26 November 2013
More than 100 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.
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.
17 October 2013
Retail group Mothercare continued to experience sales declines in its domestic market despite another period of international growth in the company’s second quarter.
18 July 2013
Mothercare has said it expects trading conditions to remain challenging in the UK and Europe after blaming an "increasingly promotional" market for a 3.4% sales decline in the first quarter.
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.
23 May 2013
Mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare has narrowed its first-quarter loss at the end of the first year into its three-year transformation plan, despite being hampered by ongoing challenges in its domestic market.
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).
11 April 2013
Retailer Mothercare today (11 April) said it remains confident in its outlook for the year ahead, despite posting a 5.1% fall in UK fourth-quarter sales a third of the way into its three-year transformation plan.
11 March 2013
Retail and consumer products consultancy Kurt Salmon has appointed Jas Virdee as head of its UK multi-channel practice, reflecting the growing importance of this offer.
19 February 2013
Mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare has appointed Matt Stringer as the commercial director of its UK business.
1 February 2013
Infant goods retailer Mothercare has parted company with the head of its UK business as part of a management reshuffle.
30 January 2013
Mothercare Australia has fallen into administration after a deal with private investment firm Myer Family Company to buy the business fell through.
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.
5 December 2012
US brands and retailers were baling out of Bangladesh even before the fire at the Tazreen Fashion factory killed more than 110 people at the end of last month. And given the subsequent criticism aimed at Walmart for sourcing there, many other buyers must also be wondering whether the country continues to be worth the risk, according to Mike Flanagan.
29 November 2012
UK based mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare has opened its first store in Sri Lanka with franchise partner Soft Logic Holdings.
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.
22 November 2012
Baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare has appointed Matt Smith as its chief financial director and executive director.
18 October 2012
Retailer Mothercare said there were signs of improvement in its beleaguered UK business despite posting a 5.9% decline in group sales in the first half of the fiscal year.
11 October 2012
Mother, baby and children's good retailer Mothercare Australia may have found a potential buyer for its business with private investment firm Myer Family Company Holdings.
5 October 2012
Mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare has announced two management appointments as it looks to focus on its global operations.
7 September 2012
Teen clothing retailer American Eagle Outfitters has revealed plans to open its first retail stores in the Philippines under a franchise agreement with Suyen Corp.
19 July 2012
Children's wear retailer Mothercare saw its first-quarter sales fall 4.4% today (19 July) on the back of weaker trading in the UK.
12 July 2012
Geert Peeters, senior vice president for Levi's global supply chain, has been appointed as supply chain director at Cath Kidston.
9 July 2012
Former Mothercare CFO Neil Harrington is set to join clothing and homewares retailer Cath Kidston later this year.
9 July 2012
Children's wear retailer Mothercare has appointed Dominic Lavelle as interim CFO, replacing Neil Harrington, who resigned in April.
29 June 2012
Children's wear retailer Mothercare has confirmed to just-style that Jeff Fagan, head of retail for the UK, is leaving the company.
15 June 2012
Top stories on just-style this week include a report on accusations that girls are working under slave labour conditions in southern India, Inditex's first quarter results, and a story about new guidelines for assigning serialised identification numbers to individual items.
11 June 2012
Textile and garment firms in southern India who supply dozens of major European and US brands and retailers, including Marks & Spencer, Mothercare and supermarket giant Tesco, are accused of selling clothing made by girls working in slave labour conditions.
24 May 2012
Leading global brands and retailers including H&M, Levi Strauss, Carrefour and Tesco have backed a three-year programme to clean up production in the Bangladeshi garment industry.
24 May 2012
The new chief executive of Mothercare Plc today (24 May) laid out his turnaround plans for the struggling children's products retailer after it swung to a full-year pre-tax loss of GBP102.9m (US$162m).