launches gender-neutral collection

Fashion giant H&M has teamed up with Swedish streetwear brand Eytys to launch a gender neutral fashion collection.

Macy’s, Facebook bring e-commerce brands to Life

US department store chain gives floor space to online-only brands.

Victoria’s Secret’s CMO apologises for transgender comment

Luxury exec says “we absolutely would” cast a transgender model.

Pricey iPhone models drive Apple profit higher

Tech giant posts increase in quarterly revenue.

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