British luxury brand’s shares are overpriced given risks to its turnaround plan By guest author Carol Ryan from Wall Street Journal It is not an easy time for companies that depend on selling expensive products to Chinese consumers. Trench-coat maker Burberry is particularly exposed to the chill winds blowing from Asia, even by the China-centric … More Burberry is down at heel without China
To further expand its position as a global supplier of engineering plastics, BASF signed an agreement with Solvay in September 2017 on the acquisition of Solvay’s integrated polyamide business. In January 2019, the EU Commission approved the acquisition subject to certain conditions, including the divestiture of Solvay’s polyamide 6.6 production facilities in Europe. On August … More BASF, Solvay and Domo Chemicals reach agreement on acquisition of Solvay’s polyamide business
By guest author Mary Wickison on owlcation A solution to a Problem It is almost unthinkable to imagine the history of the USA without thinking about the cotton fields of the southern states. The country was built on crops such as wheat, cotton, oats and corn. The images of cotton pickers dragging their long sacks … More The many Ways we use Cottonseeds
Finnish Infinited Fiber Company has received its largest single investment to date from the Singapore-based industrial group RGE. The Finnish start-up will use the funding to advance its innovative fibre solutions technology that turns textile waste and other pulp-based material into new textile fibre. RGE joins previous investors, including H&M, Virala and Fortum, to scale … More Infinited Fiber granted largest single investment for sustainable fibre solutions technology
By guest author Elias Jahshan from Retail Gazette Harpenne is a separate brand to River Island – aimed at a different demographic. It is starting as an online-only brand sold through its own website and on Next Labels. We have created a brand that is less about age and more about attitude. We are not … More How will Harpenne fit in with River Island?