Bangladesh Garment Industry Remembers Rana Plaza

Trade organizations and workers gathered Friday in memoriam, tears melting into the dusty site of the eight-story building that collapsed two years ago, and where a gaping space remains.

– April 26, 2015


Prabal Gurung’s Plea for Nepal

Within hours of Saturday's 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck that struck Kathmandu, Nepalese-born Prabal Gurung started reaching out to his scores of social media followers and business contacts.

– April 25, 2015


India’s Paytm Adds Mobile Marketplace App for E-merchants

Paytm, an Indian online payments platform backed by China's Alibaba, is pushing deeper into India's booming e-commerce industry with a zero-commission mobile app.

– April 24, 2015

CRP, Bangladesh


Bangladesh Remembers Rana Plaza, Two Years On

These last 24 months in Dhaka have been a prime example of the gamut that emotions can run. From horror — as the eight-story Rana Plaza collapsed on April 24, 2013, killing 1,135 garment workers — to helplessness, to suffering, to collective action, to planning, to correction and everything in between.

– April 24, 2015


Retail Apparel, Luxury Segments See M&A Activity Decline

While mergers and acquisitions activity in the global consumer sector is on fire, retail apparel cools.

– April 23, 2015


Kao Q1 Net Slides on Taxes, High Base

The beauty and personal care company saw its earnings plummet more than 50 percent on a revision of Japan’s tax system and a high base from the year earlier period.

– April 23, 2015

Retail Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Attended by 800 guests, the Website was celebrating a milestone few luxury e-commerce outlets in China can boast.

– April 22, 2015

The Markets

Jill Tucker Talks About Cambodia’s Sourcing Challenge

Between October 2011 and December 2014, Jill Tucker worked as chief technical adviser to the International Labour Organization’s Better Factories Cambodia program.

– April 21, 2015


Uniqlo Launches Footwear

The Fast Retailing-controlled chain has already started selling two sneaker models- one slip-on variety and one lace-up type.

– April 21, 2015


Gold Jewelers Bet on Indian Festival to Spur Demand

Indian jewelers are banking on what’s considered one of the most auspicious days for gold buying to spur demand.

– April 21, 2015