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It could be some time before Debenhams returns to a quality proposition, analysts believe, despite the UK department store retailer revealing several developments it hopes will remedy ongoing struggles.
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 diversify their supply chains away from Asia.
The Mauritian textile and apparel industry has overtaken sugar to become the country's largest export, with a turnover of around US$885m in 2013, a marginal increase of just 0.07% over the year before. Local textile and clothing manufacturers are working hard to sustain this growth, with several sharing their future ambitions with just-style.
The Rana Plaza factory disaster has proved to be a catalyst for change in Bangladesh. While there has been criticism of the speed of the factory inspection process and efforts to improve worker safety, a timeline of major milestones shows that progress is being made.
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.
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.
Department store retailer Debenhams and fashion retailer Peacocks have been named by the UK Government for failing to pay some of their workers the national minimum or living wage.
UK department store retailer Debenhams has told just-style it "constantly reviews its product offer and adapts to customer needs" in response to claims new CEO, Sergio Bucher, is cutting ties with some of the company's long-standing designers.
UK department store retailer Debenhams is preparing to enter the highly competitive sportswear and athleisure market, having revealed it will launch its first athleisure range in the New Year.
UK department store retailer Debenhams said it continues to invest in its supply chain in a bid to make it more efficient and flexible as it revealed a drop in full-year earnings.
Debenhams needs to tackle its underperformance in clothing in order to prevent further market share erosion, according to one analyst, as the UK department store retailer said uncertain trading conditions impacted the third quarter.
UK department store Debenhams has appointed Sergio Bucher, vice-president of fashion at Amazon, as its next CEO.
Michael Sharp, the CEO of Debenhams, has confirmed his departure as the UK department store retailer revealed a rise in first-half earnings and sales.
Mike Goring, retail director at UK department store retailer Debenhams, is stepping down after four years in the role.
With the holiday season done and dusted, UK apparel and footwear retailers are counting the cost. In the most recent Christmas trading reports, JD Sports, SuperGroup, Fat Face and Debenhams saw sales rise over the all-important trading period, while Tesco and Matalan recorded a decline in revenue. Sainsbury's posted an increase in clothing sales, Shop Direct delivered "record breaking" results, and Ted Baker enjoyed a "good retail performance".
UK department store retailer Debenhams has asked its suppliers for a discount in the run-up to the busy Christmas shopping period, in return for shorter payment terms.
The chief executive of Debenhams, Michael Sharp, is to step down following pressure from investors to shake-up the senior management team after several years of weak trading by the UK-based department store retailer.
Department store retailer Debenhams has recorded a better-than-expected set of first-half results, after making “good progress” against its strategy to become a leading international, multi-channel brand.
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.
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.
Struggling UK mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare has appointed Richard Smothers as its chief financial officer.
Sports Direct has raised its stake in UK department store retailer Debenhams, taking owner Mike Ashley's shareholding to 12.7%.
Value fashion retailer Primark says it stopped placing orders with one of its UK supplier that has since gone into administration.
UK department store retailer Debenhams saw its profits tumble in last fiscal due to the impact of sales on last year's warm winter weather and heavy discounting during its crucial Christmas period.
The UK department store market has recorded 21.4% growth in the past five years, even though shoppers have abandoned the format in favour of sector specialists and online pureplays.
Sports Direct has acquired a further 4.6% stake in UK department store retailer Debenhams.
In a recent survey of 6,000 consumers by retail analysts Conlumino, Sainsbury's topped the poll as the nation's favourite fashion retailer. We take a look at some of the other shops who came out on top.
The International Labour Organization-backed fund for victims of the Rana Plaza tragedy has distributed BDT108m (US$1.4m) to 700 cases.
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.
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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