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Amazon May Launch Its Own Clothing Brand

E-commerce retail giant Amazon indicated that it may well come out with its own clothing brand. “For Amazon, we know our customers love brands, many of the brands in this room…and that's where the lion's share of our business comes from,” Jeff Yurcisin, vice president of clothing at Amazon Fashion said. Yurcisin said that Amazon may launch its own private label for those kinds of goods that are not sold…
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Walmart for Using Drones

After Amazon and smaller companies seeking exemptions from government drone rules, US retail giant Walmart will apply for permission to test drones for making deliveries to customers in its parking lots and at customers' homes, according to a report. Walmart also wants to use the aerial technology to check on its buildings, warehouses and distribution centers and has applied to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for an exemption from current…
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Supportive Measures Needed For Textile Sector

Textile sector, now going through recession, is looking for various supportive policy measures from the government to grab the emerging global opportunities. While the centre looks to address macro issues particularly towards controlling inflation, improving general economic conditions, infrastructure and measures aimed at ease of doing business, the weightage given to the textile industry is not enough. The industry is facing severe recession for almost 18 months due to glut…
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Defence Sector, An Opportunity For Textile Industry

The Army often requires gloves, jackets, socks, shoes, tent material, tarpaulins, and many more textile items for the soldiers who are in high altitude and super high altitude areas, sources these items from the domestic and overseas manufacturers. But it is now looking at more of local manufacturers and is creating awareness on the defence sector's requirements for protective clothing. Anantha narayanan, deputy director general, Equipment Management (General Stores &…
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Call For Investment In MMF Units

The Man Made Fiber ( MMF ) based textile sector that presently has meager per cent share in the market needs more investment to help government's ambitious plans to grow the size of the segment from 110 billion US Dollar to 400 billion US Dollar in the next few years. ‘Wazir Advisors’ jt managing director, Prashant Agarwal, speaking at the FICCI organized 7th annual conerence on textile and apparel industry…
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Indian Investment In Weaving Sector Sought

A 12-members delegation of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) during its recent visit to Dhaka was urged to invest in country’s weaving sector by Indian garment manufacturers to meet the demand of fabric, according to a report from Bangladesh. Expressing his views based on a meeting with the CII delegation, Fazlul Hoque, vice president of Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA), said that Indian entrepreneurs can invest in the weaving…
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