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Michelle Russell

Michelle RussellBiography

Michelle Russell brings to just-style a decade-long career as a journalist, with experience in both consumer and trade publications. As the site's deputy editor she writes news, comments and insight on the latest apparel industry issues, in the process interviewing and building relationships with many key figures. Particular interests include industry data, sustainability and the challenges related to supply chains. 

Articles by Michelle Russell

The PMA and ILWU have been in talks since 12 May 2014West Coast Port five-year contract ratified 22 May 2015

The members of the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) have ratified a five-year labour contract with the union representing longshore and warehouse workers on the West Coast.

MothercareMothercare making progress as FY loss narrows 22 May 2015

UK mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare said it has made progress against all six strategic pillars set out in its turnaround plan as it revealed lower pre-tax losses for the year.

just-styleApparel industry Q1 results in brief: Aeropostale, New York & Co, Bon-Ton 22 May 2015

The first quarter revealed that retail revenues compared to expectations fared far worse than earnings expectations amongst apparel retailers, according to Ken Perkins of Retail Metrics. Aeropostale booked a mixed quarter as losses narrowed but sales slid nearly 20%. New York & Co is optimistic it can return to profit in its next quarter after its losses widened. Bon-Ton Stores also widened its net loss, while Ross Stores reported better-than-expected results for the quarter.

Moss Bros said e-commerce sales were up 64.9% on last yearMoss Bross reveals “improved” performance 22 May 2015

Men’s wear retailer Moss Bross Group says it is on course to deliver anticipated levels of growth after revealing an improvement in trading performance, in line with market expectations.

Oroton Group H1 earnings slide on costs 22 May 2015

Australian retail business Oroton Group saw its earnings slide in the first half as the company worked through a period of brand repositioning and expansion of its distribution reach.

American Eagle said the results reflected outstanding merchandise and customer-focused executionAmerican Eagle Outfitters Q1 earnings soar 21 May 2015

American Eagle Outfitters saw its earnings soar in the first quarter on the back of strong sales and margins.

Dyer will step down after the conclusion of the 2015 fiscal yearChico's chief executive Dyer to retire 21 May 2015

David Dyer, the president and chief executive of US women's wear retailer Chico's, has announced his intention to retire.

The Buckle Q1 misses expectations 21 May 2015

US denim specialist The Buckle has booked first-quarter earnings that missed analyst expectations as both sales and margins fell.

Urban Outfitters chief executive Marlow to retire 21 May 2015

Ted Marlow, the CEO of US lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters Group, has announced his intention to retire.

Film spotlights human cost of fashion 21 May 2015

A documentary aimed at highlighting the human and environmental costs created by the global apparel industry, and factors for change, has been launched.

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