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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

The new product has no face textileGore unveils “revolutionary” active product technology  20 November 2015

Outdoor fabric technology specialist WL Gore & Associates is introducing a “revolutionary” technology to make its lightest and most breathable Gore-Tex product yet. 

Sales fell 3% during the quarter Mixed views on Gap turnaround as Q3 profit slides  20 November 2015

Analysts remain mixed on how soon Gap's turnaround visibility will become clear, after the US retail giant Gap Inc saw its third-quarter net profit slide by more than a quarter, and lowered its full-year outlook. 

More US shoppers expected over Thanksgiving  20 November 2015

More US consumers are planning to shop over the Thanksgiving this year, as the importance of the weekend will never change. 

Top stories this week on just-style... 20 November 2015

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at how C&A's overhaul of its fit and product development processes is paying dividends, Uniqlo and Toray ink a new sourcing deal aimed at reducing lead times and optimising production, and Cambodia approves a draft union law despite criticism. 

Centric Software opens first Latin American office 20 November 2015

PLM solution provider Centric Software has opened its first Latin American office in Mexico City, as part of efforts to develop a market in the region. 

Clothing and footwear sales growth slowed in October UK clothing retail sales growth slows in October  19 November 2015

Clothing and footwear sales continued on their upward trajectory for UK retailers in October, albeit at a slower pace than in the prior month. 

Mothercare halved its losses in the UK Mothercare H1 profit rises as UK losses halve 19 November 2015

Mothercare's turnaround efforts in the UK are bearing fruit after the mother, baby and children's goods retailer cut its first-half losses in the country, helping overall group profit to more than double.

Higher sales boost Geox 9-month profit 19 November 2015

Italian apparel and footwear business Geox saw its earnings increase more than threefold during the first nine months of the year, helped by higher sales of its core footwear products. 

Ted Baker says its full-year performance will depend on Christmas trading Ted Baker Q3 sales surge despite tough trading 19 November 2015

UK fashion brand Ted Baker has booked a double-digit increase in third-quarter net profit, despite a more challenging trading environment in some of its international markets, but said its full-year performance will depend on the all-important Christmas period. 

Wolverine promotes Woodworth to head Lifestyle Group 19 November 2015

Wolverine Worldwide has promoted Richie Woodworth as president of the clothing and footwear company's Lifestyle Group, which includes the Sperry, Stride Rite, Keds, and Hush Puppies brands.

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