6 March 2014
UK department store operator John Lewis has recorded an increase in full-year profit, driven by strong online growth and innovation.
3 March 2014
The idea of bringing mass-market garment production back to the UK is finally gaining momentum among manufacturers and retailers. But according to industry experts speaking at last week's ASBCI conference 'Making it in the UK - Ready or not?', there are still challenges to overcome if the 'Made in Britain' movement is to be successful once again. Katie Smith reports.
18 February 2014
More than 140 companies have now signed the new Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in April, which killed more than 1,100 people.
28 January 2014
The UK Government is to more than double its investment in emerging frontier economies, joining forces with leading retailers to improve conditions for garment factory and farm workers.
24 January 2014
UK-based retail giant Arcadia Group has joined a number of other firms in banning the use on angora across its brands, which include Miss Selfridge, Topshop, BHS, Dorothy Perkins and Wallis.
17 January 2014
Animal rights group PETA has welcomed the decision by UK department store retailer John Lewis to implement a permanent ban on angora wool in its future collections.
3 January 2014
Strong sales in its shops and online helped department store retailer John Lewis to "break records" over the Christmas trading period.
21 November 2013
Turnaround efforts at Mothercare have started to pay off after the UK retailer swung to its first half-year underlying profit since 2010/11.
20 September 2013
A number of the UK's largest retailers including John Lewis, Debenhams and House of Fraser have been accused of fixing the price of sports bras.
17 September 2013
Department store retailer Debenhams recorded a revenue rise of 2.5% in the year to 31 August, with like-for-like sales increasing by 2%.
12 September 2013
UK department store operator John Lewis saw first half sales rise on the back of expanding its own-brand collections.
23 July 2013
UK retailer John Lewis has pledged to grow the amount of locally manufactured products by 15% over the next two years.
17 July 2013
John Lewis's buying director for fashion, Matthew McCormack, is leaving the UK department store operator to return to Australia.
11 July 2013
Unveiling a new five-year plan to improve worker safety at the factories in Bangladesh that produce their clothing, North American brands and retailers were keen to stress the similarities between their own initiative and a separate scheme backed by 70 mainly European companies. That said, there are considerable differences too.
8 July 2013
UK fashion retailer Jigsaw has hired Richard Gilmore, currently planning director at Fred Perry, to the new role of COO as part of efforts to strengthen its management team.
4 July 2013
Clothing retailers met with UK government representatives yesterday (3 July) to discuss ways to improve their supply chains following the collapse of the Rana Plaza apparel factory building in Bangladesh earlier this year.
3 July 2013
UK department store retailer John Lewis has appointed Paula Nickolds as its new buying and brand director, succeeding Peter Ruis, who has been named CEO of clothing chain Jigsaw.
28 June 2013
Companies representing more than a third of UK clothing sales have signed the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP) 2020 Commitment, a scheme that will see them work together to reduce the environmental footprint of clothing.
3 June 2013
The UK government is putting pressure on clothing retailers that source from Bangladesh to improve the safety of their supply chains in the country.
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.