Swiss fashion group C&A has expanded its board of directors with Allan Leighton (chairman) and Alexander Birken (director).
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In yet another management change at C&A, CFO and COO Tjeerd van der Zee steps down. The former role will be taken up by Ralf Senden.
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Thanks to the use of sustainable resources and production methods, C&A has managed to further reduce its ecological footprint. The retailer aims to increase its organic and recycled cotton use and to produce Cradle to Cradle-certified clothing.
Six years after the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh, working conditions for textile workers are still sub-par, the university of Sheffield concludes in a new report. Some major chains perform way better than others.
Fashion chain C&A has indicated it wants to reassess its network of French stores, which currently features 150 locations. According to the trade unions, 14 of those stores would be closed permanently.
Fashion group C&A welcomes Spanish retail veteran Mercedes Gorriti to its board of directors. Gorriti is the former head of the womenswear department at El Corte Inglés. Her appointment follows the restructuring in which four other directors lost their positions.
Fashion retailer C&A halves the management of its European division: four of the seven members have resigned, only three members remain. The clothing chain wants to become faster and more efficient in a challenging fashion market.
C&A has introduced its webshop to another eleven countries, instantly more than doubling the range of its online activities. Denmark, Finland, Greece and Sweden are completely new markets, where the chain doesn't have physical stores yet.
British former journalist Peter Humphrey has accused C&A and H&M of using forced labour. He claims to have seen how Shanghai prisoners were forced to work for Western chains, something the retailers will now investigate.
The Dutch Brenninkmeijer family is considering to sell clothing chain C&A, according to German magazine Der Spiegel. One option is to sell to Chinese buyers.
Fashion chain C&A will sell thirteen of its 160 French stores. The locations and the staff will all transfer to French fashion chain Chaussea and Stokomani.
Textile chain C&A will fully divest from Russia. It currently collaborates with Russian Trade Group to manage its local store network, but it has pulled the plug on that deal. Mexx has also decided to shut down every Russian store.
In 2016, clothing chain C&A once again suffered a blow in Belgium. The Dutch company suffered a turnover drop, but also had to deal with a loss for the second straight year.
Alain Caparros is set to become C&A Europe’s new CEO, a move contrary to the company’s traditions. Normally, a company man is appointed, but Caparros has not worked for C&A before. He will face the arduous task of trying to improve the fashion company’s profitability.
Cheap and 100 % sustainable t-shirts are just a first step for C&A. It is calling on its fellow store chains and manufacturers to work together in order to create an accountable fashion industry.
Fashion chain C&A is launching a "Cradle to Cradle Certified Gold" t-shirt collection in June. These can be entirely recycled or reused and C&A says the shirts can even be thrown on the compost heap.