Apparel makers in cyclone-hit Bangladesh consider rare, expensive airlifts for exports

The crunch could disrupt summer clothes supplies for retailers such as Walmart, Gap Inc, H&M, VF Corp, Zara and American Eagle Outfitters, some of Bangladesh’s largest export customers.Cyclone Mocha, one of the strongest storms to hit the region in years, made landfall in neighbouring Myanmar over the weekend, but left a trail of destruction that also has delayed businesses’ return to normal in…

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Nike sues New Balance, Skechers for patent infringement over sneaker technology

The lawsuits said that several New Balance athletic shoes and Skechers sneakers misuse Nike’s patented “Flyknit” technology for running, soccer and basketball shoes.Nike has previously sued Adidas, Puma and Lululemon for infringing Flyknit patents. Adidas and Puma have settled their lawsuits, while Nike’s case against Lululemon is still ongoing.คำพูดจาก Read more

Philadelphia passes law banning completely cashless businesses

The bill proposing the law was introduced by Philadelphia City Councilman William Greenlee last fall. In a taped interview with Yahoo Finance, the councilman explained that while paying with a credit or debit card is an obvious convenience to many, cash remains the most universally accessible form of payment.In particular, Greenlee said he was concerned that cashless businesses excluded city re…

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New York attorney general sues Amazon over Covid-19 shortfalls

In a complaint filed in a New York state court in Manhattan, James said Amazon’s drive for faster growth and higher profits led to its “flagrant disregard” of steps needed to protect workers from the coronavirus at a Staten Island fulfillment center and a Queens distribution center, both in New York City.James also accused Amazon of illegally retaliating when employees began to complain, …

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Singapore to ban sale of elephant ivory from 2021

The announcement on World Elephant Day followed two years of consultations with non-government groups, ivory retailers and the public.Authorities in the city-state made their largest ever seizure of smuggled ivory last month, impounding a haul of nearly nine tonnes of contraband tusks from an estimated 300 African elephants valued at $12.9 million.คำพูดจาก Read more

Sustainable footwear brand Vivobarefoot gets B Corp status

Having B Corp status guarantees that the business is adhering to the highest standards of social, fiscal and environmental accountability.Vivobarefoot, which has recently launched the world’s first footwear re-commerce site, said the certification will be used to drive change in the way shoe businesses operate. 

Co-founder and CEO Galahad Clark said: “Our industry is full of corporat…

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UK retailers expect sustainability to take several years, prices could rise

Exactly two-thirds of retailers says three years is the bare minimum time they need to transform their operations and products to be sustainable, according to a survey conducted by the organiser of Pure London and Spring and Autumn Fair, ITE Group. It spoke to almost 1,900 UK retailers of all sizes and found that 73% have already made changes to head towards a more sustainable future. while re…

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UK government delays packaging reforms until 2025

Expected to come into law from October 2024, the shift in timing comes “in light of the pressure facing consumers and businesses in the current economic context”, an official statement from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (EPR) and environment minister Rebecca Pow and citing “extensive engagement with industry”.It’s also perhaps no coincidence that it comes just aft…

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Workers go on strike at Amazon delivery site in Italy amid coronavirus

A company representative told Reuters activity at Amazon’s site in Calenzano, near Florence, was not affected and said it had already cut deliveries and stepped up safety measures to protect both its direct employees and independent couriers.Around 300 people work at the site, more than two-thirds of them independent couriers delivering parcels for the world’s largest online retailer.


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