It was a disappointing week for fashion at John Lewis in the seven days to September 2 but, to be honest, it looked like a disappointing period for most categories it sells as it saw its total sales falling for once.
As Boden, the mass-premium brand beloved of the British middle classes, gets ready to open a high-profile high street store (on the King’s Road in London), the company has reported yet another strong year of trading.
UK retail sales were surprisingly strong last month, the BRC-KPMG sales monitor showed, as online and back-to-school sales rose, while new-in product got shoppers spending. But the BRC's head warned of gloom to come.
With the push for contactless payments -- via fingerprint or retina scan -- the Chinese giant has now implemented its 'Smile to Pay' concept in China, through the facial recognition tool of its subsidiary Ant Financial.
Taiwan’s textile exports demonstrated sound recovery signals in July amid improving industry sentiment, according to the Taiwan Textile Federation, which offered a positive outlook for the remaining months this year.
Japan and the United States are mulling over a proposal to include export restrictions on North Korean textile products in a new UN Security Council sanctions resolution, a Japanese news agency reported recently.