Garment makers in nine countries spanning Asia, the Middle East and North Africa have banded together to demand better contract terms from global clothing retailers, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.
Marks & Spencer food boss Stuart Machin is understood to be a front-runner to take up the vacant chief executive post at supermarket giant Asda, following the announced departure of Roger Burnley last week.
Britain's Marks & Spencer said on Thursday it would launch a wave of guest clothing brands on its website this spring, including Hobbs, White Stuff, Joules and Sloggi, in bid to accelerate online growth.
First, John Lewis unveiled plans to convert part of its Oxford Street, London flagship into office space. And now M&S is doing the same. It wants to convert the upper floors of its Oxford Street site near Marble Arch.
Britain's biggest sportswear retailer JD Sports Fashion is likely to build a distribution centre within the European Union and create around 1,000 jobs there to avoid paying post-Brexit tariffs, its chairman said.