Technology firm First Insight has developed a new platform that combines enhanced customer insights with product-level analytics to help companies to increase speed-to-market and deliver customer-driven assortments.
UK digital retailer and financial services provider Shop Direct has appointed Walgreens executive, Guy Farmer, as group trading director to oversee the company's buying, sourcing and data intelligence teams.
Researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have incorporated conductive textiles known as metamaterials into conventional clothing to dramatically improve signal strength between electronic devices and offer the potential for new applications.
Footwear components and materials supplier Texon has unveiled a new material that provides extra shape and enhanced levels of support in vulcanised shoes, and contains up to 50% recycled fibre content.
The US could be given the go-ahead to impose tariffs on between US$5-7bn worth of products imported from Europe - which may include sweaters, anoraks, suits and swimwear - according to a report from Bloomberg.
As the US moves closer to imposing higher tariffs on a wide range of goods imported from the EU, trade law firm Sandler Travis & Rosenberg says the first sale rule can be used to mitigate the impact of any such tariffs on EU exporters and lower costs well into the future.
Spanish clothing giant Inditex, the world's largest clothing retailer, has outlined a series of new sustainability commitments - including a pledge that 100% of the cotton, linen and polyester used by all eight of its brands will be organic, sustainable or recycled by 2025.