Rewriting the rules of pass the parcelSubscription
Etailers are reconsidering their long-term delivery options following the Royal Mail strikes, as rival cariiers ramp up their services.
Workers can fight for their own rightsSubscription
Audits of suppliers’ factories are failing to protect workers’ rights, so concerned retailers are looking to encourage the creation of trade unions to prevent exploitation
Signed, sealed, deliveredSubscription
‘Sorry we missed you’ cards are a familiar sight on the doormats of online shoppers, but major developments in delivery services should mean more parcels arrive first time
With Brazil and India’s emerging economies and even the UK returning - albeit slowly - to its manufacturing roots, China could run the risk of losing its sourcing crown
Make the right movesSubscription
With logistics costs continuing to rise and the economic outlook uncertain, brands and retailers can keep their balance sheets healthy by making supply chain efficiencies
Introduction to Supply Chain FocusSubscription
During the not-so-distant economic boom period, few people would have pictured today’s half-empty freight carriers ferrying merchandise from China to UK stores, not to mention the recent steep rise in freight costs.
Sourcing to 2015: how will the rules change? Subscription
The impact of the recession is a major focus for the world’s garment producers, but other factors will determine global sourcing by 2015. Mike Flanagan of sourcing information firm Clothesource reports for WGSN
Christmas trading: Cleared for take-offSubscription
The challenge of matching Christmas 2009’s strong like-for-like sales and contending with the looming VAT rise means retailers must take extra care when planning their seasonal stock and pricing levels
The managing director of silk wholesaler Biddle Sawyer Silks tells Marie Davies why demand for the luxury fabric is booming.
Road to successSubscription
Retailers and carrier companies have learnt from last year’s Christmas chaos caused by snow, so this year they plan on doing things differently.