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Petrol price at 4-year high: Public blames govt; Jaitley ignored warning? Diesel prices at record high of Rs 61.74 per litre, petrol crosses Rs 71 Time to enforce a cost-plus pricing formula for petrol and diesel As global crude rallies, petrol prices in Delhi hit 3-year high of Rs 71 Govt asks oil retailers not ...
The garment industry, since the beginning, has relied on some form of the piece-rate system--I'm going to give you so many cents per operation [a.k.a., a piece-work wage system that pays workers based on how many actual items they produce, or actions they complete toward the completion of an item]. Disaster

After Rana Plaza, two campaigns of inspections and remediations sought to reform much of Bangladesh's garment industry. Five years after the collapse, as these agreements, which center on the economic leverage held by international brands, reach their deadlines, they too have made many ... garment factory
Rana Plaza may have been the most deadly garment factory collapse in the history of Bangladesh, but it was not the first. On April 11, 2005, the seven-storey Spectrum garment factory came down at Palashbari in Ashulia. As many as 63 workers were killed and 84 were injured, while two are ...
The garment and footwear industry continues to play a pivotal role in Cambodia's economy, accounting for over 70 percent of exports. However, it is increasingly coming under pressure, facing challenges from inside the country and abroad, including higher salaries, a low level of productivity and ...
Amazon might have the upper hand in general merchandise, but it looks like Macy's has beat out the e-tail giant to become the top online clothing retailer in the country, according to a study by digital marketing research firm SimilarWeb. Analyzing digital brands' performances on desktop and mobile in ...

Stores are beginning to conform to shoppers' needs and wants. Express' New York shop on Madison Avenue, serving as a prototype for future expansion plans, has been decked with phone chargers, digital styling screens, lounges, and will hold events every month inspiring young entrepreneurs.
After years working in a Phnom Penh garment factory, where she made little money and had to ask permission to go to the bathroom, Hab Saly returned home to start her own sewing workshop and help other women escape the lonely, grinding life of a factory worker.
However, last year a garment factory operated by Pan-Pacific International Company, which produces for GAP, Old Navy and O'Neill, caught fire and caused 720 million kyats ($527,000) in damages. The fire broke out after 4 a.m. and luckily no workers were injured or killed. The factory's general manager, ...
However, last year a garment factory operated by Pan-Pacific International Company, which produces for GAP, Old Navy and O'Neill, caught fire and caused 720 million kyats ($527,000) in damages. The fire broke out after 4 a.m. and luckily no workers were injured or killed. The factory's general ...
The pop-up shop is located next to Arhaus Furniture. | Courtesy of All for Men Threads. Spring is here, and clothing retail shops catering to the Kentucky Derby season are popping up all over. Locally based online retailer All for Men Threads is the latest; it has opened a temporary shop in Mall St. Matthews, ...
Ann Sothida has come a long way, from a garment factory worker earning $50 a month to the country director of a multinational Fortune 500 real estate firm. From her plush office on the 9th floor of Phnom Penh Tower, Ann Sothida has a view up Monivong Boulevard to the gleaming steel and glass towers ...
Over the past decade, there has been a much stronger focus on the actions that third parties and suppliers based in developing countries take on behalf of the multinational companies they are commissioned by. Very often, these locally based operators are blamed for many of the corrupt, unethical—and ...
Honey Baked Ham CEO to become CEO of women's clothing retailer J.Jill. Email; Share · Share · Tweet · Save · Print · Order Reprints. Email; Facebook · LinkedIn · Twitter · Save. More. Email; Facebook · LinkedIn · Twitter · Save. By David Allison – Editor, Atlanta Business Chronicle. Mar 27, 2018, 11:38am ...
Clothing retailer Zara plans to introduce augmented reality (AR) displays into 120 stores beginning in April, Reuters reported on Tuesday—the latest effort for a brick and mortar retailer to use technology to draw in millennial shoppers and compete with online retail giants like Amazon. Zara's AR displays will ...
Rising temperatures and more frequent flooding events are likely to increase with climate change, and in Bangladesh, this will affect the lives of the 4 million people working in the garment industry. These employees are disproportionately women, which is one reason why empowering women to lead on ...
Scheduled to open in September, Kids Cavern will occupy almost 15,000 sq ft. It will host a range of brands including Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Kenzo Kids, Roberto Cavalli Junior, Armani Junior, Hugo Boss, Canada Goose, and Moncler. The store will also include a soda bar, iPad stations and ...

logo-pinklily_1509747030__69349.original BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Feb. 22, 2018) — The Pink Lily Boutique announced today plans to double the footprint of their state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Bowling Green's South Central Kentucky Industrial Park to more than 50,000 s.f. of office and industrial ...
A slice of downtown real estate was the perfect fit for a custom menswear store. Boston-based Blank Label opened Monday at Market Center downtown. The 1,900-square-foot space at 1360 17th St., Suite 102, is the company's first walk-up retail store. Store manager Connor Lees helped launch the ...
Major garment industry hauler says crackdown ensnaring legal trucks ... The government's strict enforcement efforts against oversized trucks are starting to ensnare legal trucks at checkpoints, further hampering the time-sensitive garment industry, according to the head of the country's largest trucking ...
With the tagline "Born in the Pacific Northwest. Raised in dirt. Runway ready." online apparel retailer LumberUnion has planted roots in its hometown of Seattle. CEO Anthony Bergin opened the company's first-ever permanent physical store this month in Pacific Place, following the common trend of ...
A women's retailer will open a store location at The Greene Town Center in July. Dry Goods, a clothing brand for women owned by Von Maur, will open a new store at The Greene during the summer. Owned by department store chain Von Maur, Dry Goods is a “new generation of stores” created for young ...
The Hixson area will see a new restaurant and clothing retailer as a developer remakes a closed Kmart store on Highway 153 into a $14 million shopping center. Texas Roadhouse plans to open an eatery this summer on an outparcel of the former Kmart parking lot near Northpointe Boulevard, said ...
TAIPEI - Major Japanese clothing retailer Shimamura Co. will soon expand into online sales in Taiwan to better meet the needs of young consumers and improve sales in the already robust market. Its local unit plans to open an e-commerce channel on Taiwan's two major online shopping sites -- ...
It's considered the worst garment industry accident of all time: An eight-story building housing several garment factories and a shopping center called Rana Plaza collapsed five years ago in Bangladesh, killing more than 1,000 workers and injuring more than 2,500. Officials discovered the top four floors ...
In the garment industry, stories about workers who barely eke out an existence on “starvation wages” are legion: Factory workers in New Delhi often describe living in makeshift hovels “barely fit for animals.” A young woman from Myanmar might wrestle with the decision to feed her children or send them to ...
A women's retailer will open a store location at The Greene Town Center in July. Dry Goods, a clothing brand for women owned by Von Maur, will open a new store at The Greene during the summer. Owned by department store chain Von Maur, Dry Goods is a “new generation of stores” created for young ...
Related Cos. has added a boutique clothing retailer to its Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards. Dallas-based Forty Five Ten has signed on for a 16K SF lease within the retail portion of Related's Hudson Yards megadevelopment, the sixth location for the company and first in New York. The space will be ...
The Better Work initiative has launched a new five-year strategy to enhance gender equality in the garment industry. The new strategy aims to promote women's economic empowerment through targeted initiatives in apparel factories and by strengthening policies and practices at the national, regional and ...
... restaurant and clothing retailer as a developer remakes a closed Kmart store on Highway 153 into a $14 million shopping center. Texas Roadhouse plans to open an eatery this summer on an outparcel of the former Kmart parking lot near Northpointe Boulevard, said Chattanooga developer Bassam Issa.
Representative image of garment industry workers in Bengaluru. Credit: Reuters. New Delhi: Language barriers, poor living conditions, restrictions on movement and low pay, often below the minimum wage, are some of the problems plaguing migrant workers in Bengaluru's garment factories, a new report ...
PPT Preturi Pentru Tine, the largest Romanian retailer of clothing, footwear and accessories, has appointed Pole Lech Przemieniecki as its new CEO. In the past 8 years, he was CEO, President of the Management Board and Executive Vice-president of Polish group TXM, a retailer which operates over 350 ...
In a sign of both the changing nature of retail and the epidemic that seems to have gripped the sector, Amazon will very likely surpass Macy's to become the largest US retailer of clothing this year. The truth is Amazon might already be the largest, but it does not disclose an exact figure. Analysts say clothing ...
The New Albany, Ohio-based clothing retailer has launched the abercrombie kids Everybody Collection, which is available in stores and online. The first collection features 25 styles, including tops, bottoms and accessories. » MUST-READ BUSINESS NEWS: Amazon raises price of Amazon Prime monthly ...
The director of Gawon Apparel Co, Ltd has sued the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers' Democratic Union (C.CAWDU) for not following a court decision and has asked the Minister of Labour to take action to open the gates of the factory. Chha Kbong Hy, 49, the director of Gawon Apparel in Kandal ...
... said Primark's strong end to 2017 in the UK, after 10% total domestic growth in its previous financial year, meant it was likely to overtake Next. Primark holds a 6.9% share of the clothing market by value, compared with Next at 7.1%. Marks & Spencer remains the UK's biggest clothing retailer with an 8.1% ...
Kids' clothing retailer to close at Great Northern Mall. Updated January 17, 2018 at 2:16 PM ; Posted January 17, 2018 at 10:22 AM. Great Northern Mall opened in 1988 at the northeast corner of Route 31 and Interstate 481 in Clay. (Rick Moriarty / rmoriarty@syracuse.com). Comment. 0 shares. By Elizabeth Doran.
New clothing retailer aimed at families to open in Sangertown mall. Photo courtesy of forever21.com/F21Red. A new clothing retailer focused on families and affordable prices will be opening in Sangertown Square mall this year. Posted: Jan. 16, 2018 4:06 PM. Updated: Jan. 16, 2018 4:06 PM. Posted By: WKTV. AddThis ...
The factory life depicted in “Bitter Money” often resembles a steady drift into desperation. courtesy Icarus Films. In recent years, the documentary-cinema boom that permeated China in the Nineties and Aughts has slowed down. With media-making tools now available to more people than ever, and the ...
New clothing retailer aimed at families to open in Sangertown mall. Photo courtesy of forever21.com/F21Red. A new clothing retailer focused on families and affordable prices will be opening in Sangertown Square mall this year. Posted: Jan. 16, 2018 4:06 PM. Updated: Jan. 16, 2018 4:06 PM. Posted By: WKTV. AddThis ...
In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Kailash Lalpuria, ED of Indo Count Industries and Ganesh Kumar Gupta, President of Federation of Indian Export Organisations spoke at length about the garment industry trends. Gupta said that the garment industry is weak because of duties levied by developed countries.
The Ministry of Education is to expand literacy classes for garment workers to more than 12 provinces where factories are located this year, with more classes planed for the whole nation by 2020. Kouch Kou Lumor, head of the ministry's non-formal education department, said last week that literacy ...
A few years ago, optimistic observers believed that by 2020 the Myanmar garment industry would employ 1.5m people and generate US$10-12bn in exports. With this date now looming, such performance seems out of the question. Even attaining these figures in 2024, the new target date, seems overly ...
Gawon Apparel factory in Kandal province's Takhmao town has fired nearly 600 staff for breaching a court warrant ordering them to go back to work after months of protest. Prak Chanthorn, an official with the Coalition of Cambodia Apparel Worker's Democratic Union, said yesterday that the names of 588 ...
Currently, the vast majority of garment factories operate under the Cut-Make-Pack (CMP) system, under which foreign buyers pay contracting fees to a garment factory in Myanmar to carry out labour-intensive tasks at a low cost. These include cutting fabric, sewing garments together and then packing the ...
Investigations in Southern California by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) have found $1.6 million in back wages and liquidated damages due to 1,377 garment industry employees since January. Those amounts resulted from violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) found in 94 percent of 129 ...
The clothing retailer announced its plans to close 39 stores by the end of January, about 6 percent of its total amount of stores. The company, which also owns Madewell stores, announced a total of 50 stores were expected to close during fiscal 2017. The company closed 11 stores in the first three fiscal ...
NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) - A retail brand based in New York City is giving new meaning to "family business." Every member of the Faherty family is involved in Faherty, even 1-and-a-half-year-old Ava who appears in their catalogs. This clothing company with a beachy vibe is for men and women. It even ...
The garment industry is facing a number of challenging issues from renewing the East Coast ports' labor contract to e-commerce. Foremost is the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) among 26 trade associations of shippers, consignees and drayage providers petitioning the Federal ...
My dad was a doctor, and when I was 6, my family moved from the center of the garment industry, New York City, to North Carolina, America's garment manufacturing state. The first time I got an inkling as to what the clothing industry was all about was when my little sister Claudia took a sewing class at the ...


 

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