Fast-Fashion Retailer Quiz Launches Probe Into Leicester Factory

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LONDON — Yet another British fast-fashion retailer, Quiz, has launched a probe into one of its factories in Leicester, England, a city that is quickly making a name as the country’s sweatshop capital.

Quiz, which is headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland, and is quoted on the London Stock Exchange, said Monday it is investigating “an alleged instance of non-compliance with national living wage requirements” in a factory that makes some of its products.

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It has also cut ties with the supplier working with the factory in Leicester, a city that remains in lockdown due to a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases.

Shares in Quiz were down 5 percent at 6.41 pounds in late-morning trading on Monday.

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Despite the resurgence of coronavirus, several business service stocks have skyrocketed in the past three months. A handful of them carries a favorable Zacks Rank.

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Fast Fashion Retailer Quiz Launches Probe into Leicester Factory

Click here to read the full article.

LONDON – Yet another British fast fashion retailer, Quiz, has launched a probe into one of its factories in Leicester, England, a city that is quickly making a name as the country’s sweatshop capital.

Quiz, which is headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland and is quoted on the London Stock Exchange, said  Monday it is investigating “an alleged instance of non-compliance with national living wage requirements” in a factory that makes some of its products.

It has also cut ties with the supplier working with the factory in Leicester, a city that remains in lockdown due to a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases.

Shares in Quiz were down 5 percent at 6.41 pounds in late morning trading on Monday.

The investigation follows an undercover sting published by The Times of London on Saturday, which revealed that workers in the Quiz factory were being

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