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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

Warmer weather in the UK has resulted in lower-than-expected sales growth for Next Next's share price falls on lower Q3 sales growth 30 September 2014

UK fashion retailer Next Plc saw its share price fall 4.1% this morning (30 September) after warmer weather led to lower-than-expected third-quarter sales growth.


Delia's to explore sale amid third-party interest 30 September 2014

US teen apparel retailer Delia's is to explore strategic alternatives, including a possible sale or merge, following interest from third parties.


Men's Wearhouse names Thorne EVP of sourcing 30 September 2014

US formal clothing specialist Men's Wearhouse has appointed Jim Thorne as executive vice president of direct sourcing.


Hibbett Sports promotes Briskin to chief merchant 30 September 2014

US retailer Hibbett Sports has promoted Jared Briskin to the position of senior vice president and chief merchant.


UK consumer confidence drops in September 30 September 2014

Confidence among UK consumers dropped in September in what has been described as a new period of "stasis".


Steve Madden to buy Mexico licensee for $15m 30 September 2014

US footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden has signed an agreement to acquire its Mexico licensee for US$15m as it looks to expand its presence in the country.


Innovation and e-commerce appear to be key growth opportunities for Nike IN THE MONEY: Innovation and e-commerce key to Nike's growth 29 September 2014

It's no wonder sporting goods giant Nike is feeling bullish about its long-term growth opportunities, after booking what has been described as a "flawless" performance in the first quarter. And what's more, the company is looking to raise the bar even higher in the future.


Finish Line Q2 profit down despite sales growth 29 September 2014

Softness within its basketball offering resulted in a slight drop in first-quarter net profit for US athletic apparel and footwear retailer The Finish Line.


Esprit is to reduce the size of its collections by 20-30% in one yearIN THE MONEY: Esprit outlines next stage of transformation 26 September 2014

After reporting its return to a full-year profit earlier this week, Hong Kong-listed casual fashion brand Esprit Holdings has outlined the next stage in its 'transformation strategy', aimed at helping the company become faster and more efficient in its business processes.


NikeNike books "flawless" first-quarter performance 26 September 2014

Sporting goods giant Nike delivered a "flawless" performance in the first quarter of its new fiscal year, with strong double-digit jumps in both profit and revenues.


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