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Sourcing Journal “MUST READ”

 

April 14, 2016
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NEWS
Old Navy Names New Global President
Levi Strauss & Co. Gets a Slow Start in Q1 2016
Uniqlo to Cut Prices to Get Customers Back
Meet J.C. Penney’s New Plus-Size Fashion Brand

UK Clothing and Footwear Sales Show Largest Decline in 18 Months
Does Beyoncé’s Ivy Park Stand a Chance in the Oversaturated Activewear Market?

Retail technology firm Edited highlighted what the line is up against.

THE SOURCE The News You Need to Know Today
Computers in Your Clothes? A Milestone for Wearable Electronics
Poshmark, a Clothing Resale App, Raises $25 Million to Turn Sellers Into Mini-Retailers
Jason Wu is Launching a Sister Line
Moody’s Adds to M&S and Next’s Retail Gloom
Asos Will Use £2m from China Exit to Bolster UK, US and Europe
House Introduces American Manufacturing Competitiveness Tax That Could Ramp Up Tax Cuts

U.S. companies have been saddled with a $748 million annual tax hike on manufacturing since 2012.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Alibaba Scoops Up Southeast Asian E-Commerce Start-Up Lazada
Made to Order Women’s Clothing Brand Ellie Kai Taps Alvanon to Improve Fit
Sympatex Grows Sustainable Product Portfolio Geared for Performance Wear
IBM: Less Than Half of Retailers Are Giving Consumers What They Want
Indian and Pakistani Designers Showcase Collections Using Merino Wool
NRF VP of Supply Chain Policy Named Commerce Department Advisor
Israeli Farmers Join Better Cotton Initiative
Op-Ed: Free Labor is a Far Greater Problem for Apparel Brands Than Forced
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