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  • EU and Canada set start date for CETA trade pact
    The European Union (EU) and Canada have set a date to begin the provisional application of their Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Read more »
  • Pacific Alliance planning trade talks with four countries?
    The Pacific Alliance Latin American trade bloc is understood to be preparing to begin formal negotiations towards a trade agreement with Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Singapore. Read more »
  • Texbase develops supply chain communications tool
    TexBase, a developer of cloud-based software for the apparel and textile industries, has released a fully-integrated supply chain communications tool. Read more »
  • The Buckle promotes Heacock to finance chief
    Denim retail specialist The Buckle has promoted Thomas Heacock to the role of vice president of finance, treasurer and chief financial officer. Read more »
  • M&S names Mowat new clothing supply chain director
    UK retailer Marks & Spencer has appointed a new director to head up its clothing and home supply chain, logistics and planning as part of ongoing plans to recover and grow its non-food divisions. Read more »
  • New quick-dry cotton fabrics for active and outdoor wear
    An ongoing collaboration between Invista's Cordura brand and Cotton Incorporated has led to the development of new performance fabrics that combine the durability of Cordura fibre and the comfort of cotton. Read more »
  • Top stories this week on just-style...
    Top stories this week on just-style include a report on the first garment training institute opening in Cambodia, Primark's recall of thousands of men's flip flops over cancer fears, key issues for textile and apparel supply chains amid the upcoming NAFTA renegotiation, and ways to stay agile in an on-demand economy. Read more »
  • WFSGI Manufacturers Forum to focus on digitalisation and disruption
    The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) is heading to Germany later this year, where its annual World Manufacturers Forum is set to take a look at 'Moving on to a digital and automated business of the future.' Read more »
  • NGC Software rolls out latest quality control system
    NGC Software has launched the latest release of its Andromeda Quality Control solution for fashion retailers and brand owners, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution designed to help companies identify product quality problems on the factory floor. Read more »
  • Grupo Cortefiel picks PLM for sourcing visibility
    European fashion retail giant Grupo Cortefiel has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to improve visibility and decision-making in its sourcing process. Read more »
  • Shop Direct scraps sale plans amid political uncertainty
    The owners of online fashion retailer Shop Direct have scrapped plans to sell the business, blaming uncertainty following the recent UK election. Read more »
  • US retailers warn BAT will drive up import prices
    US retailers are refusing to give up in their fight against the proposed border adjustment tax, warning Congress that such a measure would drive up the price of imported merchandise. Read more »
  • Summer clothing sales boost UK retailers in June
    UK retail sales grew faster than expected in June, boosted by sales of summer clothes as the country basked in unusually hot weather during the month. Read more »
  • Smartphone body scanner tackles online fit and returns
    A US technology company is looking to take online clothes shopping to the next level with the development of a body scanning and measuring platform that it says could improve returns numbers and shopper satisfaction. Read more »
  • Egypt inks EUR1.5m deal to boost cotton added value
    The Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry has agreed a EUR1.5m (US$1.72m) project with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Italian Development Cooperation (AICS) to boost the value of its cotton. Read more »
  • Puma trialling "world's first" intelligent warehouse in Germany
    Puma has teamed up with a string of technology and logistics partners to test what it claims is the "first intelligent and decision-making warehouse in the world." Read more »
  • Sports Direct appoints CFO as FY profits more than halve
    Sports Direct International has appointed a new finance chief as the UK sportswear retailer revealed profits more than halved in its last financial year - its lowest for six years - on the back of sterling weakness. Read more »
  • Topshop, Topman names ex-Burberry boss Paul Price CEO
    Ex-Burberry chief merchandising officer Paul Price has been appointed CEO for Topshop and Topman. Read more »
  • C&A to withdraw from Russian retail market
    C&A is to exit all of its operations in Russia, the European value fashion retailer has confirmed to just-style. Read more »
  • Indian leather producers face new regulatory threat
    Leather exporters in the north Indian production hub of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh are facing closure of their tanneries over environmental concerns - on top of existing challenges that include trying to overcome the shortage of raw hides and loss of business to Brazilian companies. Read more »