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Katie Smith

Katie SmithBiography

Katie Smith is a reporter for just-style and the newest member of the editorial team. Since she joined parent company Aroq Ltd she has written for both just-style and its sister site just-food, as well as completing a post-graduate training course in magazine journalism.

As part of her current role, Katie is building on her knowledge of the global apparel and footwear industry by generating, researching and writing news stories and insights.

Articles by Katie Smith

The majority of voters in Scotland opted to stay in the UKUK: Business groups express relief as Scotland votes No 19 September 2014

UK business associations have expressed their relief as the referendum on Scottish independence resulted in a no vote, meaning they will remain part of the union.

Top stories this week on just-style... 19 September 2014

The most-read stories on just-style this week include news that clothing and footwear is the item most purchased online by UK consumers, Adidas defending its position despite investor unrest, and the latest progress on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks.

US: USTR names Holleyman deputy trade representative 19 September 2014

The US Senate has confirmed the appointment of Robert Holleyman as deputy US Trade Representative (USTR) following calls to do so before the election break.

US: Puvvada to head VF jeans wear innovation centre 19 September 2014

Apparel and footwear giant VF Corp has tapped Sudhakar Puvvada to the newly-created role of vice president of its Global Jeanswear Innovation Center.

US: Congress urged to confirm trade role before election break 18 September 2014

The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) is calling for the swift appointment of Robert Holleyman as deputy US trade representative (USTR) as negotiations on key free trade agreements enter a "critical juncture".

Click & collect expenditure is set to jump 82% between now and 2019 UK: Clothing and footwear to gain from click & collect growth 18 September 2014

Clothing and footwear is expected to take the lion's share of the significant growth expected in 'click & collect' sales in the UK over the next five years.

UK: Fashion sourcing event includes men's wear debate 18 September 2014

A near-shore fashion sourcing event set to take place later this month will include a debate on the challenges and opportunities for men's wear.

AUSTRALIA: Oroton Group in double-digit FY profit growth 18 September 2014

Australian apparel, footwear and accessories retailer Oroton Group has booked a double-digit increase in full-year profit, helped by strong revenue growth.

UK: M&S drives expansion with Scandinavian stores 18 September 2014

As part of its international growth strategy to open 250 new international stores by 2016, Marks & Spencer (M&S) is to expand into Scandinavia via a franchise agreement.

French ConnectionUK: French Connection remains "work-in-progress" 18 September 2014

French Connection has narrowed its loss in the first half as initiatives to turnaround the UK fashion apparel retailer continue to gain traction but remain a "work-in-progress".

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