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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Retailers call for freeze on UK business rates  (2017-10-18)
  The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has called on the Government to freeze business rates as UK inflation reaches a five-year high.
New flammability codes improve fancy dress safety  (2017-10-18)
  The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and its members have introduced two voluntary codes of practice on flammability testing, as part of a bid to improve the safety of children's fancy dress costumes.
Pakistan scientists hail disease-resistant cotton seed  (2017-10-18)
  The University of the Punjab has committed to providing a disease, insect and drought-resistant cotton seed to farmers in Pakistan in order to boost the country's economy and save poor farmers PKR20,000 (US$189) per acre.
Nordstrom suspends plans to go private  (2017-10-18)
  Upscale US fashion retailer Nordstrom has stopped exploring options to take the company private - at least for the rest of this year.
Tommy Hilfiger tackles difficulties of self-dressing  (2017-10-18)
  Building on the success of a similar collection for children earlier this year, PVH's Tommy Hilfiger business has developed a new clothing line for adults who may experience difficulty dressing themselves.
Fung Retailing units digitalise with PLM  (2017-10-18)
  Two key business units of Fung Retailing Group have invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution as part of plans to digitalise their merchandise planning and design processes and share information seamlessly between Europe and Asia.
Nanollose IPO to fund plant-free fibre research  (2017-10-18)
  Australian technology company Nanollose is to commence trading on the Australian Stock Exchange after raising AUD5m (US$5m) under a well-supported IPO. 
Target turns to technology to speed factory inspections  (2017-10-18)
  As part of ongoing efforts to increase transparency across its global supply chain, US department store retailer Target Corp is rolling out a new technology platform to boost the speed and quality of product inspections at 50 of its apparel vendors in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.
Cambodia drops contentious clauses from wage law  (2017-10-18)
  Cambodia's Labour Ministry is to drop two contentious clauses from a proposed minimum wage law that would have prevented independent research into the annual negotiation process and established labour courts to resolve disputes.
Rue21 names Appel interim-CEO, reorganises board  (2017-10-18)
  Following the court approval of its reorganisation plan last month, teen speciality apparel retailer Rue21 has reorganised its board of directors, naming Michael Appel chairman and interim-CEO.
Zalando cautions on potential Q3 earnings loss  (2017-10-18)
  Berlin-based fashion e-tailer Zalando warned it may post a loss in the third quarter amid plans to expand it business model beyond fashion.
Tommy Hilfiger develops adaptive apparel adult line  (2017-10-18)
  Building on the success of its first adaptive apaprel collection for children earlier this year, PVH's Tommy Hilfiger business has developed a line for adults, designed to allow ease of dressing for individuals and caregivers.
Pressure on Indian textiles exporters set to ease  (2017-10-17)
  The pressures weighing on the profitability of India's textile exporters are likely to ease up in the third quarter, as cotton prices improve and increased competition abates.
Lululemon targets health conscious Chinese millennials  (2017-10-17)
  Yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica is attempting to exploit an opportunity to expand its presence across China as the country's younger population begins to show signs it is becoming more health conscious.
UK retailers' earnings to trail EU peers amid Brexit  (2017-10-17)
  UK retailers' earnings growth potential will be lower than that of their continental peers next year on the back of Brexit uncertainty, according to new research.

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