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Retailers voice concerns on Scottish independence

Ahead of Scotland's crucial referendum vote taking place tomorrow (18 September), retailers have weighed into the debate about the long-term...

Water scarcity a challenge to cotton supply chains

With World Water Week kicking off in Stockholm this Sunday (31 August), the need for better use of increasingly limited water resources will...

Education and training key to 'Made in UK' growth

UK textile and apparel executives met in London last week to discuss the challenges and opportunities suppliers and retailers face by manufa...

Mauritius overview: Textile and apparel firms

The Mauritian textile and apparel industry has overtaken sugar to become the country's largest export, with a turnover of around US$885m in...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Peter Ruis, chief executive of Jigsaw 8 May 2014

Michelle Russell

The arrival of new chief executive Peter Ruis at UK fashion retailer Jigsaw has seen the group shift to a more fashion-led focus. Eight months into the role, he talks to just-style about the group's sourcing ambitions, its focus on innovation, and Jigsaw's international expansion plans.


Speaking with style: John Miln, CEO of UKFT 31 Oct 2012

Petah Marian

For all of the hype around a renaissance in British clothing and textile manufacturing, John Miln, CEO of the UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT), believes that for now at least, it's mostly just talk. He spoke to Petah Marian about the state of UK manufacturing and some of the initiatives being undertaken by the industry body to grow the sector.

Latest News

M&S hires new CFO from John Lewis 17 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

UK retailer Marks & Spencer has appointed John Lewis finance chief Helen Weir as its next CFO.


Monsoon Accessorize joins ban on angora 29 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

UK apparel and accessories retailer Monsoon Accessorize has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.


Department store market grows despite traffic fall 7 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

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.


John Lewis appoints Viet as online director 24 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

Department store retailer John Lewis has appointed Sienne Veit to the newly created role of director of online product.


Sainsbury's UK favourite fashion retailer 17 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

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.

Latest blogs

World Retail Congress 2014 28 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

The annual World Retail Congress has returned to Paris this week for three days where the great and the good of the retail industry have converged to discuss the industry climate as we move out of a tough economic climate. New technologies, the rise of omni-channel, innovation and the supply chain of the future will all be discussed.


John Lewis retains UK's best retailer title 29 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

Department store retailer John Lewis has retained the number one spot as the UK's best retailer for customer satisfaction at the Verdict Customer Satisfaction Awards.

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