Swissmem: The war in the Ukraine clould hamper the up-swing of the Swiss MEM industry

The course of business of the Swiss machinery, electro and metal Industry (MEM-Industry) has in the last year developed very favourable. In comparison to 2020 order intake was increasing 26.5 %, turnovers by 10.4 % and Exports by 12.7 %. Without the difficulties of the supply chains turnovers and exports would have been even better. … More Swissmem: The war in the Ukraine clould hamper the up-swing of the Swiss MEM industry

Asda strike looms as thousands of warehouse staff reject pay deal

An Asda strike has moved closer after thousands of distribution staff turned down a pay deal The grocer offered base rate increases to warehouse and clerical staff ranging from 4.98 % to 6.10 % and 6.49 % to 7.53 % for transport staff By guest author Georgia Wright from Retail Gazette. Asda is now closer … More Asda strike looms as thousands of warehouse staff reject pay deal

EU’s organic farming area reaches 14.7 million hectares

The area used for organic agricultural production in the EU continues to increase. It covered 14.7 million hectares in 2020, up from 9.5 million hectares in 2012, equivalent to a rise of 56 %. In 2020, the total organic area in the EU corresponded to 9.1 % of the total utilised agricultural area (UAA). Between … More EU’s organic farming area reaches 14.7 million hectares

BASF and Syngenta join forces with Arisa to address labor standards in the vegetable seeds sector in India

Four-year collaboration between multinational companies BASF and Syngenta with NGO Arisa aims to address minimum wage compliance and child labor issues in the vegetable seed sector 28 villages and approximately 500 suppliers in the Indian states of Maharashtra and Karnataka to benefit BASF, Syngenta, and Arisa joined hands in a multistakeholder collaboration called Wage Improvements … More BASF and Syngenta join forces with Arisa to address labor standards in the vegetable seeds sector in India

Coloreel and Hirsch Solutions expands partnership to meet increased demand on the US market

Coloreel, with its unique technology for digital dyeing of textile thread on-demand, expands partnership with US leading distributor of embroidery machines, Hirsch Solutions. Hirsch Solutions, Huntersville, North Carolina, is the leading distributor of embroidery machines and other decoration equipment on the US market, with a large network of high-end customers in the textile and decoration … More Coloreel and Hirsch Solutions expands partnership to meet increased demand on the US market

12th ITMF Corona-Survey

Business situation and expectation remain very favourable along the global textile value chain, In the 2nd half of January 2022, the ITMF conducted the 12th ITMF Corona-Survey among more than 270 companies around the world in all segments along the textile value chain. For the fifth time since May 2021, companies were asked the same … More 12th ITMF Corona-Survey