16 May 2013
A total of 33 companies have signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building last month, which killed more than 1,000 people.
1 May 2013
How retailers deal with the omni-channel challenge varies greatly, as do opinions on how to integrate strategies for online, mobile and physical transactions.
11 April 2013
UK department store retailer John Lewis has tapped Marks & Spencer (M&S) for its head of buying for men's wear.
7 March 2013
UK department store operator John Lewis has recorded a jump in full-year profit fuelled by online growth.
14 February 2013
Department store operator John Lewis is set to cut a number of jobs in its stores as it looks to "streamline management structures" in some of its stores.
25 January 2013
John Lewis has appointed Mark Lewis to the newly created role of online director to grow the UK department store operator's e-commerce business.
17 January 2013
Doubts have been raised over the future viability of Mothercare’s UK operations after the infant goods retailer reported further sales declines in its third quarter.
11 January 2013
Department store operator John Lewis has launched its first private label lifestyle collection for men, women and children.
10 January 2013
Retailer Marks & Spencer has reported worse-than-expected Christmas trading figures, with a poor performance in its general merchandise business - which includes clothing and footwear - offsetting strong demand for food. "Dismal," "disappointing,' and "lacklustre" are some of the adjectives used by retail analysts to sum up M&S's results.
14 December 2012
From toxic T-shirts to virtual fitting rooms, defamatory garments and compostable shoes, the clothing and textiles industry in 2012 was anything but dull.
23 November 2012
Department store operator John Lewis has revealed it expects to add 21 stores to its portfolio by 2020 to drive further growth.
22 November 2012
Mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare today (22 November) said it is "on track" with its three-year turnaround plan after its half-year losses narrowed, but said it remains cautious in its outlook.
31 October 2012
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.
13 September 2012
Department store and supermarket operator John Lewis Partnership Plc has seen its first-half pre-tax profits soar by nearly 60%, as revenues rose on the back of events such as the diamond jubilee and the lead-up to the London 2012 Olympics.
5 September 2012
John Lewis has teamed up with British designer Alice Temperely to launch an exclusive clothing and accessories collection.
3 August 2012
Department store retailer John Lewis today (3 August) described a 12.9% rise in first-half sales as "hugely encouraging".
30 July 2012
Designer department store chain Lane Crawford has announced two newly-created senior management appointments to drive the company's omni-channel growth strategy.
31 May 2012
As consumer confidence remains stagnant, retailers have embraced the upcoming Jubilee celebrations and Olympics in the hope that the celebratory spirit will loosen consumers' wallets. Will the Jubilee weekend and Olympics provide consumers with a reason to spend? Katie Smith reports.
2 May 2012
Department store operator John Lewis has begun trialling a virtual fashion mirror at its flagship department store in London.
13 April 2012
Recent talk about high street brands and retailers shifting some of their manufacturing back to the UK requires long-term collaboration with local factories. Petah Marian looks at one such partnership.
29 March 2012
The administrators of Fenn Wright Mason have sold the business to Maxine Hargreaves-Adams, the daughter of Matalan founder John Hargreaves.
22 March 2012
UK high street retailers have been making a lot of noise of late about increasing their local sourcing. But with the domestic manufacturing sector now just a shadow of its former self, how realistic is such a move? Petah Marian reports.
20 March 2012
Clothing retailer SuperGroup has today (20 March) appointed Susanne Given to the newly created role as chief operating officer and Shaun Wills as chief financial officer.
14 March 2012
Department store operator John Lewis expects to see a "resurgence" in UK sourcing as retailers look to differentiate themselves and offer unique products as more and more customers shop online, its chairman Charlie Mayfield said today (14 March).
7 March 2012
Retail business the John Lewis Partnership posted a smaller full-year profit for the year to 28 January, but still outstripped its own expectations.
4 January 2012
John Lewis has reported a jump in sales over the Christmas period, with fashion and beauty recording strong growth.
4 November 2011
Department store retailer John Lewis is to show its support of British manufacturing by putting a 'Made in UK' logo on more than 4,000 products from next year.
14 September 2011
John Lewis reported a decline in first-half profit amid "continuing challenging trading conditions," but has accelerated investments in its future growth.
5 August 2011
Working conditions in the supply chain and environmental concerns may have been the primary CSR hotspots for the clothing sector in recent years, but this year has brought into clear relief the level of public concern over the commercialisation and sexualisation of children.
22 July 2011
David Walmsley has been appointed to help lead Marks and Spencer's e-commerce business.