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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

Analysts have warned of a period of high volatility for British retailersRetailers warned of high volatility in wake of Brexit 24 June 2016

Retailers need to prepare for a period of high volatility, is the message from analysts in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union (EU), as businesses prepare to battle fragile consumer confidence and a prolonged period of political instability. 


Macy's has been struggling to adapt to changing consumer demandsMacy's names Gennette CEO to succeed Lundgren 24 June 2016

Terry Lundgren, the CEO of US department store retailer Macy's, is to step down after 13 years at the helm, making way for Jeff Gennette to transition into the role. 


US textile industry praises made-in-USA military vote 24 June 2016

America's textile industry has lauded a decision by Congress to preserve critical requirements that required the Department of Defense (DOD) to buy US-made textiles, clothing, and footwear.


VF International HQ achieves LEED certification 24 June 2016

US clothing giant VF Corp has achieved LEED platinum certification for its international headquarters in Switzerland.


Online fabric platform hopes to "revolutionise" buying 24 June 2016

A website designed as a virtual buying and selling forum for premium  fabrics could "revolutionise" traditional industry buying habits, its founders have said.


Top stories this week on just-style... 24 June 2016

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the sourcing trends and strategies of US fashion firms, Primark's continued expansion in the US, the top ten key trends in apparel and footwear markets, and barriers to remediation in Bangladesh's RMG sector.


Tesco like-for-like sales grew 0.9% in the quarterTesco optimistic on Q1 sales growth 23 June 2016

UK retail giant Tesco has booked an increase in group sales in the first quarter, and offered an optimistic outlook thanks to ongoing efforts to rebuild profitability.


Sainsbury's gained the most share, of 10 basis pointsSainsbury's makes significant clothing share gains 23 June 2016

UK supermarket retailer Sainsbury's gained the biggest share of the country's clothing market in the last quarter thanks to its strategy of converting more space to clothing.


Alliance cuts ties with three more factories 23 June 2016

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has suspended the operations of a further three factories for failing to make progress in addressing identified safety concerns. 


Centric develops field testing mobile app for samples 23 June 2016

Product lifecycle management (PLM) solution provider Centric Software has developed a field testing mobile app designed to help apparel and footwear companies track the usage and performance of prototypes and samples. 


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