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Why exemplary ethics will pay off beyond the coronavirus outbreak

In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, retailers that have displayed strong ethics will be remembered by consumers when normality returns, writes Emily Salter of GlobalData.

Laura Ashley’s UK business collapses

Laura Ashley’s UK business has been placed into administration after realising that even if it could secure funds from a third-party investor it would be too late to save the business.

GlobalData warns apparel brands over forced labour in China’s supply chain

Apparel brands must take steps to tackle forced labour of minorities in China supply chains, says GlobalData.

Coronavirus to wipe US$8.3bn off Asia-Pacific duty-free sales

The coronavirus outbreak has substantially altered forecasts for Asia-Pacific duty-free sales this year, according to research firm GlobalData.

3D design-and-fit tools could reshape fashion

While apparel brands and manufacturers have so far been slow to adopt 3D design and fit tools, the technology can deliver significant long-term rewards, according to GlobalData.

Frictionless shopping, loyalty incentives the new essential for retailers

International retailers are increasingly investing in frictionless shopping initiatives and loyalty programs to attract customers, according to new findings by industry analysis firm Globaldata.

Denim makers embrace novel sustainability initiatives

Global denim makers have long faced questions over their sustainability credentials, but recent developments across the industry are helping to show it in a more positive light.

Supply-chain worries grow as coronavirus crisis continues

Some global retailers have begun reopening stores in Mainland China as the coronavirus crisis continues – but concerns remain over supply chain challenges.

Laura Ashley loss doubles, but it wins financial lifeline

Embattled Malaysian-owned fashion and lifestyle retailer Laura Ashley has reported a 166-per-cent increase in half-year loss to £4 million.

Bargain rate for Victoria’s Secret proves it was ‘asleep in a woke market’

That L Brands has opted to sell a majority stake in Victoria’s Secret is a tacit recognition that the brand was on the road to nowhere under its previous leadership.  This is underlined by the departure of Les Wexner as CEO and chairman of the company. The deal with private-equity company Sycamore potentially gives Victoria’s Secret a chance to reassess and rebuild. However,…

Fashion brands urged to ‘tread carefully’ over veganism claims

Brands and retailers have been warned to tread carefully when embracing the growing veganism trend.

Vietnam winning greater share of US apparel imports

Vietnam’s share of US apparel imports has benefited as China’s share in the market is slipping in the wake of the Sino-US trade war.