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Katie Smith | 23 Dec 2015

Among the industry executives who spoke with just-style this year were William E Connor, chairman and CEO of William E Connor & Associates; Patagonia's director of social & environmental responsibility Cara Chacon; Frank Henke, global director of social and environmental affairs at German sporting goods giant Adidas Group; and Esquel Group vice chairman and CEO John Cheh. 


Katie Smith | 14 Oct 2014

Textile and apparel industry executives gathered in London last month to offer advice on some of the strategies they are employing how to help improve efficiency and gain a competitive edge. Responsible sourcing, nearshoring, strong partnerships, and fast response were among the issues discussed at the Fashion SVP conference. Katie Smith reports.


Katie Smith | 14 Oct 2014

Textile and apparel industry executives gathered in London last month to offer advice on some of the strategies they are employing how to help improve efficiency and gain a competitive edge. Responsible sourcing, nearshoring, strong partnerships, and fast response were among the issues discussed at the Fashion SVP conference. Katie Smith reports.


Michelle Russell | 30 Sep 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.

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Katie Smith | 20 Jan 2015

UK supermarket brand George at Asda is on a journey to a more sustainable supply chain through its Responsible Retail programme. Lynne Tooms, senior director of quality and sourcing, explains why retailers need to understand more about where their products come from and the challenges faced by suppliers.


Katie Smith | 20 Jan 2015

UK supermarket brand George at Asda is on a journey to a more sustainable supply chain through its Responsible Retail programme. Lynne Tooms, senior director of quality and sourcing, explains why retailers need to understand more about where their products come from and the challenges faced by suppliers.

Latest News

Michelle Russell | 17 Nov 2016

The key priority for Asda is a focus on improving product availability and investing in price, the UK supermarket retailer has said, after revealing a fall in sales in its third-quarter. 


Michelle Russell | 8 Sep 2016

Efforts by Asda to reduce costs across the business boosted the UK supermarket retailer's profitability in its last fiscal year, but sales fell as it struggled to compete with the discount chains.


Michelle Russell | 18 Aug 2016

UK retailer Asda has recorded its worst quarterly sales performance on record as the "competitive environment" weighed on results. 


Michelle Russell | 6 Jun 2016

Andy Clarke, the chief executive of UK supermarket retailer Asda, has said he is stepping down, indicating that incoming COO Roger Burnley is in line to take over the top job.


Michelle Russell | 19 May 2016

UK retailer Asda has posted a fall in like-for-like sales in its first-quarter as a result of tough competition in the supermarket sector and traffic declines. 


Michelle Russell | 26 Apr 2016

George, the clothing line of UK supermarket group Asda, has signed a three-year partnership deal with global sports brand Umbro that will see the retailer sell an exclusively designed sports range across its stores.


Michelle Russell | 25 Feb 2016

Marks & Spencer CEO Marc Bolland, and Burberry CEO Christopher Bailey have joined a long list of apparel industry figures in voicing their opposition to Britain's exit from the European Union, which they believe will deter investment, threaten jobs and put the economy at risk.


Katie Smith | 19 Feb 2016

UK supermarket retailer Asda has said it is cautiously optimistic its sales will improve, despite posting another decline in quarterly like-for-likes. 


Michelle Russell | 18 Feb 2016

UK department store chain BHS is understood to have launched an investigation after one of its customers discovered an item of clothing with the label of supermarket chain Asda in it.


Michelle Russell | 20 Jan 2016

Fiona Lambert, the head of Asda's George clothing division, is to step down from her role amid a structural review at the UK retail group that will see hundreds of head office jobs cut. 


Katie Smith | 18 Nov 2015

Asda has recorded a 30% hike in online sales at its George fashion division during the third-quarter, bucking an overall decline in like-for-like sales at the UK supermarket retailer.


Katie Smith | 18 Nov 2015

Asda has recorded a 30% hike in online sales at its George fashion division during the third-quarter, bucking an overall decline in like-for-like sales at the UK supermarket retailer.


Michelle Russell | 5 Nov 2015

George, the clothing line of UK supermarket group Asda, has joined WRAP’s Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP), as the initiative revealed a reduction in water use of 12.5% per tonne of clothing over the last two years. 


Michelle Russell | 19 Aug 2015

UK retailer Asda has offered an optimistic outlook, despite posting its worst sales performance in the group's history, highlighting the fierce competition it faces from rivals.


Michelle Russell | 14 Apr 2015

Online fashion retailer Asos has appointed debt management executive Helen Ashton as its finance chief.


Michelle Russell | 19 Feb 2015

Asda has revealed a decline in revenues in a quarter in which the retailer said the market slowed significantly.


Katie Smith | 19 Dec 2014

UK retail sales grew at their fastest pace for almost 26 years in December, thanks, in part, to robust growth at clothing retailers.


Katie Smith | 26 Nov 2014

A decline in sales volumes at UK clothing chains in the year to November failed to offset overall retail growth in the run-up to Christmas, the latest figures show.


Katie Smith | 14 Nov 2014

Supermarket retailer Asda has said it is "pleased" with its performance in the third quarter, despite a fall in like-for-like sales.


Michelle Russell | 1 Oct 2014

Sainsbury's has said its clothing business continues to perform strongly as the UK retail group revealed a decline in second-quarter sales hurt by significant pricing activity and food price deflation.


Katie Smith | 18 Sep 2014

A near-shore fashion sourcing event set to take place later this month will include a debate on the challenges and opportunities for men's wear.


Katie Smith | 18 Sep 2014

A near-shore fashion sourcing event set to take place later this month will include a debate on the challenges and opportunities for men's wear.

Latest blogs

Michelle Russell | 14 Oct 2014

As UK retail giant Tesco continues to fight its way through the fallout from its recent accounting crisis, it seems a board member has begun compiling a list of candidates to succeed chairman Sir Richard Broadbent.


Katie Smith | 17 Jan 2014

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.

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