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Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Trump signs order to withdraw from TPP  (2017-01-23)
  US president Donald Trump has fulfilled one of his campaign pledges today (23 January) by signing an executive order to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
WTO trade deal requires just three more ratifications  (2017-01-23)
  Nigeria has become the latest country to ratify the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), meaning just three more ratifications are required before it comes into force.
Chico's eyes labelling efficiencies with Nexgen deal  (2017-01-23)
  US omni-channel women's wear retailer Chico's FAS is eyeing increased visibility into its supply chain and improved engagement with its vendors thanks to a new partnership with apparel identification and RFID business Nexgen Packaging.
MagnaColours sets sustainable industry standard   (2017-01-23)
  UK ink manufacturer MagnaColours has unveiled a new sustainability standard for the textile printing industry, specifically designed for water-based inks and to boost the use of environmentally-friendly methods.
L Brands commits to forest-friendly sourcing   (2017-01-23)
  L Brands, owner of the Victoria's Secret, Pink and La Senza brands, has committed to tracing the source of wood-based fabrics used in its clothing lines and to eliminate sources connected to the destruction of rainforests and the violation of human rights.
Investors call for shake-up at French Connection  (2017-01-23)
  Three investors in French Connection Group are calling on the troubled British fashion retailer to shake-up its boardroom and replace two directors, and also consider a potential sale of the business.
UK clothing factory workers paid half the minimum wage  (2017-01-23)
  UK garment factory workers producing for fashion brands including New Look, River Island and Boohoo have been found to be working for less than half the minimum wage, an undercover investigation has found.
Burlington reshuffles leadership to drive growth   (2017-01-23)
  Off-price retailer Burlington Stores has revealed a number of senior leadership promotions, including naming Marc Katz chief financial officer/principal in a newly-expanded role that will see him assume responsibility for the company's supply chain.
Perry Ellis inks Nike Swim licenses in Latin America   (2017-01-23)
  US apparel business Perry Ellis International has inked a number of new license agreements to distribute Nike Swim across Latin America.
Xeros developing technology for textile sector  (2017-01-20)
  Xeros, which develops polymer technology for commercial cleaning systems, is increasing its focus on both the textile manufacturing and tanning sectors where it believes it can help reduce the use of chemicals, water consumption and effluent.
Amazon expands supply chain capacity with new DC  (2017-01-20)
  Online giant Amazon is expanding it supply chain capacity with the opening of a third facility in Maryland; a 1.2m sq ft fulfillment centre in North East, which will create 700 new jobs in the town.
Loblaw names supply chain chief Davis as president  (2017-01-20)
  Canada's largest retailer Loblaw has named its supply chain chief, Sarah Davis, as president of the company.
NEJ Inc acquires sportswear firm Bills Khakis  (2017-01-20)
  Supply chain solutions specialist NEJ Inc has announced the acquisition of premium men's sportswear designer Bills Khakis from private equity firm Source Capital, LLC.
Smart fabric mimics human bone tissue  (2017-01-20)
  Researchers in Australia have developed a new smart fabric that mimics the sophisticated and complex properties of human bone tissue, that they say could be used to create protective suits that stiffen under high impact.
Bonmarche reaffirms outlook on sales growth  (2017-01-20)
  UK value women's wear retailer Bonmarché Holdings has offered an optimistic outlook and reaffirmed its full-year forecast as it revealed higher sales in its year-to-date thanks to a pull back on promotions.