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M&S trading update: What the analysts say

Marks & Spencer this morning (8 January) revealed a "difficult quarter" for general merchandise, with sales down 5.4% and like-for-like sale...

Who has pledged to ban the use of angora?

More than 60 brands and retailers have committed to end the use of angora in their future clothing and accessories collections, following on...

Bangladesh: The road ahead on remediation

As safety improvements at Bangladesh garment factories move from inspections to remediation, stakeholders warn the hard work is just beginni...

Who has signed up to the Greenpeace Detox Campaign

In 2011, Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report, which found toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing fa...

Latest Interviews

M&S continuing to drive sustainability agenda 12 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

UK retailer Marks & Spencer is on something of a mission: To become the world's most sustainable retailer through its ambitious Plan A environmental and ethical programme. The person in charge of implementing this globally is Adam Elman, head of Plan A delivery, who discusses the initiative's challenging targets and the need for wider industry collaboration.


INTERVIEW: Crystal CEO rises to the challenges 25 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

Building the business for long-term growth, but also ensuring that the company has a strong local supply chain in place to deliver on its goals, are among the challenges faced by Andrew Lo, CEO of Hong Kong based Crystal Group, as he continues to build the capacity and competitiveness of one of Asia's largest garment manufacturers.

Latest News

M&S clothing still fails to connect with consumers 8 Jan 2015

Michelle Russell

Marks & Spencer has not completely won back the confidence of consumers, analysts believe, after the retailer revealed a drop in like-for-like general merchandise sales and clothing sales impacted by unseasonal weather.


Jigsaw product director Horspool exits 11 Dec 2014

Katie Smith

Jigsaw product director Barbara Horspool has left the UK fashion retailer after two years in the role to join clothing and homeware retailer The White Company.


Primark latest to blame weather for sales 8 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

Value fashion retailer Primark has achieved like-for-like sales below the expectations of its parent company, as unusually warmer weather hurt revenues.


Top stories this week on just-style... 5 Dec 2014

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include M&S increasing the amount of Better Cotton it sources, Cache considering a third-party acquisition offer, and Tesco's management changes could help the retailer build a "a credible trading strategy".


M&S to appoint international supply chain chief 4 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

UK retailer Marks & Spencer is to appoint a head of international supply chain.

Latest blogs

2015 starting to shape up 12 Jan 2015

Leonie Barrie

With most holiday merchandise brought into the US early as retailers rushed to beat a possible shutdown of West Coast ports, it is perhaps not surprising that apparel imports fell in November.


Big gap between Ethiopia export goals and reality 10 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

Ethiopia may have more trump cards to play than any other sub-Sahara African country when it comes to developing a competitive cotton, textile and garment supply chain, but it still has a rough road ahead. Indeed, Ethiopia's growth as a garment exporter will be slower and more difficult than the government and local textile organisations predict.

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Marks & Spencer Plc in Retailing (United Kingdom)

Marks & Spencer Plc in Retailing (United Kingdom)

Having posted strong growth from its sales of packaged food throughout the economic recession, Marks & Spencer’s performance towards the end of the review period was hampered by the poor performance o...

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Marks & Spencer Plc in Apparel and Footwear (United Kingdom)

Marks & Spencer Plc in Apparel and Footwear (United Kingdom)

Marks & Spencer had a challenging 2013, with the company blaming unseasonal weather, limited consumer budgets and strong promotional activity as the main reasons for flat growth. The company is lookin...

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Marks & Spencer Plc in Apparel (United Kingdom)

Marks & Spencer Plc in Apparel (United Kingdom)

Marks & Spencer Plc offers a wide range of quality products at prices ranging from economy to high mid-range. It is one of the longest established British high street stores and sells clothing, food a...

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