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Consumer engagement a new challenge for retailers

The growth of e-commerce and m-commerce is on the rise but retailers still need to do more to better meet consumer expectations online, acco...

Who has pledged to ban the use of angora?

More than 60 brands and retailers have committed to end the use of angora in their future clothing and accessories collections, following on...

Debenhams struggles to shed promotional image

It could be some time before Debenhams returns to a quality proposition, analysts believe, despite the UK department store retailer revealin...

Turkey sets sights on sourcing business from Asia

Brands and retailers in the UK and other parts of Europe are "coming back" to Turkey as a source of textiles and clothing as they seek to di...

Latest Interviews

Echo Sourcing unveils new supply opportunities 5 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

Garment supplier Echo Sourcing has been building its business in Bangladesh since 2005 and is confident of continued growth in a country that has been rocked by a number of safety issues. The company, however, is keen to broaden its horizons and is eyeing potential new markets such as Ethiopia. Mark Bannister, head of sustainability and projects, talks to just-style.


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.

Latest News

Mixed response to Debenhams Christmas update 13 Jan 2015

Richard Woodard

Department store operator Debenhams recorded a 4.9% rise in like-for-like sales over the Christmas period, but endured a “challenging” season for clothing.


Sports Direct silent on USC "store closures" 9 Jan 2015

Michelle Russell

UK retailer Sports Direct International has remained tight lipped over reports it is planning to close up to a third of its loss-making USC fashion stores.


Mothercare appoints Smothers as finance chief 9 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

Struggling UK mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare has appointed Richard Smothers as its chief financial officer.


Sports Direct raises interest in Debenhams 7 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

Sports Direct has raised its stake in UK department store retailer Debenhams, taking owner Mike Ashley's shareholding to 12.7%.


UK Primark supplier goes into administration 30 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Value fashion retailer Primark says it stopped placing orders with one of its UK supplier that has since gone into administration.

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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Debenhams plc - Strategy and SWOT Report

Debenhams plc - Strategy and SWOT Report

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Debenhams Plc - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

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Debenhams plc : Retailing - Company Profile & SWOT Report

Debenhams plc : Retailing - Company Profile & SWOT Report

Canadean's "Debenhams plc : Retailing - Company Profile, SWOT & Financial Report" contains in depth information and data about the company and its operations. The profile contains a company overview,...

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