In Italy, they call Max Mara, Il Gigante Silenzioso, or the Silent Giant: a 1.558 billion-euro fashion house, founded by Achille Maramotti, and still in his family, combining critical acclaim with commercial growth.
EU anti-fraud investigators suspect Greece and Hungary may have become the main EU centres of a multi-million-euro scam involving imports of Chinese clothing and footwear via the infrastructure of China’s new Silk Road.
British shoppers ramped up their spending in May after a snowbound start to the year, two surveys showed on Tuesday, the latest suggestion that the overall economy is recovering from its early 2018 slowdown.
French retailer Carrefour, which opened its first high-tech store in Shanghai last month in partnership with tech giant Tencent, sees China as the ideal location to develop new methods for attracting shoppers.
Global shipments of wearables grew 1.2% in Q1 2018 – snail’s pace progress when compared to the 18% growth reported this time last year –, as consumer preference shifts toward smarter devices and products diversify.
Abercrombie & Fitch and Sean “Diddy” Combs’ clothing were among companies sourcing from Bangladesh that had failed to sign a new accord for the safety of millions of factory workers as it took effect on Friday.
The UK arm of Amazon has been accused of “terrible conditions” at its warehouses after an investigation by trade union GMB claims to have revealed an elevated number of ambulance callouts, amongst other incidents.