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Manufacturer Timex expands own-brand apparel 19 Nov 2012

Petah Marian

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.

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House of Fraser H1 earnings lift on sales gain 24 Sep 2014

Richard Woodard

Department store operator House of Fraser recorded increases to earnings and sales in the first half of its fiscal year, with evidence of growing momentum in the first two months of the third quarter.


High Street Textile Testing Services joins MTS 5 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

Textile and consumer product testing laboratory High Street Textile Testing Services (HSTTS) has been acquired by Modern Testing Services (MTS) in a move that helps expand its global reach.


House of Fraser completes sale to Nanjing Cenbest 3 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

The sale of UK department store retailer House of Fraser to the Shanghai-listed retail arm of Chinese conglomerate Sanpower Group for GBP480m (US$791.9m) has been completed.


House of Fraser in first-quarter sales boost 30 Jun 2014

Katie Smith

Higher online sales and increased demand for its own brands helped UK department store retailer House of Fraser to book a 2% rise in first-quarter like-for-like sales.


Shop Direct hires first fashion director from Gap 20 Jun 2014

Leonie Barrie

Online retailer Shop Direct, operator of the Very and Littlewoods brands, has tapped Gap's European buying director Zoe Matthews as its first fashion director.

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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.

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