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Thursday, January 17, 2019
Tradeshift app detects and mitigates modern slavery  (2019-01-14)
  Tradeshift, a Tradeshift, a software platform that helps companies buy, pay, and work with suppliers, has partnered with supply chain risk analysis and monitoring platform FRDM (formerly Made In A Free World) to launch a new app designed to help businesses detect and mitigate human trafficking in their global supply chains.
Apparel brands collaborate to eliminate hazardous chemicals  (2019-01-14)
  Levi Strauss & Co, Nike, H&M and C&A have agreed to share and align their Screened Chemistry approaches and hand the future development of the programmes to the ZDHC Foundation, which is working to steer the industry towards a goal of reducing the discharge of harmful chemicals to zero by 2020.
Denim sustainability and improving supplier lead times to take centre stage at Fashion SVP   (2019-01-14)
  UK apparel sourcing event Fashion SVP returns to London's Olympia this week with topics including sustainability in the denim sector and improvement on supplier lead times set to be explored.
New Look to slash debt by GBP1bn as part of turnaround efforts   (2019-01-14)
  UK fashion retailer New Look has announced what executive chairman Alistair McGeorge calls a "critical step" in its turnaround plans, having reached an agreement 'in principle' with its key financial stakeholders to cut its debt by GBP1bn (U$1.3bn) and raise GBP150m in new money to turnaround the business.
Businesses urge swift EU-Vietnam trade deal approval  (2019-01-14)
  A group of business associations including Amfori and the Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI) have joined forces in urging the European Council to consider and approve the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), a deal it says will boost economic growth and promote job creation both in the EU and Vietnam.
French brands call on Bangladesh government to extend Accord tenure  (2019-01-14)
  French brands and retailers sourcing from Bangladesh have united to urge the government to extend the work of the Bangladesh Accord, days before a decision on its future is due.
Texprocess and Techtextil to showcase sustainability  (2019-01-11)
  The Techtextil and Texprocess technology trade shows will return to Frankfurt this year, with sustainability one of the key themes.
Techtextil, Texprocess to highlight sustainability  (2019-01-11)
  The Techtextil and Texprocess technology trade shows will return to Frankfurt this year, with sustainability one of the key themes.
Lampert makes new US$5bn attempt to save Sears  (2019-01-11)
  Edward Lampert, chairman of Sears Holdings is understood to have thrown yet another lifeline to the troubled department store retailer, having made a new takeover bid of more than US$5bn.
PVH outlines restructuring plan for Calvin Klein  (2019-01-11)
  US apparel giant PVH Corp is shaking up its Calvin Klein business, including streamlining its North America division - and has updated its outlook for the rest of its financial year.
Debenhams chairman resigns after being voted off the board   (2019-01-11)
  Sir Ian Cheshire has been forced to resign as chairman of Debenhams after two of the struggling UK department store retailer's major shareholders - one of whom is understood to be Sports Direct boss and retail tycoon Mike Ashley - voted against his re-election to the board at yesterday's AGM.
Discounting drives top line sales growth at Moss Bros  (2019-01-11)
  Shares in Moss Bros Group were up by more than 4% this morning (11 January) after the men's wear retailer hailed an improving trend in the fourth quarter, despite a slip in half-year like-for-like sales due to deeper discounting.
Kingpins New York to shift June show dates  (2019-01-11)
  The Kingpins Show boutique denim sourcing event is to shift its New York schedule for 2019 in response to feedback from visitors and exhibitors.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2019-01-11)
  Top stories on just-style this week include the inauguration of two more industrial parks in Ethiopia, Chinese clothing companies are investing in Egypt to try to avoid Trump's tariffs, Bangladesh promises a review of garment worker wages amid violent clashes in the country, and Gap is to close its Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York.
US holiday sales in brief - Nordstrom, Citi Trends, Urban Outfitters  (2019-01-10)
  It's been a mixed bag of holiday sales filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers as Urban Outfitters reported record holiday sales, Kohl's raised its full-year earnings guidance on the back of a 1.2% rise, while US retail giant JC Penney is to shutter three stores this spring on the back of a 5.4% comp sales drop.

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