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The Googlisation of the garment industry

The clothing retail industry is an easy target for internet giants Google, Amazon and eBay, all of whom are vying for growth in the global o...


just-style.com | 1 Sep 2009

Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world's largest retailer, is to sell products from other retailers on its website as part of a new online mall called Walmart Marketplace.


just-style.com | 18 Aug 2009

Few corporate deals have met with such unanimous praise as Amazon’s recently announced acquisition of online footwear retailer Zappos for about US$900m. Richard Woodard looks at why the deal has been received so positively – and wonders if Amazon could learn a lesson or two from its new buy.


just-style.com | 18 Aug 2009

Few corporate deals have met with such unanimous praise as Amazon’s recently announced acquisition of online footwear retailer Zappos for about US$900m. Richard Woodard looks at why the deal has been received so positively – and wonders if Amazon could learn a lesson or two from its new buy.


just-style.com | 13 Feb 2007

Despite the limitations of selling fashion over the internet, online purchases appeared to buck the downward trend in festive retail sales. Rebecca Danton finds out why more and more retailers are turning to e-commerce, while new research suggests that online fashion sales could increase by GBP134m (US$264m) a year if websites address customer behaviour patterns and provide more product information.

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just-style.com | 20 Mar 2008

Online fashion retailer Asos seems to be coasting through the retail slump with two main selling points - Internet and celebrity. Joe Ayling interviews Asos CEO Nick Robertson to find out more.

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Michelle Russell | 20 Feb 2017

Online retail giant Amazon has revealed plans to open a new head UK office and create more than 5,000 full-time jobs as it looks to grow its business in the country.


Beth Wright | 13 Feb 2017

Online retail giant Amazon is keeping tight-lipped on reports it plans to roll out its own private-label intimate apparel line in the US.


Beth Wright | 20 Jan 2017

Online giant Amazon is expanding it supply chain capacity with the opening of a third facility in Maryland; a 1.2m sq ft fulfillment centre in North East, which will create 700 new jobs in the town.


Beth Wright | 13 Jan 2017

Online giant Amazon is to create more than 100,000 additional full-time jobs in the US over the next 18 months, in a move that would take its workforce to over 280,000 by mid-2018.


Michelle Russell | 5 Jan 2017

Amazon's expansion into the apparel category looks to be continuing as it prepares to develop its own line of workout clothing.


Michelle Russell | 5 Jan 2017

Online giant Amazon and teen apparel chain Forever 21 are understood to be among the companies considering offers to acquire bankrupt retailer American Apparel.


Beth Wright | 3 Jan 2017

Online retail giant Amazon has remained silent on reports it has been awarded a patent for an "airborne fulfillment center" (AFC) that will act as a launchpad for delivery by drones.


Michelle Russell | 23 Dec 2016

Online retail giant Amazon is expanding its supply chain capacity with the addition of a further two fulfillment centres in Aurora, Illinois.


In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Sears Holdings remained optimistic despite widening its net losses, while Vince Holding blamed challenging conditions and warm weather for a fall in both earnings and sales. Abercrombie & Fitch, meanwhile, revealed a "disastrous" quarter as sales fell and earnings plummeted 80%, while American Eagle Outfitters booked record sales and its 9th consecutive quarter of profit improvement.


Leonie Barrie | 8 Dec 2016

Amazon's expansion into the apparel category has continued with the launch of a new private label menswear brand available exclusively to members of Amazon Prime.


Beth Wright | 3 Oct 2016

Online retail giant Amazon has unveiled its first fashion specific television advertisement, geared at marketing its move to carry brands with higher price points and to further state its position as a leader in apparel.


Katie Smith | 20 Nov 2014

Mothercare still has to achieve a "significant" recovery in sales densities, an analyst has said, despite the UK mother, baby and children's goods retailer returning to profit in the first half.


Katie Smith | 25 Apr 2013

Around 9,200 girl's three-piece clothing sets have been recalled by Children's Apparel Network because the waist belt could get caught in small spaces, posing an entanglement hazard.


Katie Smith | 25 Jan 2013

Discount retailer Target Corp has appointed Jason Goldberger to the newly-created position of senior vice president of Target.com and mobile.


Petah Marian | 4 Jan 2013

Four US retailers have agreed to pay penalties totalling US$1.26m for allegedly falsely labelling textiles as made from bamboo, when they were actually rayon.


Leonie Barrie | 21 Sep 2012

Internet retail giant Amazon is to merge its endless.com shoe and accessories website into its main fashion offering as part of ongoing plans to build its share of the online apparel market.


Leonie Barrie | 21 Sep 2012

Internet retail giant Amazon is to merge its endless.com shoe and accessories website into its main fashion offering as part of ongoing plans to build its share of the online apparel market.


Leonie Barrie | 26 Jul 2011

Department store retailer Sears Canada Inc has tapped Limited Brands executive Steven Goldsmith as executive vice-president of merchandising, apparel and accessories.


just-style.com | 14 Jul 2011

Endless.com, the shoe and accessories website owned by internet retail giant Amazon, is extending its free international shipping customers in 50 countries worldwide.


just-style.com | 3 Jun 2011

Online fashion retailer Bluefly has appointed Joseph Park as chief operating officer, effective immediately.


just-style.com | 4 May 2011

Internet retailer Amazon.com is taking another step to grow its share of the global online apparel market with the launch of a US private sale website offering discounted designer brands.


just-style.com | 19 Apr 2011

Wal-Mart Stores has agreed to buy Kosmix, a social media start-up focused on e-commerce, as it looks for new ways to tap into customers via social networking sites and smartphones.


just-style.com | 26 Apr 2010

Strong online sales over Christmas and a first contribution from shoe retailer Zappos.com have helped Amazon.com Inc to a 68% jump in first quarter profit.


just-style.com | 2 Oct 2009

Internet retail giant Amazon has launched a new standalone UK website selling shoes and handbags in a bid to boost its share of the online fashion, footwear and accessories market.

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