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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

Cornell will take up his new role on 12 August US: New Target CEO Cornell "a good choice" 31 July 2014

US retailer Target Corp has tapped PepsiCo executive Brian Cornell as its new chairman and CEO, with one analyst applauding the move as "a good choice".

US: Authentic buys footwear brands from Payless 31 July 2014

Authentic Brands Group (ABG) is adding to its growing portfolio by acquiring the Collective Licensing International footwear brands from Payless ShoeSource for an undisclosed sum.

INDIA: Arvind grows Q1 profit on revenue gains 31 July 2014

A solid revenue gain at its brands and retail business helped Indian textile conglomerate Arvind Ltd to book a double-digit increase in first-quarter profit.

UK: Consumer confidence drops to six-month low 31 July 2014

Confidence among UK consumers in July dropped for the first time in six months, according to new figures.

UK: “Fashion’s new frontiers” what’s next? 30 July 2014

What is on the horizon for the fashion industry is set to be the focus of a new industry conference taking place later this year.

INDIA: Raymond will "continue to invest" as Q1 loss narrows 30 July 2014

Indian textile and clothing group Raymond Ltd has said it will continue to invest for growth, after narrowing its first-quarter loss thanks to higher sales.

PumaGERMANY: Puma Q2 beats consensus despite profit slide 29 July 2014

German sportswear business Puma delivered a second-quarter performance in line with both analyst and company expectations, despite posting a 76.2% drop in net earnings.

The constant flow of innovations such as ClutchFit is an outgrowth of the category strategies Under Armour has developedIN THE MONEY: Diversification a key focus for Under Armour 28 July 2014

With abundant growth opportunities in the pipeline at Under Armour, the performance apparel, footwear and accessories brand has said it aims to look back on 2014 as a pivotal year in its diversification. And five of its business categories bringing diversity to its story are footwear, women's, connected fitness, direct-to-consumer and international.

Under Armour was "encouraged" by the response in its footwear and international businessesUS: Under Armour "bullish" in full-year guidance rise 25 July 2014

An increase in projected full-year earnings and revenue at Under Armour has been described as "bullish" and a "positive catalyst" move by one analyst.

Mark Bannister, sustainability manager at Echo Sourcing, spoke at this yearSource Summit 2014: Quote/unquote 25 July 2014

A raft of fashion industry experts gathered in London this week to discuss integrating sustainability into businesses through 3D (social, environmental, commercial) initiatives. Views were shared on the challenges faced by manufacturers and brands, and the opportunities driving change within the industry. Here are a selection of quotes from the annual Source Summit, organised by the Ethical Fashion Forum.

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