Pink bollworm strikes cotton crop in Maharashtra, India

According to the official, an economic threshold is the insect’s population level or extent of crop damage at which the value of the crop destroyed exceeds the cost of controlling the pest. The crossing of the threshold means that a sizable amount of the crop may be lost to the pest. State Agriculture Commissioner Sacchindra … More Pink bollworm strikes cotton crop in Maharashtra, India

Li & Fung Announces 2018 Interim Results

Exceeded Three-Year Plan targets in 2017, but 2018 is challenging due to continued destocking, store closures and bankruptcies Profit attributable to shareholders (like-for-like) down 19% Divestment of Product Verticals brought in US$1.1 billion of cash Trade war has minimal impact on our business and mitigated by our 50+ countries of production Announced an aggressive plan … More Li & Fung Announces 2018 Interim Results

Queensland leads charge as retail spending soars across Australia

By guest author Tony Moore, a senior reporter at the Brisbane Times Queenslanders are leading a spending boom as Australians open their wallets – or, more accurately, “flash their plastic” – on cars, holidays, hotels, motels and retail goods at the highest level in four years. Queenslanders are now spending more at retail stores than … More Queensland leads charge as retail spending soars across Australia

House of Fraser’s logistics firm reopens warehouses

House of Fraser’s distribution centres in Wellingborough and Milton Keynes have re-opened today after weeks of uncertainty over the future of the embattled retailer, according to a report by Drapers. The department store took its website offline on August 15 after falling into a dispute with XPO Logistics, who own and operate House of Fraser’s … More House of Fraser’s logistics firm reopens warehouses

Adidas enlists Billie Jean King to help stop New York girls dropping out of sport

Adidas has enlisted the help of tennis legend Billie Jean King to help keep teen girls in sport after they leave school, as part of its ‘Here to Create Change’ campaign. Based on the insight than in NYC alone, girls are more than two-times likely to drop out of sport than boys their age, the … More Adidas enlists Billie Jean King to help stop New York girls dropping out of sport