Britons seek Xmas gifts from trusted names, global shoppers will buy from UK – survey

Those are some of the conclusions of a new survey of 5,000 people across EMEA and APAC by Rakuten Marketing, which said that UK brands seem to be very popular among shoppers abroad. In fact, as many as 45% of international respondents said they’d make a purchase from the UK this Christmas season. Rakuten said that two-thirds of shoppers generally plan to consider buying gifts from overseas this time. And UK brands topped the popularity list for those who plan to shop across borders, especially those from Germany (60%), Singapore (49%) and Australia (44%).

And many consumers are looking at the luxury sector with 64% of European and APAC consumers looking to purchase gifts from luxury brands such as Hugo Boss, Chanel and Gucci. Rakuten didn’t say what type of purchase that woul…

China regulator warns e-commerce platforms to stop monopolistic practices

State news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday that China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) called more than 20 platforms to a meeting and urged them to stop a practice that requires merchants to sign exclusive cooperation agreements preventing them from selling products on rival platforms.The regulator’s move comes as Alibaba’s Tmall marketplace has in recent weeks been accused by a number of competitors and merchants of adopting such a practice, which is also known as “choosing one from two”.

Competition for shoppers among China’s top e-commerce platform has been heating up as the world’s second-largest economy grapples with a slowdown. Singles Day, the country’s biggest shopping event of the year, is also a very competitive event, with platforms …

European apparel and textiles exports up 7.9% and 5.6% in first nine months of 2023

“Last year, we witnessed a strong surge in [European] apparel imports in terms of value and volume, with product unit value increasing by 18.1%,” said Gildas Minvielle, director of the IFM’s Economic Observatory. “In 2023, the same no longer applies, as unit value has risen by only 2.6% in the January-September period,” he added.This trend is due to a 14% downturn of apparel imports in value, and a 16% one in volume, in the first nine months of the year. In 2023 as a whole, apparel imports are set to fall by 13% in volume compared to pre-pandemic figures, four years agoคำพูดจาก สล็อตเว็บตรง. While inflation is causing an illusory rise in imports value, which is set…

EU should press ahead with digital tax plans, France says

G20 finance ministers gave their support on Wednesday to extending until mid-2021 negotiations to update cross-border tax rules for the digital age after talks ground to a halt following the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, and in the face of reticence from Washington as the U.Sคำพูดจาก สล็อตเว็บตรง. presidential election neared.Le Maire said his U.S. counterpart Steven Mnuchin was opposed to OECD proposals on digital taxation, which aim to discourage U.S.-based tech giants like Google , Facebook and Amazon from legally shifting profits to low-tax countries like Ireland.

He added that a change of administration in Washington after the Novคำพูดจาก

French retailers warn strikes could spoil Christmas season

The strike, aimed at forcing President Emmanuel Macron to ditch a planned reform of state pensions, led to a drastically reduced service on trains, buses and the metro..The transport disruption is expected to continue over this weekend and into early next week.

“I had one client since this morning,” said Karine Barbe, 47, an employee in an embroidery shop in central Paris. “If the strike continues, clients are not going to come as there are no trains.The strikes, coming on the heels of the ‘yellow vest’ protests that started in November 2018, deal a new blow to retailers, said Francis Palombi, head of the French Federation of small retailers.“2019 was a very difficult year for retailers with revenue lossesคำพูดจาก

H&M shopworkers in Spain call for strikes in June – unions

The strikes, called by the CCOO and UGT trade unions, will take place on June 20, June 24 and June 26, dates that coincide with the first days of the sales season. Around 4,000 shop assistants will down tools for four hours on the first day of strikes, according to a statement issued by the two organisations.H&M did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the protests in Spain.

The planned protests followed several meetings between representatives of the two union groups with the fast fashion company over the last few months.”We have asked the company to improve wages and work conditions of the staff..คำพูดจาก สล็อตเว็บตรง. and after all these months, …

Italy’s fashion industry signs deal to build ties with Iran

The two countries signed an agreement during a two-day visit by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi with a delegation of business leaders to increase trade between Italy and Iran and reinforce industrial cooperation.The deal was signed by the National Textiles and Fashion Association Sistema Moda Italia (SMI), which represents a sector worth more than 52 billion euros (41 billion pounds) in revenues, and its Iranian counterpart the Tehran Garment Union (TGU).คำพูดจาก สล็อตเว็บตรง

It aims to cut red tape and make it easier for Italian companies to obtain the TGU licence required to operate in Iran.Some analysts estimate the oil-rich Islamic Republic of nearly 80 million p…

Jay-Z, Iconix settle lawsuits over licensing, alleged fraud

In a Wednesday regulatory filing, Iconix said it agreed to sell some intellectual property assets to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation LLC and membership interests in his Marcy Media Holdings LLC affiliate, in exchange for $15 million.Iconix said both sides also agreed to drop all claims against each other, without admitting wrongdoing or unlawful conduct.คำพูดจาก สล็อตเว็บตรง

Lawyers for Jay-Z and Roc Nation did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Jay-Z, 49, whose legal name is Shawn Carter, is worth $1 billion, a fortune he built through his music, Roc Nation, the streaming service Tidal, Armand de Brignac champagne, and investments such as Uber, Forbes magazine said.The …

Kidswear in spotlight as Sainsbury’s-Asda merger probe deepens

The merger, which GlobalData said could potentially create a general merchandise “powerhouse”, is the subject of a Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in-depth investigation and it will look at whether competition in the childrenswear market will be harmed by the combination of two of the UK’s ‘big four’ supermarket chains.Asda is a major force in kidswear via its George label and earlier this month GlobalData also said that it, along with rival Tesco, were major beneficiaries of back-to-school season spending. คำพูดจาก ทดลองใช้ สูตรสล็อต

And Sainsury’s Tu Clothing label is also growing fast with a major kidswear range as part of its offer.The proposed merger is p…

Long-term growth of Italian fashion sector not at risk from Coronavirus – report

The sector’s revenue is expected to rise to 80 billion euros ($87 billion or £67.14 billion) in 2021, from 71.7 billion in 2018คำพูดจาก สล็อตเว็บตรง. The calculation is based on the 173 Italian fashion companies that have a turnover above 100 million euros.”We expect a rebound after great fatigue in the first quarter and very likely also in the first semester due to the coronavirus. There will be a long tail when the situation stabilizes because there will be congested ports,” Prometeia senior partner Alessandra Lanza told reporters at an annual joint report with investment bank Mediobanca.คำพูดจาก ทดล…