Bain’s Edcon Brings in Brands to Compete in South Africa

Edcon brings international brands such as Topshop to South Africa | Source: Shutterstock

Edcon Holdings Ltd. is turning to international brands such as Topshop and Tom Tailor as South Africa’s biggest clothing retailer seeks to restore profit seven years after being acquired in a leveraged buyout.

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Op-Ed | Preventing Another Rana Plaza

Rana Plaza collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh | Source: Flickr

In the wake of Rana Plaza, it’s clear that voluntary self-inspection of garment factories by brands and retailers is not enough to avoid terrible human tragedy. Workplace health and safety standards must be set and enforced by the workers themselves, argues Tansy E Hoskins.

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On Fleeting Hong Kong Trips, Chinese Make Frugal Fashionable

Source: Reuters

HONG KONG, China — Armed with empty suitcases and same-day return tickets, an army of mainland Chinese is descending on suburban outlet shopping malls and international fashion chains in Hong Kong, turning cheap into the new chic as luxury falls out of favour.

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British Retailers Asos, Boden and TopShop Tap U.S. Market For Growth

Topshop Spring/Summer 2013 | Source: Topshop

LONDON, United Kingdom — On the heels of Downton Abbey’s success on American television, British retailers are banking on a love of all things English to expand their business in the world’s biggest apparel market. Leading the British invasion are Asos Plc, TopShop, Boden, Jack Wills Ltd., and Superdry.

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