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Who's winning in UK apparel shopping switch?

Primark may be reaching saturation point in the UK market, making it more difficult to hold and retain customers, analysts believe. But whil...

COMMENT: UK reshoring is far from a done deal

An increasing amount of hype in recent years has focused on the business of reshoring, including two separate reports in the last week alone...

Internet pureplays winning in UK apparel space

Internet pureplays like Asos are gaining the most share in the UK apparel market year-on-year, new data shows, while general stores are losi...

UK textile and clothing industry ready for growth?

The UK textile and clothing industry is worth nearly GBP9bn (US$13.71bn) to the country’s economy and is experiencing year-on-year export an...

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.


The Bangladesh Accord tackles unsafe factories 20 Feb 2014

Kitty So

As safety inspections on more than 1,500 garment factories supplying a group of mainly European retailers get underway this week, just-style speaks with Brad Loewen, the top safety official overseeing the effort.

Latest News

M&S Asia head quits as China stores to close 3 Mar 2015

Michelle Russell

UK retailer Marks & Spencer is to close five of its stores in Shanghai and has confirmed its head of Asia is to step down.


Next's head of menswear design to join M&S 30 Jan 2015

Michelle Russell

Next’s head of men's wear design, Simon Hawksworth, is to join UK retailer Marks & Spencer in the same role.


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.

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.

Company research

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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