BACKGROUND The Corona pandemic has hit the apparel industry’s global supply chains hard. How are they recovering? What changes will the pandemic bring? Clothing manufacturers, sourcing platforms and buyers talk about their expectations for the future and whether they believe in the nearshoring trend. […]

Research from search engine WhistleOut shows Instagram and Facebook display the most advertising in user feeds across social media platforms. Facebook feeds were found to have an average of 21.2 percent ads while Instagram had 20.6 percent. LinkedIn was next with 19.6 percent followed by Twitter (14.2 […]

Retail payments platform Clearpay, known as Afterpay in the US, Australia and New Zealand, has unveiled a new global brand identity, which it states captures the “power and value enabled by the platform at a time of incredible growth for the business and its customers”. The new look Clearpay now has […]

Glossier, once a burgeoning beauty company, has felt the effects of coronavirus. The company had originally furloughed their 200 or so retail workers when the pandemic forced them to close their stores, but now they have resorted to laying them off entirely to cut costs. Glossier currently has retail […]

Reuters has reported that Simon Property Group, one of the nation's largest mall owners and landlords, is planning on converting some of their stores into Amazon fulfilment centers. Simon Property Group and Amazon Inc. have been in talks to turn some of Simon's department store spaces previously occupied […]

Artemest, the Milan and New York-based e-commerce platform selling Italian luxury design, home decor and lifestyle, has raised more than 5 million US dollars in its latest equity funding round. French private equity OLMA Luxury Holdings and the Swiss holding Brahma joined the Milan-based investment […]

In a small glimmer of hope for the U.S. economy, retailers have added back over 250,000 jobs last month compared with June to employ over 14 million people. The news was reported by WWD. While this indicates signs of improvement, this is still down 913,000 jobs from February. The total economy has added […]

Like most athletic brands and companies, the Asics four-stripe logo that dominates its sneaker designs is instantly recognizable. The company holds global trademarks for its distinctive logo, including in China. But in an odd turn of events, Chinese sportswear brand Qiaodan Sports Co. Ltd. was granted […]

Asos is asking its brand partners with a UK manufacturing presence to strengthen their commitment to transparency and responsible action by pledging to make four new ethical manufacturing commitments as a condition to their products being sold on its website. Third party brands will be asked to sign […]

New York & Co.'s parent company, RTW Retailwinds has sold the brand's e-commerce business and related intellectual property to Sunrise Brands LLC for 20 million dollars. Sunrise has acquired New York & Co., size-inclusive brand Fashion to Figure, and both brands' online rental subscription services. […]

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