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Top company strategic reviews of 2014

Macro factors, particularly in the US and Europe, have created a somewhat challenging environment for retailers in 2014. Many succumbed to h...

COMMENT: Mothercare turns corner but work ahead

Struggling UK mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare could finally be turning a corner after returning to profit in the first...

Retailers react to India forced labour allegations

A number of retailers have responded to allegations of "forced labour" amongst female textile workers in mills in southern India, with H&M b...

UK retail profit warnings hit new high

Intense competition, pricing pressure and currency headwinds are still denting UK retailer's expectations of an economic recovery, taking pr...

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Mothercare appoints Smothers as finance chief 9 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

Struggling UK mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare has appointed Richard Smothers as its chief financial officer.


Mothercare making progress as moves to H1 profit 20 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

Mothercare still has to achieve a "significant" recovery in sales densities, an analyst has said, despite the UK mother, baby and children's goods retailer returning to profit in the first half.


Indian women textile workers endure forced labour 28 Oct 2014

Richard Woodard

Female textile workers in mills in southern India are enduring horrific working conditions which amount to “forced labour”, according to a report from two pressure groups.


Mothercare raises GBP95m through rights issue 27 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Struggling mother and baby products retailer Mothercare has raised around GBP95m (US$153m) from its rights issue, which it hopes will help turn the fortunes of the company's UK operations around.


Destination Maternity expands into Israel 17 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Destination Maternity is to expand into Israel through an international franchise agreement with H&O Fashion Ltd, one of the country's most dominant fashion-retail chains.

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Exporters back India's budget but seek more 21 Jul 2014

Leonie Barrie

Indian apparel exporters are seeking a series of favourable policy decisions from the new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government, including export subsidies to offset import duties imposed by the EU while talks continue towards an EU-India free trade agreement.


Teen retail troubles continue 27 Jan 2014

Leonie Barrie

The troubled teen retail space saw more upheaval last week with the surprise departure of the chief executive of American Eagle Outfitters after less than two years in the role.

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