25 February 2014
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).
20 February 2014
Asda ended its 2013 financial year with a fall in underlying sales in the fourth quarter.
17 February 2014
The pressure for higher wages and better working conditions looks unstoppable – and is being accompanied by a wave of new initiatives aimed at making it easier for factories to compete while making these changes. But will they work? asks Mike Flanagan.
29 January 2014
Sainsbury's this morning (29 January) announced commercial director Mike Coupe will replace Justin King as the supermarket retailer's chief executive from July. While speculation will inevitably centre on what King will do next, the focus will also be on whether Coupe is a safe pair of hands for Sainsbury's and whether his focus will turn to the fast-growing area of clothing.
29 January 2014
Sainsbury's chief executive Justin King will leave the UK supermarket group this summer, when current commercial director Mike Coupe will take the helm at the firm.
28 January 2014
The UK Government is to more than double its investment in emerging frontier economies, joining forces with leading retailers to improve conditions for garment factory and farm workers.
24 January 2014
UK retailer Asda has invested in an RFID software solution to improve inventory visibility at store level for its George apparel merchandise.
23 January 2014
Unseasonably mild weather at the start of the year hit clothing retailers in 2013, according to new figures.
8 January 2014
UK retailer Sainsbury's this morning (8 January) said it achieved "record" levels of market share for its general merchandise and clothing business over the Christmas period. With that, analysts offered an upbeat view.
8 January 2014
Sainsbury's achieved "record" levels of market share for its general merchandise and clothing business over the Christmas period, but group like-for-like sales remained flat.
6 January 2014
UK retailer Asda has reported "a good performance" during what it described as a "very tough" Christmas trading period.
23 December 2013
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.
23 December 2013
just-style takes a look at some of the most interesting quotes to have featured in our news and insight in 2013.
19 December 2013
Clothing shops and department stores have led a retail recovery in the UK over the past few weeks, according to new research.
18 December 2013
Trade Facilitation is the new industry buzzword, but can anyone get excited about it? asks Mike Flanagan. They should, he says, highlighting here the potential of the WTO's Bali Package to enhance clothing supply chains. He also urges the industry to push for fast implementation, noting that garment workers would be the biggest beneficiaries.
10 December 2013
David Cheesewright, the head of Wal-Mart's operations in EMEA and Canada, is to be promoted to lead all of the retail giant's businesses outside the US.
28 November 2013
Clothing retailers saw some of the biggest sales declines in November, according to new figures, with overall UK retail sales flat for the second consecutive month.
15 November 2013
UK retailer Asda saw its third-quarter sales growth slow, but the business is looking to improve its clothing offer in store as part of a wider investment, according to one analyst.
28 October 2013
Footwear retailers were among the strongest performers in October, according to figures released today (28 October), while overall UK retail sales were flat during the month.
14 October 2013
UK fashion retailer Arcadia Group has added two trading directors to its BHS chain.
11 October 2013
The group representing more than 90 fashion retailers and brands working to improve fire and building safety in Bangladesh's garment industry has admitted that a fatal fire in a fabric mill earlier this week shows there is "still a long way to go" to achieving this goal.
10 October 2013
The death of at least nine workers in a fire at a fabric mill in Bangladesh earlier this week has led to renewed calls for efforts to ensure safe conditions in the country's garment sector - as well as questions on the extent to which audits need to be carried out further down the supply chain.
9 October 2013
The safety of Bangladesh's textile and garment industry has been called into question again today (9 October) after at least seven people were killed in a fire at a fabric factory at Sreepur in the district of Gazipur, around 40km north of Dhaka.
3 October 2013
Valued at US$87.0bn, the Middle East and African apparel market accounted for just 5% of total global apparel value sales in 2012. Nonetheless, it was the second fastest growing region globally in 2012, following Latin America, and is a valuable area of consideration for mass and luxury fashion brands alike, according to Euromonitor International.
25 September 2013
UK clothing retailers saw sales growth slow during September, according to an index by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
9 September 2013
UK logistics firm and one of the country's largest garment processors, Advanced Supply Chain (ASC), has invested GBP300,000 (US$470,969) in new finishing facilities at its Halifax site to increase capacity and meet growing demand.
6 September 2013
The countdown to London Fashion Week is being used by labour campaigners and the leader of a Bangladeshi garment union to battle for a living wage for factory workers.
16 August 2013
Asda saw its like-for-like sales growth slow in the second quarter in what the UK retailer said was a "tough" market.
15 August 2013
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 can utter the word “recovery” with any confidence.
12 August 2013
Asda's fashion label George is set to open its first store in Singapore this week through a franchise deal with the Al-Futtaim Group.