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Michelle Russell

Michelle RussellBiography

Starting out as a PA many moons ago, Michelle tired of the secretarial work and tried her hand at positions in marketing and production before moving to the Green Isle and taking up a role with a Dublin drinks distributor.

Three years later and Michelle decided to put her shorthand training and English degree to good use and return to the UK to train as a journalist.

She gained a grounding writing local news, moving on to become a features writer for a glossy consumer magazine before making the move into online journalism with Aroq.

As part of her role as news and insights editor on just-style, Michelle provides news, comment and features on all the latest apparel industry issues.

Articles by Michelle Russell

Changing retail models were on the agendaWorld Retail Congress 2014 Day Two: Quote/unquote 30 September 2014

The second day of the annual World Retail Congress in Paris has shifted its focus onto cohesive supply chains, sustainable consumption, and how new design and R&D models are shaping the industry.

Western Europe is seen as offering the worst prospects for retail growthWRC 2014: Retail confidence up despite economic uncertainty 30 September 2014

A positive change in retail sales is expected over the next 12 months, with growth in North America, the Middle East, China and Africa offsetting a slowdown in some global regions, according to findings from research revealed at the World Retail Congress by Monash University. Most notably, Western Europe is seen as offering the worst prospects for retail growth.

The World Retail Congress 2014 Day One: Quote/unquote 30 September 2014

The great and the good of the retail industry have converged on Paris for three days for the annual World Retail Congress. New technologies, the rise of omni-channel, innovation and new business models are all on the agenda, and the 'disruptive consumer' is a key talking point.

WRC 2014: Bricks still lead clicks in generating retail revenues 30 September 2014

In-store sales are still the driving force behind retail sales despite the trend towards online shopping, according to a recent survey of senior retailers.

China is preparing for growth in domestic consumption, Li & Fung chairman, William Fung told the World Retail CongressLi & Fung: China consumption growth to bring major change 29 September 2014

Not content with dominating the global exporting landscape, China is now switching its focus to growth in domestic consumption. And according to Li & Fung chairman William Fung, this is likely to lead to “a rather bumpy ride” for the apparel industry.

Pumpkin Patch optimistic despite FY profit fall 29 September 2014

Australasian children's wear brand Pumpkin Patch has moved to a net loss for its full-year but remains optimistic of an improvement in the company's financial position.

Unions claim around 194 officials were sacked at Sri LankaActivists accuse Sri Lanka shoe maker of mass sackings 26 September 2014

Unions and labour rights activitsts have slammed Sri Lankan footwear manufacturer Palla and Company following what they describe as "mass sackings and union-busting" by the firm.

Weninger will continue to serve as a consultant for LenzingLenzing COO Weninger to step down 26 September 2014

Friedrich Weninger, the chief operating officer of Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing Group has announced his intention to step down.

Wet Seal appoints Kubo to head up digital 26 September 2014

Troubled retailer The Wet Seal has appointed former company executive Jon Kubo to the newly created role of chief digital officer.

Coach chairman Lew Frankfort will retire in NovemberCoach chairman Frankfort to retire 26 September 2014

Lew Frankfort, the executive chairman of US footwear, handbags and accessories retailer Coach Inc is to retire at the next stockholder meeting in November.

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