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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

Matalan insists it has never been ordered by any organisation to pay compensationUK: Matalan makes payment to Rana Plaza fund 31 July 2014

UK apparel retailer Matalan has made a contribution to the Rana Plaza Compensation Trust Fund but insists it has never been ordered by any organisation to pay compensation.

Adidas has had to make a number of “important strategic decisions” to drive profitabilityGERMANY: Adidas shares plunge as FY outlook cut 31 July 2014

Adidas shares plunged this morning (31 July) after the German sporting giant cut its earnings forecast and announced plans to close stores in Russia and restructure its TaylorMade golf unit.

Tesco is in the process of recruiting for the two F&F positionsUK: Tesco sees departure of two F&F heads 31 July 2014

Two department directors for Tesco's F&F clothing division have stepped down from their roles.

US: Steve Madden reports "difficult" Q2 31 July 2014

Footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden has highlighted what was a "difficult" second-quarter for the group after booking a decline in earnings and sales.

US: Christopher & Banks appoints Derry as merchandise head 31 July 2014

US women's wear retailer Christopher & Banks has appointed former National Stores executive, Lynn Derry as its senior vice president, general merchandise manager.

The good weather in Q1 had a beneficial impact on BonmarcheUK: Bonmarché makes solid start to new fiscal year 31 July 2014

Value-led women's wear retailer Bonmarché says it has made a good start to the new financial year after booking an increase in like-for-like sales in its first-quarter.

The Accord says it is well funded and capable of meeting its full 5-year programme effectivelyBANGLADESH: Accord says there is "no funding shortfall" 30 July 2014

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has issued a statement to say it is well-funded and capable of meeting the objectives its five-year programme.

US: Destination Maternity Q3 earnings and sales slide 30 July 2014

Destination Maternity has reported a drop in earnings in its third-quarter as revenues also fell.

Cotton sector workers are demanding a 10% wage increaseSOUTH AFRICA: Cotton sector strike enters seventh day 30 July 2014

A strike involving around 3,000 workers in South Africa's cotton sector has continued into its seventh day.

Matalan is being asked to contribute GBP3m to the Rana Plaza fundUK: Matalan defends its position on Bangladesh 29 July 2014

UK apparel retailer Matalan has moved to defend its position following accusations it has violated terms of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, and is dragging its feet over paying into the compensation fund.

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