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Not so fast! Supply bottlenecks strain fashion chains

Supply bottlenecks, slower product deliveries and higher freight and labour costs risk shifting the fast fashion industr...

Pinterest launches new ad features to drive shopping

The feature will make it easier for advertisers to have video ads, which can be time-consuming to produce.

Colosseum kits and plastic flowers help Lego’s earnings double

Toymaker Lego doubled its earnings in the first six months of the year as customers flocked to its reopened stores to bu...

Luxury group Kering to ditch fur completely

The decision comes four years after its star label Gucci announced it would forego fur.

Asos ties exec pay to new environmental goals

Joining a growing list of fast-fashion companies to open up its supply chain for external scrutiny, Asos set out targets...

Miniso to double US stores, add NY ‘flagship’ as mall rents fall

Miniso's US presence will still be dwarfed by giant low-price retailers like Dollar Tree, as well as its own home Chines...

Amazon CEO unveils 55,000 tech jobs in first hiring push under his watch

That’s equal to more than a third of Google’s headcount as of June 30, and close to all of Facebook’s.

Retailers agree to extend Bangladeshi garment workers’ safety pact

The original agreement, known as the Bangladesh Accord, was due to expire on Aug 31.

Square to buy Afterpay for $39 billion as buy now, pay later booms

Afterpay has been the bellwether of the niche online payments sector which burst into the mainstream last year.

EU gives Google 2 months to improve hotel, flight search results

The latest grievance centres on the prices on its services Google Flights and Google Hotels.

China sales help Armani bounce back from pandemic

Luxury goods sales around the world fell sharply last year for the first time in years.

Insight: How stranded and shattered seafarers threaten global supply lines

"I've seen grown men cry," says Captain Tejinder Singh, who hasn't set foot on dry land in more than seven months and is...

Xiaomi trumps Apple to become world’s No. 2 smartphone maker – Canalys

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp overtook Apple Inc in the second quarter to become the world's No. 2 smartphone mak...
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France investigates Zara, Uniqlo for concealing crimes against humanity

French prosecutors have opened an investigation into four fashion retailers suspected of concealing crimes against human...

Apple banks on physical stores as economies reopen, retail chief says

For Apple, the answer is keeping what helped it through the pandemic, and doubling down on its pre-pandemic strategy of ...

Netflix and shop: Online store offers limited-edition merchandise

Merchandise in the online shop will be "carefully selected high-quality apparel and lifestyle products," the company sai...

Amazon launches Pharmacy subscription offer in US

Customers can pay as low as $1 per month for select medications, including drugs to treat diabetes and blood pressure, a...

Amazon, Facebook targeted by historic G7 deal

Hundreds of billions of dollars could flow into cash-strapped governments by a minimum global corporate tax rate.

Etsy to buy fashion reseller Depop in push for younger consumers

Etsy Inc said on Wednesday it would acquire Gen-Z focused fashion reseller Depop for $1.63 billion

Zara, Anthropologie accused of cultural appropriation by Mexico

The Ministry of Culture says Zara, owned by Inditex, the world's largest clothing retailer, used a pattern distinctive t...