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


Michelle Russell | 30 Oct 2014

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


Michelle Russell | 29 Jul 2014

Intense competition, pricing pressure and currency headwinds are still denting UK retailer's expectations of an economic recovery, taking profit warnings to their highest first-half total for three years, new figures reveal.


Michelle Russell | 17 Jul 2014

Mothercare officially welcomed boss Mark Newton-Jones into the fold today (17 July) as the retail group revealed its UK performance is beginning to stabilise.


Michelle Russell | 14 Mar 2014

The great and the good of the retail industry descended on London this week to share their views on the current climate, industry trends and thoughts on what the future holds for the British retail industry.

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Michelle Russell | 1 Jun 2017

Retailers must continue to invest in plus-size clothing, as research finds that one in every five pounds spent on womenswear this year will be spent on plus-size garments.


Beth Wright | 18 May 2017

Mother and baby products retailer Mothercare Plc has booked its first underlying profit for the first time in six years but said it will continue to close UK stores as it enters the second phase of its turnaround strategy. 


Michelle Russell | 11 May 2017

Richard Smothers, the chief financial officer for UK mother and baby products retailer Mothercare, has announced his intention to step down.


Michelle Russell | 6 Apr 2017

Mother and baby products retailer Mothercare Plc has booked a drop in group sales in its fourth-quarter on the back of weak international revenues, which offset UK sales growth.


Beth Wright | 12 Jan 2017

Mothercare has reported what analysts say is a "pleasing update" for its third-quarter, as the company continues to reap the rewards in the UK from its turnaround strategy.


Beth Wright | 24 Nov 2016

Mothercare says it felt the effects of a difficult first-half as poor weather resulted in lower sales, higher stocks and more discounting, with like-for-like sales dipping into negatives.


Michelle Russell | 25 Oct 2016

The majority of large apparel brands are ignoring the "endemic" abuse of Syrian refugees in Turkish clothing factories supplying European retailers, a new report has found. 


Beth Wright | 19 May 2016

Mothercare has reported its first profit in five years as its UK turnaround continues to make progress.


Katie Smith | 14 Apr 2016

Mothercare is taking key lessons learnt from the modernisation of its UK business to its international markets after the mother, baby and children's goods retailer reported a mixed fourth-quarter sales performance. 


Katie Smith | 14 Jan 2016

Mothercare needs to continue to apply learnings from the UK to its international business if it is to grow, one analyst has said, after the mother, baby and children's goods retailer reported a drop in third-quarter sales.


Katie Smith | 19 Nov 2015

Mothercare's turnaround efforts in the UK are bearing fruit after the mother, baby and children's goods retailer cut its first-half losses in the country, helping overall group profit to more than double.


Katie Smith | 22 Oct 2015

Mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare has said trading remains in line with full-year expectations despite posting a 7.1% decline in second-quarter sales. 


Katie Smith | 23 Jul 2015

UK mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare has seen its share price drop after reporting a decline in first-quarter sales, highlighting there is still more work ahead for its turnaround to take hold.


Michelle Russell | 22 May 2015

UK mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare said it has made progress against all six strategic pillars set out in its turnaround plan as it revealed lower pre-tax losses for the year.


Richard Woodard | 16 Apr 2015

Retailer Mothercare hailed the success of reducing promotional spend in the UK as fourth quarter sales rose by 4.1% on a global basis.


Richard Woodard | 15 Jan 2015

Group sales at UK retailer Mothercare fell 2.9% in the third quarter, with analysts divided on the progress of the company’s recovery plan.


Michelle Russell | 9 Jan 2015

UK mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare is implementing supply chain commerce solutions from Manhattan Associates to support its global multi-channel programme.


Michelle Russell | 9 Dec 2014

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


Katie Smith | 20 Nov 2014

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.


Richard Woodard | 28 Oct 2014

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.


Michelle Russell | 27 Oct 2014

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.


Michelle Russell | 17 Oct 2014

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.


Michelle Russell | 10 Oct 2014

Shares in Mothercare fell nearly 5% this morning (10 October) after shareholders in the children's goods retailer backed plans for a GBP100m rights issue to help fund a transformation plan.


Richard Woodard | 23 Sep 2014

UK retail business Mothercare is launching a GBP100m (US$163.6m) rights issue designed to drive the turnaround of the company’s UK operations, making it a digitally-led business.

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Leonie Barrie | 21 Jul 2014

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.


Leonie Barrie | 27 Jan 2014

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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