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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.
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Sporting goods giant Adidas Group says it has "actively" sought to help resolve a dispute at a subcontractor to one of its Indonesian footwear suppliers, even though it had no active business relationship with the factory when around 1,300 workers were dismissed three years ago.
The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the potential impact of China's currency devaluation on garment imports and exports, whether Vietnam has the skills and capacity to cope with its impending trade deals, and an interview with Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of GT Nexus on apparel industry disruptors.
Confidence among UK consumers rose in August, helped by house price inflation, improving employment prospects, and lower day-to-day living costs and interest rates.
Global brand management business Cherokee Global Brands has entered into a licensing deal with 5 Horizons Group for its Everyday California brand.
Clothing remained one of the largest contributors to overall UK retail sales growth in August, as it continued to report strong increases, albeit lower than the prior month.
Luen Thai Holdings says Vietnam will continue to be the country of choice for apparel manufacturing in the foreseeable future, thanks to prospects associated with the expected passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.
Nine West Holdings has acquired the retail and wholesale businesses of its former licensee Sherson Group, which previously held the rights to the Nine West, Anne Klein and Easy Spirit brands in Canada.
US retail giant Gap Inc has said it remains bullish on its long-term growth prospects in China despite the yuan deflation, while also revealing it is on track with its strategic restructuring.
Swiss fashion retailer Charles Vögele has said its transformation remains on track despite seeing its first-half loss more than doubled, hurt by currency headwinds.
Australian apparel group Pacific Brands has said it will develop a sustainable, lean global supply chain and mitigate the impact of foreign exchange on its margins after narrowing its full-year loss.
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