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Thursday, April 24, 2014
NORWAY: Hansen Protection deploys PLM system  (2014-04-24)
  Protective clothing and life jacket group Hansen Protection has implemented Gerber Technology's YuniquePLM product lifecycle management solution to manage the design, development and manufacturing of its product lines.
UK: SuperGroup appoints ex-Asda exec to head up e-commerce  (2014-04-24)
  UK clothing retailer SuperGroup has poached Asda executive John Wragg as its new e-commerce chief.
CHINA: Demand for brands to bear social responsibility over strike  (2014-04-24)
  Hong Kong-based advocacy group Globalization Monitor has issued an open letter to sourcing brands of the striking Yue Yuen factory in China - Adidas, Nike, and Timberland - demanding they bear their corporate social responsibility.
CAMBODIA: Garment workers' strike garners conflicting reports  (2014-04-24)
  Conflicting reports are emerging of the support given to a five-day stay-at-home protest by Cambodia's garment workers trying to put pressure on their bosses to increase wages.
US: Bebe Stores forecasts wider Q3 loss  (2014-04-23)
  Women's wear retailer Bebe Stores says it expects a wider third-quarter loss than first forecast, after winter storms and the late timing of Easter led to lower sales.
US: Perplexing lack of action to change import scheme  (2014-04-23)
  Changes are urgently needed to an "ineffective" US import programme designed to boost the apparel industry in the Dominican Republic, according to the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA).
MALDIVES: Parliament approves apparel import duty  (2014-04-23)
  The Parliament of Maldives this week approved amendments to the country's Export-Import Act, which will levy a 15% tariff on the import of apparel and clothing accessories.
MEXICO: Walmex Q1 profit falls on higher costs  (2014-04-23)
  Retailer Wal-Mart de Mexico, known locally as Walmex, has blamed higher expenses and a shift in the timing of Easter for a 4.5% drop in first-quarter profit.
US: AAFA urges import programme changes  (2014-04-23)
  Changes are urgently needed to an "ineffective" US import programme designed to boost the apparel industry in the Dominican Republic, according to the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA).
BANGLADESH: BRAC USA to fund Rana Plaza worker training  (2014-04-23)
  The Bangladesh Humanitarian Fund - an initiative of charitable foundation BRAC USA - is making a grant of US$1.25m to fund employment opportunities for 250 Rana Plaza workers.
US: Skechers Q1 profit soars on higher sales  (2014-04-23)
  Skechers USA has seen its first-quarter profit increase more than four-fold, on the back of double-digit sales growth and higher margins.
UK: Primark hails "excellent" H1 performance  (2014-04-23)
  UK value fashion retailer Primark has hailed what it described as an "excellent performance by any standard" during the first half, after booking a 26% hike in profit.
UK: Sports Direct on track to hit full-year profit target  (2014-04-23)
  UK retailer Sports Direct International says it is confident it will meet its full-year profit target, after booking a double-digit hike in fourth-quarter sales.
EUROPE: Retail network streamlines transportation sourcing  (2014-04-23)
  A group representing 20 European retailers has placed its supply chain onto a single network to streamline transportation sourcing.
US: Patagonia invests US$20m in sustainable processing  (2014-04-23)
  Outdoor apparel business Patagonia has invested US$20m in sustainable textile processor CO2Nexus through its environmental $20 Million & Change fund.