Marks & Spencer to introduce artificial intelligence into stores

Related Keywords: checkout lines from stores in a challenge to Amazon’s automated shop, digital first retailer, digitally focused business, Marks & Spencer, Microsoft, retailer, shopping experience, store closures, UK retail industry

London
Summary: 
M&S announced a five-year transformation plan last year aimed at restoring the basics and changing it’s culture towards a speedy, leaner and more digitally focused business.

M&S announced a five-year transformation plan last year aimed at restoring the basics and changing it’s culture towards a speedy, leaner and more digitally focused business.

Mr Rowe previously condemned the retailer for having cumbersome and bureaucratic structures, and a store estate which is not “fit for the future”. However, the overhaul has proved aching for the business. M&S was criticised to its second straight year of falling profits in May as it afflicted a huge bill for store closures.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/06/21/marks-spencer-teams-microsoft-bring-artificial-intelligence/
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Apparel Textile Sourcing Show to make debut in Canada this August

Related Keywords: Apparel textile sourcing show, ATSC direct response to market demand, Canadian partners, Chinese suppliers eager to do business, connect with worlds major apparel and textile manufacturers, fills significant gap in Canadian market, first of its kind event for the nation, for Canadian apparel and textile importers, make debut in Canada, retailer

Toronto
Apparel Textile Sourcing Show to make debut in Canada this August
Summary: 
Canada will be providing an unprecedented platform for apparel and textile manufacturers across the globe by hosting the Apparel Textile Sourcing Show (ATSC) – a first-of-its-kind event for the nation.

Canada will be providing an unprecedented platform for apparel and textile manufacturers across the globe by hosting the Apparel Textile Sourcing Show (ATSC) – a first-of-its-kind event for the nation.

Jason Prescott, CEO of JP Communications, parent-company to TopTenWholesale.com and Manufacturer.com and organizer of the event said that the introduction of ATSC is a direct response to market demand and fills a significant gap in the Canadian market.

http://www.textileworld.com/textile-world/knitting-apparel/2016/05/first-of-its-kind-apparel-and-textile-sourcing-show-to-make-debut-in-canada-in-august/
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Sustainable Textile and Apparel Cluster being planned in South Africa

Related Keywords: apparel, raw material, retailer, Sastac, Southern African Sustainable Textile and Apparel Cluster, synthetic fibres, Textile, Trade and Industry Minister

South Africa
Sustainable Textile and Apparel Cluster being planned in South Africa
Summary: 
The Southern African Sustainable Textile and Apparel Cluster (Sastac) is being planned to improve the industry's competitiveness while uniting it under an umbrella body. To build this Sastac a grant of R200 million and a five year plan has been approved by the South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry.

The Southern African Sustainable Textile and Apparel Cluster (Sastac) is being planned to improve the industry's competitiveness while uniting it under an umbrella body.

http://www.southafrica.info/business/economy/textiles-270614.htm#.U6_ojvsVfKM
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