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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Google invests $550m in e-commerce giant JD.com  (2018-06-18)
  Tech behemoth Google is to invest US$550m in Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com in a move aimed at exploring the creation of next generation retail infrastructure solutions.
Uncombed cotton on China retaliatory duties list  (2018-06-18)
  China has hit back at the tariffs announced by the US Administration on Friday (15 June) by imposing additional retaliatory duties on US$50bn worth of US products - including uncombed cotton - as the trade war between the two nations intensifies.
Asos bolsters animal welfare policy   (2018-06-18)
  UK online fashion retailer Asos has updated its animal welfare policy, and will no longer be stocking products including mohair, cashmere and feathers.
New Cambodia minimum wage law edges closer  (2018-06-18)
  Cambodia's newly adopted national draft minimum wage law will not harm the country's garment and textile sector because it "formalises what the industry has been doing for the past four years," just-style has been told.
China cotton futures purchases add to market uncertainty  (2018-06-18)
  Cotton industry analysts say the clothing industry should not overreact to a major hike in Chinese cotton futures contracts after years of stockpiling the fibre by China buyers - even though they accept market uncertainty has been driving up prices.
Relief as US takes China textile machinery off new tariff list  (2018-06-15)
  The Trump administration today (15 June) released a list of products imported from China that will be hit with an additional 25% tariff - but to the relief of US industry has removed most of the equipment and machinery used in domestic textile, apparel, and footwear manufacturing that had been originally proposed.
New US tariffs on China exclude apparel machinery  (2018-06-15)
  The Trump administration today (15 June) released a list of products imported from China that will be hit with an additional 25% tariff - but to the relief of US industry has removed most of the equipment and machinery used in domestic textile, apparel, and footwear manufacturing that had been originally proposed.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2018-06-15)
  Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how the level of supply chain risk faced by European retail companies with international suppliers increased in the first quarter, accusations against Nike and Adidas for paying poverty wages to those making kit for the World Cup, and how e-commerce companies like Amazon are redefining global shipping.
Tesco clothing sales climb 1.7% in Q1  (2018-06-15)
  UK supermarket group Tesco saw clothing sales climb in its first-quarter, as the company said it was on-track to deliver on its growth plans.
Timberland aggressively pursues patent infringements  (2018-06-15)
  Outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland has put what it says are "aggressive measures" into place to prevent its footwear designs and technologies from being copied.
Macy's to drive Market concept with B8ta acquisition  (2018-06-15)
  US department store retailer Macy's has taken a minority stake in software-powered retailer B8ta in a move aimed at scaling its Market@Macy's pop-up concept.
Filippa K debuts water repellent technology for clothing  (2018-06-15)
  Swedish fashion retailer Filippa K has partnered with cleantech company OrganoClick to use its water repellent technology in a range of clothing items.
Adopting automation key for Vietnam manufacturers  (2018-06-15)
  Vietnam-based garment-makers should embrace technology-driven automation to address the new realities of accelerating wage growth and the global shift towards placing smaller orders.
H&M books second straight quarter of flat sales  (2018-06-15)
  Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has booked its second straight quarter of flat sales growth as the Swedish fashion retailer battles with slowing store traffic.
Gerry Weber to rebuild business model and cut jobs  (2018-06-15)
  German fashion house Gerry Weber has initiated a new performance programme to focus on digitisation and building a leaner businesses structure that will result in up to 150 job cuts.

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