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Saturday, December 20, 2014
Sanuk footwear founder Kelley to step down  (2014-12-19)
  Jeff Kelley, the founder of Sanuk footwear, a division of Deckers Brands, is to transition from an active role at the company to take up a new project at the end of the year.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2014-12-19)
  The most-read stories on just-style this week include updates from the Dhaka Apparel Summit, a look at the sourcing winners and losers of 2014, and Bangladeshi garment workers to trial an electronic wage system.
Finish Line cuts outlook despite Q3 profit growth  (2014-12-19)
  US athletic apparel and footwear retailer The Finish Line has lowered its full-year earnings guidance, citing margin pressure, despite booking a 56% hike in third-quarter profit.
Basketball shoes fare well this holiday season  (2014-12-19)
  Sales of athletic footwear, especially basketball shoes, are faring well in the US this holiday season, and its the premium price points that continue to drive the market.
Tesco teams with union on UK garment supply chain  (2014-12-19)
  UK trade union Community has signed what it claims is a ground-breaking agreement with retail giant Tesco to improve conditions in its domestic apparel supply chain.
UK retail sales see strongest growth in 26 years  (2014-12-19)
  UK retail sales grew at their fastest pace for almost 26 years in December, thanks, in part, to robust growth at clothing retailers.
Philippines added to European Union GSP+ scheme  (2014-12-19)
  The Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI) has welcomed the European Parliament's decision to approve duty-free access to EU markets for the Philippines.
UK consumer confidence falls to nine-month low  (2014-12-19)
  Confidence among UK consumers in December fell to its lowest level since March, according to the latest figures.
RNB Retail and Brands triples Q1 profit  (2014-12-18)
  Scandinavian retail business RNB Retail and Brands has seen its first-quarter profit more than triple, thanks to improved sales and margins.
US port talks stagnate as parties "remain far apart"  (2014-12-19)
  The two parties negotiating a new labour contract for US west coast dockworkers "remain far apart on several issues" amid continued disruption to the movement of cargo.
FESI welcomes Philippines GSP+ inclusion  (2014-12-19)
  The Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI) has welcomed the European Parliament's decision to approve duty-free access to EU markets for the Philippines.
Sanuk founder Kelley to step down  (2014-12-19)
  Jeff Kelley, the founder of Sanuk footwear, a division of Deckers Brands, is to transition from an active role at the company to take up a new project at the end of the year.
US environment agency adds apparel dyes to ruling  (2014-12-19)
  The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added nine benzidine-based dyes used in clothing to a new ruling, to prevent them from entering the US market.
Triumph recalls 22,000 bras for underwire fault  (2014-12-18)
  Japanese lingerie firm Triumph International has issued a voluntary recall on around 22,000 bras following complaints of protruding underwiring.
Stockmann review sees cuts at Seppälä  (2014-12-19)
  Finnish department store retailer Stockmann Group is to downsize its Seppälä's apparel operations, leading to 70 job cuts initially, as part of a company-wide strategic review.

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