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Beth Wright

Beth WrightBiography

In her role as news editor at just-style, Beth Wright oversees the site's daily news feed, researching and writing news and analyses, tracking down exclusive stories, and interviewing industry executives for their insight into the key stories. 

With an English degree from the University of Leeds and NCTJ Diploma, Beth honed her journalism skills at a local newspaper.

Articles by Beth Wright

Reebok will open 500 FitHub stores in China by 2020Reebok targets China with "best" fitness brand bid 29 March 2017

Sporting giant Reebok has unveiled plans to open 500 of its FitHub stores across China by 2020, as part of a bid to become the "best" fitness brand in the region.


Bureau Veritas will provide conformity assessment services to ensure materials can be traced to confirmed lots of true Egyptian Cotton at any stage of production. Bureau Veritas and CEA partner to verify 'Egyptian Cotton' 29 March 2017

Inspection and certification firm Bureau Veritas has partnered with the Cotton Egypt Association on an exclusive five-year collaboration to verify Egyptian Cotton at any stage along the supply chain.


Sears CEO snaps up company shares despite future doubts 29 March 2017

Edward Lampert, CEO of US retail giant Sears Holdings Corp, has purchased almost 526,000 shares in the same week the company expressed "substantial doubt" as to whether it can continue to operate as a profitable business.


Focus International to steamline processes with PLM and ERP 29 March 2017

Focus International, part of retailer JD Sports Fashion Plc, is implementing a new suite of software products to streamline processes across the business and replace its existing systems. The company has selected the Visual End2End software suite from Visual Next UK to centralise all of its product information and processes into a single system, boosting efficiency and steamlining design, product development, production and distribution from the sample stage through to dispatch. Established in 1993, Focus International, designs, sources, markets and distributes footwear and apparel for its own and licensed brands, with its garments designed in the company's UK offices in Huddersfield and London. The company currently works with American Freshman, Duffer, Ecko , Ellesse, Fenchurch, Fly53, Henleys Peter Werth, Starter, Yogi, Zoo York and Unsunghero. "We pride ourselves on innovative design and excellent customer service," says operations director Andrew Ward. "Being a true ‘omnichannel’ business selling via ecommerce, direct to retail customers, concessions and wholesale, we needed a system that would seamlessly integrate all these channels together to have one central inventory system to pull from – with advance reporting, financial and merchandising abilities." Meanwhile, managing director Tony Mather adds the implementation will lead to "quick gains" from Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and other key fashion capabilities.


Cabbeen picks PLM to boost efficiencies 29 March 2017

Chinese menswear brand Cabbeen has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) as part of an internal supply chain system restructure, and to help increase agility and response to changing retail conditions.


Garment supplier Pratibha Syntex honoured by C&A 29 March 2017

Indian knitted garment manufacturer Pratibha Syntex has been recognised for its sustainability practices by value retailer C&A.


Hirdaramani to head WFSGI manufacturers committee 28 March 2017

The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has named Rakhil Hirdaramani, owner and director of Sri Lanka based apparel manufacturing giant Hirdaramani Group, as chairman of its manufacturers committee.


Kraig Biocraft a step closer to Vietnam spider silk production 28 March 2017

In a step closer to beginning spider silk production in Vietnam, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has been awarded an Investment Certificate for the production of high technology silk in the country's Quang Nam province.


New tool helps Adidas manage China trade 28 March 2017

As part of a bid to streamline its international trade activities in China, German sportswear giant Adidas Group has invested in an automated solution to help simplify the import and export process and allow the company to respond more quickly to regulatory changes.


Sportsman's Warehouse taps Walmart exec as COO 28 March 2017

US outdoor sporting goods retailer Sportsman's Warehouse has tapped former Walmart executive, Jon Barker, as president and chief operating officer, assuming responsibility for the company's supply chain.


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