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Monday, March 19, 2018
Auchan Retail chooses PLM for product development  (2018-03-16)
  Supermarket giant Auchan Retail has invested in a new PLM system to harmonise product development processes for its non-food lines - including clothing.
Free trade zones used to traffic counterfeit goods  (2018-03-16)
  Free trade zones drive foreign investment, jobs and growth - but they also unwittingly offer criminals a safe haven for trafficking counterfeit goods, which are a drain on economies and carry health and safety risks, a new report suggests.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2018-03-16)
  Top stories this week on just-style include a review of research that argues garment workers' health and safety is under attack everyday as a normal part of 'business as usual', Target Corp launching a denim recycling pilot with German company I:Collect (I:CO), VF Corp inking an agreement to acquire the Altra footwear brand, and Reebok unveiling the first running shoe built with its latest upper technology.
Nike CEO Parker commits to continue beyond 2020  (2018-03-16)
  In a number of executive changes announced by US sporting goods giant Nike, the company's chairman, president and CEO Mark Parker is to remain in the role beyond 2020 - while Nike brand president Trevor Edwards, who had been seen as a potential successor to Parker, is to leave the business this summer.
Euratex in strategic review with new leadership team  (2018-03-16)
  The European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Euratex) is reviewing its role as the voice of the European textile and apparel industry in Brussels, and is parting company with its long-serving director general Francesco Marchi.
US to challenge India's export subsidy programmes  (2018-03-16)
  The US has requested dispute settlement consultations with the Government of India at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to challenge the country's subsidy programmes.
VF Corp creates new role of chief digital officer  (2018-03-16)
  Apparel and footwear giant VF Corporation has named Velia Carboni to the new position of chief digital officer, tasked with coming up with new, innovative online shopping experiences.
J.Jill names retail veteran as next CEO  (2018-03-15)
  Multi-channel women's fashion retailer J.Jill has announced former Lane Bryant CEO Linda Heasley will succeed Paula Bennett as president and CEO next month.
WL Gore launches Silicon Valley innovation hub  (2018-03-15)
  Performance fabric specialist WL Gore & Associates has established an innovation centre in California's Silicon Valley district, offering start-ups the chance to collaborate with Gore scientists on a range of advanced materials science challenges.
Stahl partners on Pinatex pineapple leaf leather  (2018-03-15)
  Leather chemicals and coatings company Stahl is partnering with British company Ananas Anam to help ramp up the performance and sustainability of its Piñatex material made from pineapple leaf fibre.
Lenzing hails record FY, warns on year ahead  (2018-03-15)
  Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has reported its best financial performance in its history during 2017 but warned it expects its results for the year ahead will be lower than the last two years as a number of factors form the basis for a challenging market environment in the coming quarters.
WL Gore launches innovation hub  (2018-03-15)
  Performance fabric specialist WL Gore & Associates has developed an innovation centre in California's Silicon Valley district, offering start-ups the chance to collaborate with Gore scientists on a range of advanced materials science challenges.
Gerry Weber Q1 sales a mixed bag  (2018-03-15)
  German fashion house Gerry Weber has hailed the first quarter performance of its Hallhuber brand, but the double-digit sales increase was not enough to offset the poor performance of its core lines.
H&M off to sluggish start with flat Q1 sales   (2018-03-15)
  Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has reported the group's first-quarter sales including VAT were unchanged in local currencies compared to the same quarter of the previous year.
Stahl partners on Pinatex leather alternative R&D  (2018-03-15)
  Ananas Anam, a pioneer company in innovation and product development within the circular economy, has partnered with leather chemicals and coatings company Stahl in a move designed to enhance the performance and sustainability of Piñatex, a natural textile made from pineapple leaf fibre.