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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
JD.com gains another foothold in Southeast Asia  (2018-01-17)
  As part of its global expansion efforts, Chinese e-commerce company JD.com? has invested in Tiki, a leading B2C e-commerce platform in Vietnam.
Ease and free delivery are key for US shoppers  (2018-01-17)
  US consumers want to find what they're looking for easily when online shopping, and say delivery should be quick and free of charge, the findings of a new report show.
Hugo Boss hits 2017 growth targets on strong sales  (2018-01-17)
  Hugo Boss saw its share price climb in trading yesterday (16 January) as the German fashion brand hit its targets for 2017 and signalled its turnaround is gathering further pace.
Zalando hits FY sales target despite challenges  (2018-01-17)
  Berlin-based fashion e-tailer Zalando has achieved full-year sales in line with management guidance, despite what it says was a challenging October.
US apparel group queries child labour list methods  (2018-01-17)
  The US footwear and apparel industry has questioned the US Department of Labor over its methods for compiling its bi-annual list of goods produced using child or forced labour.
M&S could cut 380 jobs with new clothing DC  (2018-01-17)
  Marks & Spencer could be cutting around 380 jobs in the UK as it moves to adopt a single-tier distribution network for its clothing and home division with the opening of a new distribution centre.
US concern at ongoing Colombia labour issues  (2018-01-17)
  The US Department of Labor has highlighted areas of concern that Colombia needs to address as part of its obligation under the US-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, including that of worker's rights.
New online database streamlines material selection  (2018-01-17)
  A new online materials database has been launched to provide brands and manufacturers with a more streamlined and collaborative way of selecting material samples and swatches - as well as populating PLM data for the product creation process.
Retailer Untuckit to optimise inventory through RFID  (2018-01-16)
  Fast-growing US men's wear brand brand Untuckit is working on a pilot that will use data collected by RFID chips on men's shirts, traffic counters and other in-store data points to identify the optimal merchandising mix.
New customer engagement tool taps social media  (2018-01-16)
  A new software tool has been launched that gives retailers the ability to personalise shopping experiences by incorporating social media conversations.
ZDHC approves NimkarTek chemical laboratory  (2018-01-16)
  Chemical management firm NimkarTek Detox Laboratory (NDL) has become the first Accepted Testing Laboratory to indicate Level 1 conformance with the ZDHC's Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL).
JD Sports ups guidance on strong sales growth  (2018-01-16)
  UK retailer JD Sports Fashion has upped its full-year guidance on the back of positive second-half sales and continued momentum in its international business.
Shop Direct delivers robust sales, appoints interim CEO  (2018-01-16)
  Online fashion retailer Shop Direct has delivered robust Christmas results, despite being up against strong comparatives, and has appointed an interim chief executive.
Size prediction firm True Fit raises another $55m  (2018-01-16)
  True Fit has secured investment of US$55m that will allow the US retail software company to further develop its AI data platform and advance innovation of its personalised style, fit, and analytics tools.
Cone Denim gains Oeko-Tex certification in Mexico  (2018-01-16)
  US textile major Cone Denim has achieved Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification on a number of denim products manufactured at its Mexico operations.