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Sir Philip Green submitted his Government spending review in the UK this week at the request of new Prime Minister David Cameron....

Jozef De Coster | 27 Feb 2013

Burma's garment industry has huge potential to contribute to national economic growth, both as a foreign exchange earner and a massive job provider. However, in order to achieve its full potential, the sector needs to overcome a range of obstacles, outlined here by Jozef De Coster.

Liz Hague | 18 Feb 2013

Featured reports from just-style's research store this week include company briefings on Arcadia, H&M and Next, a look at the trends in world textile and clothing trade, and global and regional trends in mill fibre consumption and man-made fibre production.

Katie Smith | 31 May 2012

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.

Katie Smith | 21 Jul 2011

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.

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Petah Marian | 19 Nov 2012

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. | 13 Aug 2009

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.

Latest News

Michelle Russell | 26 May 2016

The fall-out from the demise of UK apparel and homewares retailer BHS is starting to be felt as two of its suppliers have gone into administration, including the owner of the Pretty Polly, Gossard and Aristoc brands.

Michelle Russell | 18 May 2016

UK retailers Marks & Spencer and Debenhams stand to gain the most from the break up of high street stalwart BHS, which went into administration last month, according to one analyst. 

Michelle Russell | 11 May 2016

The administrators of UK retailer BHS are understood to have received five bids for the bulk of the business, just weeks after it collapsed into administration.

Leonie Barrie | 5 May 2016

The UK's Insolvency Service has been instructed to launch a fast-track investigation into the circumstances surrounding last week's collapse retailer BHS, which has left around 11,000 jobs at risk.

Michelle Russell | 28 Apr 2016

UK high street stalwart BHS has received a number of expressions of interest, its administrators have said, just days after filing for administration.

Michelle Russell | 25 Apr 2016

A lack of modernisation, an unclear brand identity and a rapidly evolving competitive landscape have driven the collapse of UK retailer BHS after 88 years trading.

Michelle Russell | 24 Mar 2016

High street stalwart BHS has won a stay of execution after creditors voted in support of a rent cut plan for some of its UK stores.

Michelle Russell | 4 Mar 2016

UK high street stalwart BHS has threatened to close around 40 stores unless it is successful in "substantially" reducing rents.

Katie Smith | 20 Mar 2015

Struggling department store chain BHS has confirmed the appointment of Darren Topp as its interim CEO following the resignation of Richard Price.

Michelle Russell | 19 Mar 2015

Troubled department store chain BHS said it is "looking at options" for its property portfolio that may result in store closures, following its sale last week to Retail Acquisitions.

Katie Smith | 12 Mar 2015

UK retailer Arcadia Group has sold its troubled department store chain BHS to Retail Acquisitions in a deal described by one analyst as a "sensible strategic" move.

Katie Smith | 24 Jul 2013

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.

Katie Smith | 5 Mar 2013

Fashion retail group Arcadia is reportedly planning to open its first Topshop stores in Germany.

Katie Smith | 5 Feb 2013

Gieves & Hawkes has revealed a series of management appointments in a bid to drive growth at the London-based tailor.

Petah Marian | 15 Oct 2012

Arcadia owner Sir Philip Green is reportedly ramping up the retailer's use of British manufacturers.

Katie Smith | 7 Sep 2012

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.

Dilshani Samaraweera | 5 Sep 2012

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.

Katie Smith | 22 Jun 2012

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.

Leonie Barrie | 15 Mar 2012

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.

Leonie Barrie | 15 Mar 2012

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.

Petah Marian | 24 Nov 2011

Arcadia has revealed plans to close some 250 stores over the next few years as their leases expire.

Katie Smith | 19 Aug 2011

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.

Katie Smith | 29 Mar 2011

Protests over UK government cuts were reported at a number of fashion retailers in London during the weekend.

Latest blogs

Michelle Russell | 17 May 2016

Innovation was the hot topic last week as a raft of apparel and textile companies revealed new fabrics, fibres and technologies designed to shake-up the industry.

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