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World Retail Congress 2014 Day Two: Quote/unquote

The second day of the annual World Retail Congress in Paris has shifted its focus onto cohesive supply chains, sustainable consumption, and...

World Retail Congress 2014 Day One: Quote/unquote

The great and the good of the retail industry have converged on Paris for three days for the annual World Retail Congress. New technologies,...


Who has signed the Bangladesh safety accord?

Katie Smith | 27 Jul 2015

More than 200 companies have now signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Dhaka, which killed more than 1,100 people in 2013.


Top ten interviews on just-style in 2014...

Katie Smith | 23 Dec 2014

Among the industry executives who spoke with just-style this year were William E Connor, chairman and CEO of William E Connor & Associates; Crystal Group's CEO Andrew Lo; Helena Helmersson, head of sustainability for H&M; and Seth Ellison, Levis Strauss & Co's president for Europe.


Apparel industry not immune from Russia tensions

Michelle Russell | 15 Aug 2014

Retail shares were among the biggest fallers last week as financial markets reacted to President Vladimir Putin's retaliation to the imposition of sanctions on Russia. While the ban was imposed on food and agricultural imports, the apparel industry is unlikely to be immune from the effects of the standoff, with majors like Adidas already suffering long-standing issues in the country.


H&M continues to dispel disposable fashion image

Michelle Russell | 4 Feb 2014

Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has had a busy 12 months, including a ramp-up of its sustainability efforts, a 'living wage' project, and a focus on expanding its global presence. While its latest fourth-quarter earnings disappointed the market, the company appears forthright in its ambitions to make 2014 an equally, if not more successful, year for the group.

Latest Interviews

Mango continues on global growth trajectory

Michelle Russell | 24 Oct 2014

Spanish fashion retailer Mango might have its roots firmly in Europe, but is on a growth trajectory globally, making its presence felt in most major countries. just-style spoke with managing director Enric Casi and Jose Gomez, VP of international business development, about what the future holds and the challenges of operating in today's changing retail environment.


Speaking with style: Isak Halfon, Mango

Ivan Castano Freeman | 14 Aug 2010

It may be ten times smaller than archrival Inditex (owner of the Zara stores) but Spanish women's fashion chain Mango is nearly as well known, thanks to clever adverts featuring glamorous movie stars and a relentless expansion which has taken it to 100 countries in recent years. And there is room for more - much more - growth, expansion director and board member Isak Halfon tells just-style.

Latest News

Mango FY profit falls despite turnover growth

Katie Smith | 21 Apr 2015

A near double-digit hike in turnover failed to boost the bottom line at Spanish fashion retailer Mango, with full-year profit falling 11.2%.


Mango recruits Ruiz as CFO

Beth Wright | 26 Jan 2015

In the process of replacing its general manager Enric Casi, Spanish fashion brand Mango has recruited Toni Ruiz as chief financial officer.


French Connection commits to stop selling angora

Michelle Russell | 17 Oct 2014

French Connection has become the latest firm to impose a ban on the use on angora from its future collections following pressure from animal rights group PETA.


Elbit begins talks for sale of Mango Israel stores

Michelle Russell | 13 Oct 2014

Elbit Fashion Ltd, the Israeli franchisee for the Mango brand, has commenced talks for the sale of the retail chain's stores in Israel.


New certification for safe and sustainable textile

Michelle Russell | 3 Oct 2014

Oeko-Tex has developed a new textile certification for both safe and sustainably produced textiles.


Oeko-Tex takes MySTeP tool to US

Katie Smith | 18 Aug 2014

Oeko-Tex has introduced its new online platform that will enable brands, retailers and manufacturers to track and manage the sustainability of their supply chains to the US.


Global news roundup

Michelle Russell | 3 Jul 2014

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.


Mango full-year profit and sales grow 9%

Katie Smith | 3 Apr 2014

Spanish fashion retailer Mango has reported an increase in both annual profit and sales, thanks to the expansion of its retail space.


Bangladesh aid call stepped up as funds fall short

Michelle Russell | 26 Mar 2014

Campaigners are stepping up their calls for brands to pay into the Rana Plaza compensation fund after it was revealed to just-style that less than 20% of the amount required to make payments to all workers has so far been received.


Rana Plaza compensation to begin next month

Leonie Barrie | 19 Mar 2014

The committee set up to pay compensation to the victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse aims to distribute US$2m to around 3,600 workers and families before the one-year anniversary of the tragedy on 24 April.


Funds fall short as Rana Plaza compensation nears

Leonie Barrie | 14 Mar 2014

Compensation payments to victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse are due to start next month - but campaigners admit funds still fall far short of the $40m needed to make payments to all workers.


Unions call for Rana Plaza donations

Richard Woodard | 4 Mar 2014

More than 70 labour rights groups and unions have again called on clothing brands sourcing from Bangladesh to pay US$40m to victims of the Rana Plaza disaster before its first anniversary on 24 April.


AllSaints joins ban on angora

Leonie Barrie | 4 Feb 2014

Fashion retailer AllSaints has joined a number of other firms in banning the use on angora from its future collections following pressure from animal rights group PETA.


Asos expands with online launch in China

Katie Smith | 12 Nov 2013

UK online fashion retailer Asos has launched a standalone website in China.


Greenpeace Detox Catwalk names “greenwashers"

Richard Woodard | 1 Nov 2013

Environmental pressure group Greenpeace International has launched the Detox Catwalk – an online platform aimed at assessing companies’ progress at eliminating toxic chemical discharges from the supply chain.


Report criticises Rana Plaza compensation progress

Richard Woodard | 24 Oct 2013

Not enough progress has been made on delivering compensation to families and workers affected by the Rana Plaza building collapse, according to a new report from the Clean Clothes Campaign and the International Labour Rights Forum.


Brands commit to Bangladesh compensation talks

Leonie Barrie | 9 Sep 2013

Talks taking place this week to try to agree compensation payments for the victims and survivors of recent tragedies in Bangladesh will be attended by 12 brands - but more than 20 others are accused of avoiding the issue.


Retailers urged to discuss Rana Plaza compensation

Petah Marian | 24 Jul 2013

Retailers involved in the recent Bangladesh apparel factory tragedies are being called on to attend meetings to discuss compensation for victims.


Mango profit up 79% in 2012

Petah Marian | 11 Jun 2013

Spanish retailer Mango saw full year profit shoot up during the 2012 financial year.


Activists put Bangladesh compensation at EUR54m

Leonie Barrie | 24 May 2013

Labour rights groups estimate that more than EUR54m (US$71m) in long-term compensation payments are due to victims of the Rana Plaza factory complex collapse in Bangladesh last month.


More retailers join Bangladesh safety accord

Petah Marian | 15 May 2013

More retailers and brands have joined the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh ahead of the midnight deadline (15 May).


NGOs increase pressure to sign fire safety deal

Petah Marian | 10 May 2013

NGOs are increasing pressure on international clothing brands and retailers that source from Bangladesh to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety following another fatal incident in a garment factory.

Latest blogs

Will Adidas realign its strategy?

Leonie Barrie | 27 Oct 2014

Speculation emerged last week that a group of investors is planning to bid for Adidas Group's Reebok unit, and that a likely sale would enable the German sportswear giant to realign its strategy as a fitness and lifestyle brand.


World Retail Congress 2014

Michelle Russell | 28 Sep 2014

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.

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