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Monday, January 18, 2021
Tesco hails record Christmas  (2021-01-15)
  Tesco has delivered a record Christmas across all formats and channels and expects to deliver full-year retail operating profit in line with 2019/20, excluding the repayment of business rates relief - despite forecasts for annual Covid-19-related costs to hit GBP810m (US$1.1bn).    
New Leciester hub to help bridge fashion skills gap  (2021-01-15)
  A new UK project to deliver apprenticeships and accredited training for the textiles and fashion industry is set to be launched in Leicester.
US trade deficit in goods surges by 8% in November  (2021-01-15)
  The US trade deficit in goods and services rose by 8% in November from a month earlier, reflecting an increase in the goods deficit of US$5bn and a decrease in the services surplus of less than $0.1bn.
JCPenney to improve impact of wet processing activities  (2021-01-15)
  JCPenney has partnered with the Apparel Impact Institute (Aii) to improve its supply chain sustainability performance related to energy, water, and chemicals in 2021 and beyond.
N Brown recovery continues in Q3  (2021-01-15)
  Online clothing, footwear and homewares retailer N Brown Group says it is trading in line with expectations after product revenue continued to recover in the third quarter - with strong growth in apparel categories that have proved popular during the pandemic, including leisurewear.
Jaeger's 63 stores and concessions to close permanently  (2021-01-15)
  More than 200 jobs have been axed at Jaeger Retail Limited and all 63 of its stores and concessions are set to permanently close after joint administrators confirmed that the sale of the business to UK retailer Marks & Spencer does not include the retail locations.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2021-01-15)
  Top stories on just-style this week include an exclusive report on apparel industry challenges and opportunities in 2021, and a look at four major changes manufacturers must make to ensure they survive and thrive after Covid-19. Elsewhere, VF Corp is rejigging its Asian sourcing operations, concerns continue to mount over potential Vietnam tariffs, and Marks & Spencer buys the Jaeger fashion brand out of administration.
New viscose fibre features inbuilt infrared technology  (2021-01-14)
  What is thought to be the first plant-based fibres with inbuilt technology that captures and converts body heat into infrared energy are being launched for performance wear, luxury loungewear and casual wear.
Tajima launching new AI embroidery machines  (2021-01-14)
  Japanese embroidery machine manufacturer Tajima Industries is launching new artificial intelligence (AI) powered multi-head embroidery machines that automatically adjust the upper thread tension for different threads and fabrics.
First Latin America mills sign up to Cotton Trust Protocol  (2021-01-14)
  The first Latin America-based companies - including Cone Mills and Central America Spinning Works - have joined the US Cotton Trust Protocol, marking another step towards a transparent textile supply chain for brands working to source more sustainably grown cotton.
Fast Retailing makes impressive rebound in Q1  (2021-01-14)
  Fast Retailing, owner of the Uniqlo brand, has reported a higher-than-expected rise in earnings in its first-quarter thanks to an impressive rebound in sales.
Primark warns of GBP1bn sales hit amid store closures  (2021-01-14)
  Value retailer Primark has warned of a hit from lost retail sales of more than GBP1bn (US$) due to the pandemic lockdown as it revealed revenues were 30% lower than last year.
Bonmarche secures sale to investor Purepay Retail  (2021-01-14)
  The joint administrators of UK-based women's value clothing retailer Bonmarché have completed a sale of the businesses to Purepay Retail Limited, which is backed by an international investor consortium.
Teijin introduces carbon pricing system for capital investments  (2021-01-14)
  Polyester fibres and products producer Teijin Limited has introduced an internal carbon pricing (ICP) system for capital investment plans throughout the group.
JD Sports and Authentic Brands "in talks" over Topshop deal?  (2021-01-14)
  JD Sports Fashion Plc is understood to be in talks with Authentic Brands over a potential joint-ownership of Arcadia's Topshop brand.