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Can you choose your productivity philosophy?

The pressure for higher wages and better working conditions looks unstoppable – and is being accompanied by a wave of new initiatives aimed...

Can Coupe build on Sainsbury's clothing momentum?

Sainsbury's this morning (29 January) announced commercial director Mike Coupe will replace Justin King as the supermarket retailer's chief...

Sainsbury's trading update: What the analysts say

UK retailer Sainsbury's this morning (8 January) said it achieved "record" levels of market share for its general merchandise and clothing b...

Wal-Mart eyes H2 improvement

If the world’s biggest retailer is a reliable barometer of the state of the consumer economy, it may be some time yet before commentators ca...

Latest Interviews

Top ten interviews on just-style in 2013... 23 Dec 2013

Katie Smith

Among the industry executives who spoke with just-style this year were Tim Wheeler, president of Jockey's international division, Esquel Group's CEO John Cheh, and Joe Dixon, SVP of production at Brooks Brothers.


George at Asda remains committed to Bangladesh 21 Feb 2013

Petah Marian

The UK-based George at Asda clothing brand remains committed to sourcing in Bangladesh, even though at least 112 workers were killed in a factory fire last year while illegally subcontracted to produce clothing for parent company Wal-Mart.

Latest News

ETI revises labour code clause on working hours 3 Apr 2014

Leonie Barrie

Workers in global supply chains should not be asked to work more than 60 hours per week, according to a revised clause in the labour code drawn up by an alliance of companies that includes Tesco, Asda, M&S, Next, New Look, Primark and Zara.


New fund set up to aid Bangladesh workers 27 Mar 2014

Richard Woodard

Charitable foundation BRAC USA has set up a new fund to aid and support workers in the Bangladeshi ready made garment industry.


UK clothing retail sales grow but at a slower pace 26 Mar 2014

Leonie Barrie

Clothing retail sales rose again in the year to March, albeit at a slower pace than the month before - but growth next month is expected to rebound strongly, new figures suggest.


HQ jobs to go in Asda restructuring 25 Mar 2014

Katy Askew

Asda, the UK supermarket arm of Wal-Mart, has confirmed it will be cutting head office jobs as part of a cost cutting drive.


UK clothing sales bounce back in February 25 Feb 2014

Leonie Barrie

The clothing sector has bounced back from a disappointing start to the year to contribute to the strongest overall UK retail growth since the summer of 2012, according to new figures released today (25 February).

Latest blogs

Activewear sales surge on celeb workout selfies 17 Jan 2014

Katie Smith

With the likes of Kim Kardashian and Lucy Mecklenburgh sharing their gym habits via workout selfies, it's hard not to think about getting into shape this new year, and what to wear when working out.


Fabric mill fire fuels puts new spotlight on safety 14 Oct 2013

Leonie Barrie

The safety of Bangladesh's textile and garment industry has been called into question again after at least seven people were killed last week in a fire at a fabric mill. More than 50 people were also injured in the blaze at Aswad Composite Mills Limited, part of the Palmal Group.

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