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Tuesday, May 3, 2016
UK fashion sourcing fair to host Egyptian manufacturers  (2016-04-29)
  London-based sourcing event Fashion SVP is set to welcome leading garment manufacturers from Egypt for the first time.
Checkpoint develops high-speed RFID capability  (2016-04-29)
  US-based product identification specialist Checkpoint Systems has launched new high-speed, high-quality production capabilities for RFID tags and labels, and expanded its printing capabilities in Asia.
Gottex implements ERP to manage global operations  (2016-04-29)
  Global swimwear brand and manufacturer Gottex has rolled out Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software as a single solution to manage business critical applications across five continents.
PTC develops smart connected PLM update  (2016-04-29)
  Software firm PTC has launched the latest version of its product lifecycle management (PLM) solution that it says includes role-based apps and ThingWorx platform connectivity for greater speed and efficiency.
House votes in favour of Miscellaneous Trade Bill reform  (2016-04-29)
  The US House of Representatives yesterday (27 April) voted to approve legislation to reform the process for considering bills that would temporarily reduce or eliminate duties of up to $500,000 on products that are no longer made in the US.
Mexican footwear production to grow by 5% in 2016  (2016-04-28)
  Mexico's footwear industry hopes to grow production by 5% this year, helped by a strong dollar and rising local demand, says Veronica Salazar, general manager of trade footwear show Sapica.
Lindex goals include supplier sustainability scorecard  (2016-04-29)
  Swedish fashion retailer Lindex sold 27m garments made from sustainable materials last year, and says it is planning to launch a scorecard to rate suppliers on their sustainability performance.
Authentic Brands gets investment from Lion Capital  (2016-04-29)
  Authentic Brands Group (ABG), owner of brands such as Juicy Couture and Jones New York, has benefited from a minority investment from consumer-focused group Lion Capital. 
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2016-04-29)
  The most-read stories on just-style this week include the news that retailer BHS filed for adminstration, Hanesbrands acquired Australia's leading underwear firm Pacific Brands, a look at the last three years since the Rana Plaza disaster, and an interview with Guido Schlossmann, the CEO at low-cost fast fashion sourcing specialist Synergies Worldwide.
Hudson's Bay boosting digital growth with new DC  (2016-04-29)
  Canadian department store retailer Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) is to open a state-of-the-art, all-channel fulfilment distribution centre in Pottsville, Pennsylvania as part of its digital growth strategy.
Puma reaffirms FY despite flat Q1 margin  (2016-04-29)
  German sportswear brand Puma is maintaining its guidance for the full year, despite the negative impact of currencies on its first-quarter margins.
US Q1 in brief: Carter's, Columbia Sportswear, Skechers  (2016-04-22)
  In the most recent first-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, Skechers, Carter's and Columbia Sportswear all recorded record sales performances for the quarter, while Under Armour posted another solid quarter of revenue growth. Rocky Brands, meanwhile, swung to a net loss of US$191,450, while Steve Madden said its retail division had a standout quarter as earnings and revenues both grew.
New loan deal to help upgrade Bangladesh garment factories  (2016-04-28)
  The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a US$30m long-term loan agreement with Bangladesh's BRAC Bank to help finance the construction and upgrade of factories in the country's ready-made garment industry.
Sales growth at UK clothing retailers falls to four-year low  (2016-04-28)
  After a strong rise in sales volumes at UK clothing retailers in March, April proved to be a disappointing month, with cold weather leading to the sharpest decrease in sales in more than four years.
Skechers files patent lawsuit against Eliya  (2016-04-28)
  Footwear business Skechers USA has filed a lawsuit against Eliya, Inc., maker of Bernie Mev footwear, for marketing and distributing footwear that infringes on its Skech-Air line.