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Thursday, February 23, 2017
US apparel group Jaclyn to merge with Golden Touch Imports  (2017-02-22)
  Designer, manufacturer and marketer of women's and children's apparel, Jaclyn Inc, is to merge with Jaclyn Holdings Parent LLC, an affiliate of Golden Touch Imports, Inc.
Koch Equity Development completes $2bn Infor investment  (2017-02-22)
  Private equity firm Koch Equity Development has completed its US$2bn investment in business softwear supplier Infor.
Canada Goose files for IPO   (2017-02-22)
  Outdoor apparel specialist Canada Goose is looking to take the company public later this year, with dual listings planned for both New York and Canada.
Esprit books "record" earnings in H1  (2017-02-22)
  Esprit has seen continued improvement in the first half of fiscal 16/17, building on the positive progress achieved in its last financial year to book "record" earnings.
AAFA signs East Africa best-practice initiative  (2017-02-22)
  The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has entered into a partnership agreement with the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub to ensure best-in-class manufacturing of goods destined for the US market from East Africa.
WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement enters into force  (2017-02-22)
  Chad, Jordan, Oman and Rwanda have become the latest countries to ratify the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), meaning it has now reached the pre-determined number of members required for it to come into immediate force.
US manufacturers urge passing of tax reform plans  (2017-02-22)
  Top executives from 16 major US manufacturers have sent an open letter to Congress urging elected officials to pass tax reforms and the controversial border tax in order to boost growth for domestic companies and taxpayers.
PLM helps One Jeanswear boost efficiencies  (2017-02-22)
  US fashion company One Jeanswear Group is now able to make real-time changes without negatively impacting its workflow, thanks to the successful implementation of new product lifecycle management (PLM) software.
Applied DNA Sciences expands patent portfolio   (2017-02-22)
  Product authentication business Applied DNA Sciences (APDN) has expanded its global patent portfolio that works to reduce risk and uncertainty across global supply chains.
Macy's will "do the right thing", says Lundgren  (2017-02-22)
  Terry Lundgren, the outgoing CEO of department store retailer Macy's, says the company will "do the right thing" for its shareholders in the wake of rumours it may be seeking a buyer.
Human rights groups question Uzbekistan forced labour progress   (2017-02-21)
  A cohort of human rights groups have questioned a report by the The International Labor Organization (ILO) that claims the Government of Uzbekistan is making progress in reforms to address risks of child and forced labour in its cotton industry. 
Global news roundup  (2017-02-16)
  The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.
Aditya Birla to launch Saks Fifth Avenue in India?  (2017-02-20)
  Indian conglomerate Aditya Birla is keeping tight lipped on reports it has partnered with Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) to launch the Saks Fifth Avenue banner in India.
Nike reveals "most powerful" underfoot platform yet  (2017-02-21)
  US sporting goods giant Nike has unveiled its most powerful and resilient underfoot platform as part of anniversary celebrations for its innovative Air Max 1 shoe, which introduced visible Nike Air cushioning.
Port modernisation key to boosting Africa trade  (2017-02-20)
  The modernisation and harmonisation of port procedures in Africa could help support economic development across the continent and help lower trade costs, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has said.