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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Retailer Untuckit to optimise inventory through RFID  (2018-01-16)
  Fast-growing US men's wear brand brand Untuckit is working on a pilot that will use data collected by RFID chips on men's shirts, traffic counters and other in-store data points to identify the optimal merchandising mix.
New customer engagement tool taps social media  (2018-01-16)
  A new software tool has been launched that gives retailers the ability to personalise shopping experiences by incorporating social media conversations.
ZDHC approves NimkarTek chemical laboratory  (2018-01-16)
  Chemical management firm NimkarTek Detox Laboratory (NDL) has become the first Accepted Testing Laboratory to indicate Level 1 conformance with the ZDHC's Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL).
JD Sports ups guidance on strong sales growth  (2018-01-16)
  UK retailer JD Sports Fashion has upped its full-year guidance on the back of positive second-half sales and continued momentum in its international business.
Shop Direct delivers robust sales, appoints interim CEO  (2018-01-16)
  Online fashion retailer Shop Direct has delivered robust Christmas results, despite being up against strong comparatives, and has appointed an interim chief executive.
Size prediction firm True Fit raises another $55m  (2018-01-16)
  True Fit has secured investment of US$55m that will allow the US retail software company to further develop its AI data platform and advance innovation of its personalised style, fit, and analytics tools.
Cone Denim gains Oeko-Tex certification in Mexico  (2018-01-16)
  US textile major Cone Denim has achieved Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification on a number of denim products manufactured at its Mexico operations.
European garment groups unite against microplastics  (2018-01-16)
  A group of European industry associations representing the global garment value chain has united to tackle the release of microfibres during the washing of synthetic textiles - one of the biggest causes of microplastics pollution in the aquatic environment.
Birla Cellulose eyes speed to market with NY design studio  (2018-01-15)
  Birla Cellulose, the pulp and fibre business of Indian textile conglomerate Aditya Birla Group, has opened an international design studio in New York that will display over 300 of the group's fabrics and help speed the sampling process.
US retailers welcome online sales tax review   (2018-01-15)
  US retailers have welcomed the US Supreme Court's decision to take up a South Dakota case on whether online sellers can be required to collect sales tax the same as local stores, but urged Congress to address the issue through federal legislation.
Wal-Mart to shutter 63 Sam's Club stores   (2018-01-15)
  US retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc has announced the closure of 63 of its Sam's Club locations, with plans to convert up to 12 of the impacted clubs to e-commerce fulfilment centres in bid to increase the delivery speed of online orders.
Amazon patents mirror for trying on virtual clothes  (2018-01-15)
  A new Amazon patent for a "blended reality mirror" that can be installed at home to show a person's image in a virtual outfit is yet another move that demonstrates the online retail giant is looking to bolster its position in the apparel industry.
Walmart to cut around 1,000 corporate jobs?  (2018-01-15)
  US retail giant Walmart is understood to be cutting around 1,000 corporate jobs by the end of the month amid a shake-up of its workforce and just days after announcing the closure of some Sam's Club stores.
Norway pledges ban on fur farming  (2018-01-15)
  The Norwegian Government has committed to totally phasing out the farming of fur across the country by 2024 as part of its new manifesto. 
Clothing helps surge in US holiday retail sales  (2018-01-15)
  A rise in sales at US clothing clothing retailers helped overall holiday season sales to the largest year-on-year increase since 2010, new figures show.