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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
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.
US teen apparel retailer Delia's is to explore strategic alternatives, including a possible sale or merge, following interest from third parties.
US formal clothing specialist Men's Wearhouse has appointed Jim Thorne as executive vice president of direct sourcing.
US retailer Hibbett Sports has promoted Jared Briskin to the position of senior vice president and chief merchant.
Confidence among UK consumers dropped in September in what has been described as a new period of "stasis".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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