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Richard Woodard | 28 Nov 2013

The growth of inexpensive private label apparel is ending as the sector becomes less and less competitive, according to new research.


Leonie Barrie | 8 Oct 2009

A scathing report published yesterday (7 October) has criticised leading British brands and high street retailers for failing to pay a living wage to the workers making their garments – and says most have no plans in place to raise wages to acceptable levels in the near future.


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Based on feedback from 25 major high street brands, the latest ‘Let’s Clean Up Fashion’ report from rights group Labour Behind the Label grades the firms between zero and five based on their progress towards implementing a living wage.


just-style.com | 14 Jan 2008

The past few weeks have revealed precisely how much respite Christmas spending has granted fashion retailers on the UK high street, with chains including Marks and Spencer and JJB Sports providing trading updates on the festive period.

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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.

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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". 


Michelle Russell | 11 Jan 2016

UK department store retailer House of Fraser has revealed strong Christmas trading figures, thanks to a 40% jump in Black Friday online sales.


Katie Smith | 10 Dec 2015

UK department store retailer House of Fraser has posted an "encouraging" third-quarter performance with improvements in profit, sales and margins, and remains confident in its outlook. 


Michelle Russell | 22 Sep 2015

UK department store group House of Fraser has offered an optimistic outlook for the remainder of the year as it revealed sales and profit growth in its first half.


Michelle Russell | 21 Sep 2015

House of Fraser has appointed John Lewis executive Julian Burnett as chief information office (CIO) as part of the UK department store group's strategy to further develop its multichannel offer.


Michelle Russell | 19 Jun 2015

UK department store group House of Fraser has made a strong start to the year with positive sales growth from both stores and online.


Katie Smith | 21 Apr 2015

UK department store group House of Fraser has revealed it will open its first store in China next year after posting record annual sales and strong profit growth.


Katie Smith | 17 Apr 2015

House of Fraser has appointed Uday Kotla to the new role of chief information officer, as the UK department store retailer looks to ensure its strategy and development are "enhanced by technology".


Michelle Russell | 18 Feb 2015

John King, the CEO of UK department store retailer House of Fraser is to step down, with COO Nigel Oddy taking on his role.


Richard Woodard | 6 Jan 2015

Department store business House of Fraser enjoyed a "record" Christmas, with like-for-like sales up 8% in the six weeks to 3 January, and gross margins rising 9%.


Richard Woodard | 26 Nov 2014

Animal rights group PETA is calling on UK department store retailer Harvey Nichols to renew its fur ban, after uncovering “tremendous suffering” in the industry’s Origin Assured scheme.


Richard Woodard | 24 Sep 2014

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.


Leonie Barrie | 5 Sep 2014

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.


Katie Smith | 3 Sep 2014

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.


Katie Smith | 30 Jun 2014

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.


Leonie Barrie | 20 Jun 2014

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.


Katie Smith | 17 Apr 2014

The most-read stories on just-style this week include warmer weather a welcome boost for UK fashion sales, an analysis on why no one strategy fits all in apparel sourcing, and Tesco to open a chain of F&F clothing stores in the US.


Michelle Russell | 15 Apr 2014

UK department store retailer House of Fraser has said the continued success of its key strategic pillars has resulted in another record level of sales and profit for the year.


Michelle Russell | 14 Apr 2014

The Shanghai-listed retail arm of Chinese conglomerate Sanpower Group has secured an 89% stake in UK department store retailer House of Fraser.


Michelle Russell | 8 Apr 2014

Mike Ashley, the founder of retailer Sports Direct International, has acquired an 11% stake in department store group House of Fraser.


Michelle Russell | 8 Apr 2014

Mike Ashley, the founder of Sports Direct International, has sold a GBP223m (US$372.6m) stake in the sporting goods retailer.


Katie Smith | 4 Apr 2014

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a detailed analysis of a report which suggests more progress is needed on a living wage for supply chain workers, price hikes continue to loom over the leather industry, and China to invest in Xinjiang's textile industry.


Katie Smith | 31 Mar 2014

House of Fraser has refused to be drawn on reports Chinese conglomerate Sanpower Group has placed a surprise bid for the UK department store retailer.

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Leonie Barrie | 6 Jan 2014

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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