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Supply Chain

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    Business delivery: LogisticsSubscription

    With delivery prices rising across the board, fashion retailers and carriers alike will have to look for new ways to work together to keep costs down.

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    Bangladesh: 'Ethics' is not a dirty wordSubscription

    It is impossible for the images coming out of Bangladesh in the past few weeks not to leave their impact and, in discussing the business response to the tragedy, we must not lose sight of the fact that people have lost their lives because sufficient precautions were not taken.

  • Disaster: more than 400 lives were lost in the Rana Plaza collapse. The factory was being used by Primark and Mango

    Fashion’s moral crisis in BangladeshSubscription

    The latest disaster to hit factory workers in Bangladesh has put the UK fashion sector’s supply policies back in the spotlight.

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    Setting up a lean fulfilment operation Subscription

    When you set up an e-tail business, making sure your back of house operation is a smooth, well-oiled machine may not seem like the most obvious priority.

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    Don’t throw money in the bin: minimise packaging wasteSubscription

    Packaging is a must have item for any retailer but it’s also an expense – albeit a necessary one. Packaging can cost retailers dearly in landfill tax and collection charges and excess waste can also damage a brand’s green credentials, so what can be done to minimise it?

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    Making returns easier Subscription

    Returns are a real headache for almost all online retailers, with some analysts quoting a return rate of 30%, so why on earth would any businesses want to make returning goods easier?

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    Return ticketSubscription

    As rising labour costs make manufacturing in the Far East more expensive, some retailers and brands are heading back to Europe.

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    Does your postal packaging damage your brand? Subscription

    Postal packaging has the potential to be a fantastic marketing tool for online retailers, but it’s one which is underutilised by many brands.

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    Fighting a rising tideSubscription

    Fluctuating freight rates are forcing a rethink of how businesses ship products from the Far East to Europe.

  • East's buying manager Vickie El-Rayyes talks to Drapers about the womenswear chain's buying strategy and about how she's pleased to see manufacturing return to the UK

    Close-Up Preview: Q&A with East buying manager Vickie El-RayyesSubscription

    Drapers gives you an exclusive sneak peak of our Close-Up interview with East buying manager Vickie El-Rayyes, ahead of the full interview in this weekend’s edition