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US: Dollar General raises Family Dollar takeover bid

September 2, 2014 - 15:56
US retailer Dollar General Corporation has raised its takeover offer for rival Family Dollar less than two weeks after its previous bid was rejected.

FRANCE: Sergio Rossi boss Melard exits

September 2, 2014 - 14:02
Sergio Rossi president and CEO Christophe Mélard has stepped down to "follow new professional challenges" outside of the luxury footwear and accessories brand.

SWITZERLAND: Sportswear maker Loffler gains STeP certification

September 2, 2014 - 13:48
Premium sportswear producer Löffler has become the first company in Austria to be awarded the STeP by Oeko-Tex certification.

FRANCE: Sandro taps Hecquet as global MD

September 2, 2014 - 13:06
French fashion brand Sandro has appointed former Louis Vuitton executive Jean-Philippe Hecquet as its global managing director.

JAPAN: Cooler weather heats up Uniqlo August sales

September 2, 2014 - 12:28
Casual clothing brand Uniqlo booked an increase in sales at its Japanese stores in August, after cooler weather helped drive demand for autumn garments.

UK: Asos reviews IT management structure

September 1, 2014 - 16:03
Online fashion retailer Asos has confirmed the departure of its chief information officer Pete Marsden after two years in the role.

US: 'Cotton of the Carolinas' strengthens reshoring efforts

September 1, 2014 - 15:57
Cotton of the Carolinas (CotC) - a collaboration of US farmers and manufacturers dedicated to growing, making and selling custom printed T-shirts in North Carolina and South Carolina - is benefiting from demand for locally produced product, its co-founder has told just-style.

BANGLADESH: Accord and Alliance discord "a setback"

September 1, 2014 - 15:36
A decision by the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh to reject inspection reports produced by the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety for some factories shared by the two groups has been described as a "setback" for garment factory safety efforts in the country.

NETHERLANDS: Closed loop workwear project to scale globally

September 1, 2014 - 14:13
An initiative that claims to have closed the first circular chain in the textile industry with fully recyclable work wear, is to receive support to help scale its business globally.

AUSTRALIA: Pumpkin Patch takes $12m hit on IT and stores

September 1, 2014 - 13:30
Australasian children's wear brand Pumpkin Patch has described trading for the start of fiscal 2015 as "encouraging", and said its strategic change process is "well underway".

UK: Consumer confidence bounces back in August

September 1, 2014 - 13:07
UK consumer confidence bounced back in August from a six-month low in the prior month, according to new figures.

BELGIUM: Van de Velde H1 profit plummets on Intimacy brand

September 1, 2014 - 12:51
Belgian underwear group Van de Velde saw its first-half net profit plummet 74.9%, due to declines at its Intimacy brand.

AUSTRALIA: Billabong reveals supply chain appointments

September 1, 2014 - 12:14
Australian surfwear brand Billabong has tapped two industry veterans to drive its global supply chain strategy.

GERMANY: Adidas aims to use only Bluesign-approved chemicals

August 29, 2014 - 16:40
Sporting goods giant Adidas Group is planning to set targets for its suppliers to switch to using only Bluesign approved chemicals in its supply chain.

ITALY: Salvatore Ferragamo earnings fall in H1

August 29, 2014 - 16:33
Fashion business Salvatore Ferragamo has booked a drop in earnings in the first half but saw sales increase in all regions.

US: Yarn firm CS Carolina to expand Burlington plant

August 29, 2014 - 15:59
Yarn manufacturer CS Carolina is to invest US$7.3m in the expansion of its Burlington operations.

MYANMAR: Joins with US to develop labour rights initiative

August 29, 2014 - 15:50
The US and Myanmar are joining forces to develop an initiative designed to promote fundamental labour rights and practices in Myanmar.

MYANMAR: And US to develop labour rights initiative

August 29, 2014 - 15:50
The US and Myanmar are joining forces to develop an initiative designed to promote fundamental labour rights and practices in Myanmar.

CHINA: Signs MoU with India to explore textile business ties

August 29, 2014 - 15:01
The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) of China have inked a garment textiles MoU to promote and help businesses to exchange technologies and enter joint ventures.

CHINA: And India sign MoU to explore textile business ties

August 29, 2014 - 15:01
The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) of China have inked a garment textiles MoU to promote and help businesses to exchange technologies and enter joint ventures.

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