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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 thread is designed for quick and accurate inventory management Metallised thread for "revolutionary" RFID tag debuts 27 July 2015

Industrial thread business Coats Group Plc has developed what it claims to be the first-ever metallised thread antenna for use with a new “revolutionary” radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, to help textile businesses manage their inventory quickly and accurately.


Asics reorganises to strengthen business 27 July 2015

Sporting goods company Asics Corp restructuring its global operations and hiring new managers to “accelerate business growth.”


Who has signed the Bangladesh safety accord - update 27 July 2015

More than 200 companies have now signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Dhaka, which killed more than 1,100 people in 2013.


Millennials now represent 27% of the sheer hosiery marketMillennials "changing the game" for hosiery 27 July 2015

Millennials are “changing the game” for the US hosiery market, new research suggests, as young consumers now account for the lion's share of the segment's growth.


Kering hires CEO to expand emerging brands 27 July 2015

French group Kering has appointed Grita Loebsack as CEO of its luxury couture and leather goods' emerging brands.


Under Armour booked its 21st consecutive quarter of revenue growth above 20%Under Armour lifts outlook after Q2 revenue hike 23 July 2015

Sportswear specialist Under Armour has lifted its full-year outlook after booking its 21st consecutive quarter of revenue growth above 20%, driven by consumers ongoing interest in fitness and athleisure products.


BGMEA director joins Alliance advisory board 23 July 2015

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has appointed Vidiya Amrit Khan, director of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) to its board of advisors.


Both sales volumes and the amount spent at clothing stores grew in June Clothing a bright spot in June UK retail sales 23 July 2015

Clothing was the bright spot for UK retailers in June, with an increase in the amount spent and quantity of goods bought, helped by a strong performance from online.


Mothercare saw total group sales fall 5.2% during the first quarter Mothercare shares fall after Q1 sales decline 23 July 2015

UK mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare has seen its share price drop after reporting a decline in first-quarter sales, highlighting there is still more work ahead for its turnaround to take hold.


Puma supplier workers strike over contract confusion 22 July 2015

Striking workers at a Puma apparel supplier in Cambodia are being urged to return to work amid an ongoing dispute over their contracts.


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