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12 Oct 2011


Gucci acts on China store abuse claims

Gucci said it had "replaced" senior managers in China and was reviewing its business practices after former staff at a flagship store said they were abused so badly that some suffered miscarriages. The Italian fashion label issued a statement [saying]…"Gucci does not and will not endorse or tolerate the alleged malpractices,"…"Gucci has conducted thorough investigations and has taken a series of measures, including the replacement of the concerned senior management and assistant store manager." The label, which is owned by French luxury conglomerate Pinault-Printemps-Redoute, also said it had hired external consultants to review its business practices in China…[also refers to Foxconn (part of Hon Hai), Apple, Sony, Nokia]