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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

Mulberry says it will introduce "more affordable new product"UK: Mulberry profit warning "underpins struggle" 17 April 2014

Mulberry has issued its second profit warning since Christmas, with one analyst saying it underpins the struggle it has had trying to transition itself from a luxury brand to an uber luxury label.

US: Gap to grow China sales to $1bn in three years 17 April 2014

Gap Inc says it expects sales in China to grow to US$1bn in three years to become the US retail giant's second-biggest market.

Sales of womenUS: Winter boosts women's apparel sales growth 17 April 2014

Double-digit growth in sales of outerwear and tailored clothing helped drive a 4% increase in women's apparel sales in the US last year.

UK retail footfall rose 1.8% year-on-year in March UK: Shoppers return to high street in March 17 April 2014

UK shopper numbers experienced growth in March after good promotions, new ranges, and warmer weather attracted them back to the high street.

Top stories this week on just-style... 17 April 2014

The most-read stories on just-style this week include warmer weather a welcome boost for UK fashion sales, an analysis on why no one strategy fits all in apparel sourcing, and Tesco to open a chain of F&F clothing stores in the US.

CHINA: Xiniya Fashion confident despite FY profit slump 17 April 2014

Men's wear business China Xiniya Fashion says it remains confident in its outlook, despite reporting a 44.6% decline in annual profit.

US: Family Dollar deploys loss prevention technology 17 April 2014

US discount retailer Family Dollar is implementing electronic article surveillance (EAS) loss prevention technology across its stores to improve productivity and profitability.

FINLAND: H&M veteran to lead Marimekko design strategy 17 April 2014

Finnish apparel and homeware business Marimekko has poached H&M executive Anna Teurnell as its new creative director, with responsibility for leading its design strategy.

Burberry still sees "good opportunity" in ChinaUK: Burberry re-emphasises China growth opportunities 16 April 2014

British luxury brand Burberry has re-emphasised the growth opportunities it sees in China, after reporting a double-digit increase in second-half sales today (16 April).

EUROPE: Parliament votes for mandatory 'made in' labels 16 April 2014

The European Parliament has voted for 'made in' labels to be made compulsory for all non-food products to improve traceability, and tighten up product safety requirements.

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