Lingerie brand Victoria's Secret is suing an investment management company in Shanghai for the unlicensed use of its trademark in a city centre retail store, the Shanghai No. 1 Intermediate People's Court heard on Thursday.
The United States-based chain, which is owned by L Brands Inc, is demanding compensation of CNY5.1 million (USD817,500) and wants the store to stop using the trademark on its signage, loyalty cards and employee name tags. It also wants an apology to be printed in Xinmin Evening News and on the women's clothing website nz86.com.
A strike at a Chinese factory that manufactures shoes for Adidas and Nike has spread to a sister factory in a neighbouring province, as thousands of workers gathered to protest against what they said were unfair pay and benefits.
About 2,000 workers clocked in on Monday, but did not work, at the Yue Yuen factory complex in Jiangxi province, southern China, joining at least 10,000 employees at another Yue Yuen factory complex in Dongguan, Guangdong province, who have been on strike since 14 April.
The Australian National Retailers’ Association (ANRA) welcomed the recommendation of the Economic Regulation Authority’s draft report to fully deregulate trading hours in Western Australia.
“Today’s recommendations are clearly sensible and show an understanding of the value of retail to the economy and its capacity to create jobs," said ANRA CEO Margy Osmond. “There’s no doubt flexible trading hours benefit employees, consumers and the economy. Technology and the changing demands of shoppers means consumers want more choice."
In the latest survey shrink remains a significant operational challenge for retailers around the world, with loss rates ranging from 1 percent of sales in Japan to 1.6 percent in Mexico and Brazil.
Employees of online shopping mall Rakuten Inc. instructed merchants to falsify prices of products in violation of consumer protection laws, according to some of the internet mall's tenants.
Rakuten revealed the price mislabelling last November for special sales honouring the victory by the Rakuten Eagles in the Japan Series, but without discussing whether its own employees had been involved in the illegal act.
Fast Retailing Co. plans to turn about 16,000 of the 30,000 part-timers at its domestic Uniqlo casual clothing stores into regional regular employees, company sources said on Wednesday.
The company has begun interviewing candidates for regular employment with the aim of implementing the plan over two to three years, the sources said.
The measure, aimed at giving part-timers stable employment, could save training costs for part-timers and would not necessarily increase overall costs by much, they said.
Westfield, one of the world’s largest shopping center portfolios with 90 centers in Australia, New Zealand, USA and UK, partnered with Wipro to create a future ready Human Resources (HR) platform.
Wipro EasyU, an offshore upgrade lab and innovation tool, assisted Westfield in comprehensive impact analysis of their application landscape and accelerated the upgrade of custom components.
Far from the astronomical incentives accorded to a select few at Britain's banks, clothes-to-food retailer John Lewis Partnership is paying all of its staff an annual bonus worth 15 percent of their salaries, earning praise for its co-operative structure.
Seven & I Holdings Co. welcomed 1,219 new employees to its 14 group companies on Thursday, up 39 from a year earlier.
The extra recruits this year reflect expansions in its group companies. The convenience store chain, 7-Eleven Japan Co., plans to open a record 1,600 new outlets through next February.
Japanese electronics giant Panasonic says it will give employees sent to China a wage premium to compensate for the country's hazardous air pollution, in a possible first for an international company.
The move was part of a wider deal reached in Japan's annual labour talks on Thursday which saw major firms, including Panasonic and Toyota, agree to boost workers' salaries for the first time in years, amid concerns about an economic slowdown after a sales tax rise next month.