How the US 25 percent trade tariff increase could hit EU and UK fashion
The United States announced recently that it would apply a tariff increase of 25 percent on goods from three European countries, as well as the United Kingdom, Turkey and India. The measure was soon suspended to allow for international negotiations to proceed. The 25 percent tariff increase was announced in response to the EU’s decision to apply...
Jun. 9, 2021
Is China altering the future shopping experience?
"China is a huge laboratory for innovation," says retail expert Angela Wang, "and in this laboratory everything found on the phones of the people instead." Five hundred million Chinese consumers - the equivalent along the total population of the United States, Britain and Germany - buy regularly on mobile platforms, even in stationary shops....
Jan. 15, 2020
Retail Trends for 2020
Make your consumers where they are and the way they want to be addressed 2020th Of educational platforms in stores, to on-demand Styling - The retail sector will change in the next 10 years than in the last 1000 years. Here five technologies are presented, which is the way we shop change.
Jan. 3, 2020
Alibaba's Ma says 1m US jobs pledge thwarted by trade row
Alibaba founder Jack Ma said his ambitious pledge to create one million jobs in the US had been scuppered by the trade row between Beijing and Washington, Chinese state news reported Thursday. The billionaire owner of China's largest online shopping portal made the headline-grabbing promise to Donald Trump last year, as Beijing courted the...
Sep. 20, 2018
As trade war rages, Trump flags fly out of China factory
As theChina-US trade war rages, a factory set amid corn and mulberry fields in central China stitches together US and "Trump 2020" flags -- and business is good. The US and China have slapped tariffs on billions of dollars worth of each other's goods, but there is little evidence of the dispute at the Jiahao Flag Company in Anhui province....
Jul. 16, 2018
What does the US and China trade war mean for fashion?
The US has announced a trade war on China. Should those in Europe or the rest of the world care? The answer is a deciding yes. For luxury companies, who have a global supply chain that is widely spread across international markets, any barriers to the movement of goods could be detrimental. On a consumer level, think about the jeans and t-shirts...
Jul. 6, 2018
TPP: who profits, who does not
The Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP) that was recently formed between the USA and eleven Pacific states - Canada, Chile, Mexico and Peru on one hand and New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Vietnam on the other - aims to remove trade barriers and to set common standards. Non-members like the EU are more than a bit alarmed...
Oct. 20, 2015