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Disruptive market drives supply chain change

Having an efficient and fast-reacting supply chain should be a must for any fashion brand or retailer - but "market disruption" caused by th...

M&S faces continuing challenges in clothing

Marks & Spencer, the UK's largest clothing retailer, is shaking up its senior management team after booking a 5.1% drop in first quarter gen...

Weather forecasts brighter outlook for retailers

The wettest April on record in the UK meant last month was a washout for retailers - but contrasts with an unexpectedly warm March that saw...

Adverse weather is 'snow joke' for retailers

The timing of the pre-Christmas snowfall could hardly have been worse for the UK high street....

Latest Interviews

M&S bolsters design and merchandise teams 23 May 2012

Petah Marian

After Marks & Spencer admitted to being caught short in women's wear during the fourth-quarter, it has moved to bolster its design and merchandise teams as well as ramping up the amount of clothing it sources on a fast-fashion basis. M&S executive director of general merchandise, Kate Bostock, spoke to journalists about its clothing strategy yesterday on the sidelines of the retailer's annual results.


Speaking with style: Phil Wrigley, New Look 20 Aug 2009

Joe Ayling

Value fashion retailer New Look has taken the opportunity to cash in on affordable fashion during the recession. The company's chairman and former CEO Phil Wrigley explains how in the second part of his interview session with just-style news editor Joe Ayling.

Latest News

City sees "no quick fix" for Debenhams 15 Apr 2014

Katie Smith

There is "no quick fix" for Debenhams, according to one analyst, after the UK department store retailer saw its first-half profit decline by almost a quarter.


North Face firm on commitment to supplier wages 2 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

The North Face says it remains committed to ensuring its suppliers meet the group's ethical standards despite a report accusing the outdoor wear brand of failing workers by not paying a living wage.


Retailers failing supply chain workers says study 31 Mar 2014

Michelle Russell

European retailers including Debenhams, Matalan and North Face are failing workers in their supply chain by not paying a living wage, according to a new brand survey.


PVH and Arvind team up on Calvin Klein in India 24 Mar 2014

Leonie Barrie

Apparel giant PVH Corp is teaming up with Arvind in another licensing deal - this time to distribute Calvin Klein Jeans apparel and accessories and Calvin Klein Underwear products in India.


Clemmow promoted to Debenhams e-commerce director 10 Mar 2014

Leonie Barrie

Department store retailer Debenhams has promoted Ross Clemmow as its new e-commerce director with immediate effect.

Latest blogs

A troubled start for Cambodia 6 Jan 2014

Leonie Barrie

2014 has got off to a troubled start in Cambodia, where protests over a new minimum wage for garment workers have been turning increasingly violent.


Retailers urged to use plus-size mannequins 9 Sep 2013

Katie Smith

UK apparel retailers have been urged to put plus-size mannequins in their stores to promote healthier attitudes to realistic body images for women.

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