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As consumer confidence remains stagnant, retailers have embraced the upcoming Jubilee celebrations and Olympics in the hope that the celebratory spirit will loosen consumers' wallets. Will the Jubilee weekend and Olympics provide consumers with a reason to spend? Katie Smith reports.
Faced with constant pressure to expand their businesses, fashion brands and retailers have a number of choices: they can add new merchandise lines, target customers at new price points or in new geographical markets, or attempt all three. But what is the best strategy? A new report from just-style offers advice to apparel brand managers wanting to breath new life into existing portfolios.
Sri Lankan clothing producer Timex is expanding its own brands in Asia and Europe as part of plans to move into higher margin areas to offset rising costs in its domestic manufacturing operations.
Value fashion chain New Look is living proof that an economic downturn can bring opportunity to some retailers. New Look chairman Phil Wrigley discusses how the current climate has impacted business, from retail sales through to the supply chain, in part one of this exclusive interview with just-style news editor Joe Ayling.
Fashion retail group Arcadia has been urged to sign the accord on fire and safety in Bangladesh, following the recent garment factory tragedies in the country.
Fashion retail group Arcadia is reportedly planning to open its first Topshop stores in Germany.
Gieves & Hawkes has revealed a series of management appointments in a bid to drive growth at the London-based tailor.
Arcadia owner Sir Philip Green is reportedly ramping up the retailer's use of British manufacturers.
Top stories on just-style this week include the Olympic Games failing to boost August retail sales in the UK, a look at just-style's latest management briefing on RFID technology and H&M calls for higher wages for garment workers in Bangladesh.
The Timex Group, one of Sri Lanka's leading export apparel manufacturers, has launched one of its own brand labels in the UK through high street department store chain BHS.
UK fashion retailer Arcadia Group, operator of the Topshop, Burton and Dorothy Perkins stores, has named Richard Price, Marks & Spencer's trading director for men's wear, as managing director of its BHS chain.
Clothing retailers in Europe, Australia and Canada have been accused of selling knitwear made in "prison-like conditions" by workers in Bangladesh who are paid as little as $0.16 an hour, a report claims.
Rising costs and pressure on margins will force women's wear retailers to rethink their pricing and sourcing strategies this year, according to new research, with British manufacturing poised to make a comeback.
Arcadia has revealed plans to close some 250 stores over the next few years as their leases expire.
Fashion chain retailer Ethel Austin, formerly part of the Life and Style group, has been saved from closure after being rescued from administration by businesswoman Sue Townsend, in a move that also saves 470 jobs.
Protests over UK government cuts were reported at a number of fashion retailers in London during the weekend.
Marks and Spencer's joint venture with Reliance Retail has made two appointments to its executive team in India.
Retailers selling "inappropriate" products for children such as such as padded bras, high heels and T-shirts with suggestive slogans, could face new restrictions under plans being mulled by the British government.
UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's says the departure of two non-food executives this week are unrelated.
UK fashion retailer Arcadia Group Ltd, owner of the Topshop, Topman, Wallis and Dorothy Perkins chains, today (18 November) said it is cautious about the year ahead amid signs that sales have slowed in the first weeks of its new financial year.
Workers in UK factories making clothes for some of the country's biggest high street stores suffer sweatshop conditions and are paid less than half the legal minimum wage, according to a television investigation being screened tonight (8 November).
UK retailer BHS slid to a full-year loss of GBP56.3m (US$82.1m), hit by exceptional costs associated with a corporate restructuring and assimilation into owner Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia retail empire.
A number of high-profile UK retailers are set to review their ranges amid a furore over “inappropriate” clothing for girls.
Former New Look chairman and chief executive Phil Wrigley has been named as the next chairman of drinks retailer Majestic Wine.
UK retailer Arcadia Group has decided to close ten of its BHS department stores, with value chain Primark taking over the leases.
The owner of UK retailer Arcadia Group is to take his popular Topshop chain to France, Italy and China, after a successful launch in New York.
UK retailer Arcadia Group has announced that current COO Ian Grabiner is to become the CEO of the company.
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