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Big gap between Ethiopia export goals and reality

Ethiopia may have more trump cards to play than any other sub-Sahara African country when it comes to developing a competitive cotton, texti...

Responsible apparel sourcing requires teamwork

Textile and apparel industry executives gathered in London last month to offer advice on some of the strategies they are employing how to he...

World Retail Congress 2014 Day Two: Quote/unquote

The second day of the annual World Retail Congress in Paris has shifted its focus onto cohesive supply chains, sustainable consumption, and...

Size Stream measures up new market opportunities

3D body scanners were first used to generate detailed size and shape data back in the late 1990s, and have since had a key role to play in h...

Latest Interviews

George at Asda on responsible retail journey 20 Jan 2015

Katie Smith

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.


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.

Latest News

UK retail sales see strongest growth in 26 years 19 Dec 2014

Katie Smith

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


UK clothing sales tumble in Christmas run-up 26 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

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.


Asda "pleased" despite Q3 like-for-like sales drop 14 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

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


Sainsbury's clothing a bright spot in Q2 trading 1 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

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.


Fashion sourcing event includes men's wear debate 18 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

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

Tesco chairman successor list "drawn up" 14 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

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.


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.

Company research

Asda Stores Limited - Strategy and SWOT Report

Asda Stores Limited - Strategy and SWOT Report

Asda Stores Limited - Strategy and SWOT Report, is a source of comprehensive company data and information. The report covers the company’s structure, operation, SWOT analysis, product and service offe...

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Apparel Specialist Retailers in the United Kingdom

Apparel Specialist Retailers in the United Kingdom

Sales of apparel specialist retailers were affected by the wet weather characterising the British summer in 2012, which discouraged consumers from buying spring/summer collections. On the other hand,...

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Apparel and Footwear Specialist Retailers in the United Kingdom

Apparel and Footwear Specialist Retailers in the United King

Apparel and footwear specialist retailers in the UK recorded sluggish growth in sales in 2013 as the trading environment in non-grocery retailing across much of the UK remained challenging. As well as...

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