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Thursday, June 29, 2017
Cofra Group names Caparros as C&A Europe CEO  (2017-06-22)
  C&A owner The Cofra Group has named Alain Caparros as CEO of its C&A Europe retail business, as part of a bid to further accelerate its transformation.
eBay to price match competitors on apparel  (2017-06-22)
  Online marketplace eBay has rolled out a price match guarantee on more than 50,000 deals in the US - including its fashion inventory - in a bid to compete with e-commerce heavyweights and rivals such as Walmart, Sears and Target.
Chico's partners with First Insight for predictive analytics   (2017-06-22)
  US omni-channel women's wear retailer Chico's FAS has partnered with technology firm First Insight to more quickly and accurately make design, buying and pricing decisions on the apparel, footwear and accessories it sells both in-store and online.
JD.com invests US$397m in luxury Farfetch venture   (2017-06-22)
  Chinese e-commerce company JD.com has invested US$397m in Farfetch, a marketplace for luxury brands, in a strategic partnership designed to create a premier platform for luxury e-commerce across China, opening a gateway to an $80bn market.
UK retail sector praises Queen's Speech Brexit focus  (2017-06-22)
  The UK retail industry has welcomed the Queen's speech and its implications for the sector, in particular its focus on Britain's exit from the European Union (EU).
Burberry Foundation grant to develop sustainable materials   (2017-06-22)
  UK luxury fashion group Burberry has partnered with the Royal College of Art (RCA) on a new research group designed to develop more sustainable materials, transform consumer experience and advance manufacturing, in line with Burberry's new five-year responsibility agenda.
Sears Canada seeks creditor protection   (2017-06-22)
  Department store retailer Sears Canada and certain of its subsidiaries is seeking court protection from its creditors in a bid to restructure its business.
Amazon files patent to prevent "showrooming"  (2017-06-22)
  A new Amazon patent designed to intercept customers who attempt to make a price comparison on their mobile devices while in-store could be detrimental to retailers and will ultimately increase friction levels, an industry observer has said.
25% of viscose supply chain audited as forest-friendly  (2017-06-22)
  Around 25% of the global supply chain for viscose has now been subjected to comprehensive audits and found to be at a low risk for containing fibre from controversial forest sources, a new study shows.
Apparel and textile production rises in key regions  (2017-06-22)
  World apparel production growth fell short of the world manufacturing average in the first quarter of 2017, although gains have been seen in both developing and industrialised economies, new research shows.
Hyosung and Sofileta partner on Creora Fresh fabrics  (2017-06-19)
  South Korean fibre manufacturer Hyosung has partnered with specialist knitter Sofileta on a new fabric collection for intimates and sportswear that utilises odour neutralising technologies.
Keds hires Dave Grange to drive US growth  (2017-06-20)
  Keds, a division of US clothing and footwear business Wolverine Worldwide, has named former Pentland Brands CEO Dave Grange as the brand's vice president of sales for North America.
Vietnam garment exports expected to hit $31bn target  (2017-06-21)
  Vietnam's garment industry is expected to reach its export target of US$31bn, the country's national textile and garment group Vinatex has said.
Lululemon takes stake in technical apparel specialist  (2017-06-21)
  Lululemon Athletica has acquired a stake in Canadian cycling apparel startup 7mesh Industries in a move designed to "push the boundaries" in advanced technical apparel.
Odour control technologies could capture added value  (2017-06-21)
  Research from Swiss speciality textile effects company HeiQ has revealed more communication from brands and retailers on odour control textile technologies could capture added value and educate consumers on the environmental impact of laundering.