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Katie Smith

Katie SmithBiography

In her role as news editor at just-style, Katie Smith 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 a post-graduate qualification in magazine journalism, Katie honed her business knowledge on just-style's sister titles just-food and just-auto.

Articles by Katie Smith

Mothercare returned to a profit of  GBP5.5m in the first half COMMENT: Mothercare turns corner but work ahead 27 November 2014

Struggling UK mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare could finally be turning a corner after returning to profit in the first half of the year. But while the message is one of reassurance, more work inevitably lies ahead.


Who has signed the Bangladesh safety accord - update 27 November 2014

More than 180 companies have now signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Dhaka, which killed more than 1,100 people last year.


Sales volumes at UK clothing retailers fell in the year to November UK clothing sales tumble in Christmas run-up 26 November 2014

A decline in sales volumes at UK clothing chains in the year to November failed to offset overall retail growth in the run-up to Christmas, the latest figures show.


UK/Europe like-for-like sales fell 5.7% in the 17 weeks to 22 NovemberFrench Connection trading update "mixed" 26 November 2014

French Connection has delivered a "mixed" trading update, with its share price rising despite posting a decline in like-for-like sales in the UK and Europe for the 17 weeks to 22 November.


Brown Shoe ups guidance after Q3 profit rise 26 November 2014

Footwear business Brown Shoe has lifted its full-year earnings guidance, after higher sales and margins resulted in a double-digit increase in third-quarter net profit.


The Tazreen Fashions fire killed at least 112 people in November 2012 UPDATE: Tazreen Fashions compensation agreement outlined 25 November 2014

An agreement on delivering compensation to the victims of the Tazreen Fashions fire has been outlined - two years after the blaze killed at least 112 people and injured 300 others.


DSW expects full-year adjusted EPS to range from $1.55-1.65 per shareDSW raises outlook despite Q3 profit drop 25 November 2014

US footwear retailer DSW has lifted its full-year earnings outlook, despite posting a drop in third-quarter profit.


Bagir completes Ethiopia garment factory investment 25 November 2014

Formal wear tailoring firm Bagir Group has completed its investment in an Ethiopian production facility, which it says will give it a competitive edge to produce high quality garments for export.


Losses at BHS widened to GBP21m for the year to 30 AugustBHS losses weigh on Arcadia FY profit 25 November 2014

Wider losses at BHS have resulted in a double-digit slump in annual profit for UK retailer Arcadia.


Consumers are expected to spend GBP1.5bn more this Christmas UK Christmas shoppers to spend GBP42.4bn 24 November 2014

UK consumers are set to spend GBP42.4bn (US$66.53bn) this Christmas, with online set to account for 50% of the market growth, the latest forecasts suggest.


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