Disruptions caused by COVID-19 is inducing 57 per cent textile and apparel organizations to diversify their sourcing away from Asian countries like China, Vietnam and Bangladesh, says the Supply Chain Resilience Report 2020 by BCI. Many apparel companies plan to shorten their supply chains due to the pandemic... Read more
In April’20, the Lithuanian Association of Clothing and Textile Companies (LATIA) predicted one third of its clothing and textile companies would go bankrupt and a quarter of people would lose their jobs. The association welcomed the government’s post-quarantine assistance measures, in particular ... Read more
As the pandemic has incapacitated Chinese high-end shoppers, luxury players like Balenciaga and Montblanc are rethinking their strategies to reach these consumers in Mainland China. Earlier, around two-thirds of Chinese consumers shopped for luxury goods overseas, says consultancy Bain & Co. This shopping... Read more
COVID-19 is drastically altering relations between brands and retailers. With fear of bankruptcies and subsequent non-payment looming over them, factories are choosing their retail partners with due diligence and emphasizing on a strategic partnership.
As Peter Maerevoet, Global Chief Financial Officer and S... Read more
COVID-19 forced investors across the world to go into ‘life-raft’ mode and shore up their businesses. However now, investors are reconnecting with potential partners leading to some significant deals in the last few months. Some of the most significant deals that were cracked recently include KKR&... Read more