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Monday, March 27, 2017
Nilit America Fibers promotes Ferree to president  (2017-03-24)
  Nylon yarn specialist Nilit has named Robert Ferree as president of its Nilit America Fibers division following the retirement of Basil "Sonny" Walker.
US clothing spend to hit decade high this Easter  (2017-03-23)
  US spending on clothing is expected to hit its highest level in a decade this Easter, with its later timing this year giving consumers almost an entire extra month to shop.
UK clothing retail sales growth strong in February  (2017-03-24)
  The value of UK retail sales excluding fuel rose 5.2% year-on-year in February, with clothing and footwear among the sectors to see a rise in spending.
Brantano collapse puts over 1,000 jobs on line  (2017-03-24)
  Staff working at UK value footwear group Brantano are facing redundancy after the company was placed into administration, despite sustained efforts by management to make the business more commercially viable or to find a buyer.
Gennette takes the helm at Macy's   (2017-03-24)
  Jeff Gennette has officially taken the reins at US department store retailer Macy's after a unanimous election by the company's board of directors yesterday (23 March).
Research to release global estimate on modern slavery  (2017-03-24)
  The International Labour Organization (ILO) and Australian non-governmental organisation Walk Free Foundation are partnering to research the scale of modern slavery around the world.
Li & Fung to create "supply chain of the future" for PVH  (2017-03-24)
  Hong Kong-based global sourcing specialist Li & Fung has inked a new deal to create the "supply chain of the future" for PVH Corp, owner of the Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein brands.
Citi Trends appoints CFO Smith as acting CEO   (2017-03-23)
  US value fashion retailer Citi Trends has named Bruce Smith, the company's chief financial officer, as acting CEO, following the resignation of Jason Mazzola.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2017-03-24)
  Top stories this week on just-style include a look at what the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership might mean for the US and EU textile and apparel industries, updates on the future fashion sourcing landscape from the Prime Source Forum conference in Hong Kong, and Walmart snapping up online fashion and accessory retailer ModCloth.
Hela Clothing adds new IT to improve productivity  (2017-03-22)
  As part of its digital transformation, Sri Lankan manufacturer Hela Clothing has invested in Microsoft's Hyper-V and Office 365 platforms in a bid to "invigorate the apparel industry".
UK retail sales volumes growing at steady pace  (2017-03-23)
  UK retail sales volumes grew at a steady pace in the year to March, and slightly faster than expected, new figures show.
Levi Strauss and ILO investigate Cambodia factory death   (2017-03-23)
  Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co and the International Labour Organization's (ILO) Better Factories Cambodia Programme have launched an investigation into an explosion at a factory in Cambodia this week, which saw one worker killed and several others injured.
Tulip Retail and True Fit team up on personalised shopping  (2017-03-23)
  US shoppers may soon benefit from an improved in-store shopping experience with personalised style, fit and size recommendations thanks to a strategic partnership between mobile application platform Tulip Retail and data-driven personalisation platform True Fit.
The role of trade and investment in development  (2017-03-23)
  The World Trade Organization (WTO) has highlighted the importance of developing a coherent policy approach to both trade and investment flows in order to ensure that all developing countries see growth.
Italian fabric firm Alcantara to double production  (2017-03-23)
  The Italian maker of the suede-like Alcantara material is to invest EUR300m (US$323.6m) in doubling the capacity of its production facilities in Umbria over the next five years.

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