Labor is easily the largest input cost in the sourcing sector, and as workers, unions and some forward-thinking retailers increasingly seek living wages for labor, production costs have increased and margins continue to get squeezed.
The embattled Bangladeshi garment industry is under fire again.Read more
Convenience is often cited as the top reason why shoppers head online rather than in store. But for retailers, this shift results in a few inconvenient truths.Read more
Perry Ellis is expanding its global merchandise imprint.Read more
As promised, President Trump’s first executive order Monday will be to withdraw the United States from the Trans Pacific Partnership.Read more
Kate Spade has attracted a variety of suitors.Read more
If one thing was clear in President Trump’s inauguration speech Friday, it was that America will come first and the approach to trade will see a shake up.Read more
It is no doubt that robots will fuel retail’s future, but they may pose a risk to human employment.Read more