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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...


Who has signed the Bangladesh safety accord?

Katie Smith | 27 Jul 2015

More than 200 companies have now signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Dhaka, which killed more than 1,100 people in 2013.


Retailers react to India forced labour allegations

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.


UK retail profit warnings hit new high

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.


Mothercare pursues "aggressive" plan of recovery

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.

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Mothercare shares fall after Q1 sales decline

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.


Mothercare making progress as FY loss narrows

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.


Mothercare eyes UK recovery as Q4 sales up

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.


Analysts split on Mothercare Q3 progress

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.


Mothercare rolls out tool for multi-channel growth

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.


Mothercare appoints Smothers as finance chief

Michelle Russell | 9 Dec 2014

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

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.


Indian women textile workers endure forced labour

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.


Mothercare raises GBP95m through rights issue

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.


Destination Maternity expands into Israel

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.


Mothercare shares slide as rights issue agreed

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.


Mothercare GBP100m issue “to drive turnaround”

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.


Destination Maternity CEO Edward Krell exits

Katie Smith | 12 Aug 2014

Destination Maternity CEO Edward Krell has stepped down after six years to pursue other opportunities, and will be succeeded by Anthony Romano immediately.


Destination Maternity Q3 earnings and sales slide

Michelle Russell | 30 Jul 2014

Destination Maternity has reported a drop in earnings in its third-quarter as revenues also fell.


Mothercare upbeat as Destination Maternity bid off

Michelle Russell | 28 Jul 2014

Mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare says it will continue with its strategy to turn the business around following the withdrawal of a bid by Destination Maternity.


Mothercare CFO takes Debenhams finance chief role

Michelle Russell | 28 Jul 2014

UK department store retailer Debenhams has appointed Mothercare CFO Matt Smith as its finance chief.


Top stories this week on just-style...

Katie Smith | 18 Jul 2014

The most-read stories on just-style this week include an aggressive recovery plan unveiled by Mothercare's new boss, why Nicaragua apparel makers fear a bleak future from TPP, and Brandix takes new steps to encourage innovation in the country's textile and apparel industry.


Mothercare outlines modernisation plan for UK

Michelle Russell | 17 Jul 2014

Mothercare has outlined a modernising plan for it domestic business as the mother, baby and children's goods retailer revealed its UK performance is starting to stabilise.


Destination Maternity issues Q3 profit warning

Michelle Russell | 11 Jul 2014

Destination Maternity, which this month revealed two bids for UK firm Mothercare, has issued a profit warning following weak third-quarter sales.


Mothercare makes Newton-Jones' CEO role permanent

Michelle Russell | 10 Jul 2014

Mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare has appointed interim chief executive Mark Newton-Jones as its group CEO.


Mothercare shareholders backs US bid rejection

Michelle Russell | 7 Jul 2014

Mothercare shareholder Allianz Global Investors has backed the baby and toddler retailer in its decision to reject two takeover approaches from US firm Destination Maternity.


Mothercare bids do not reflect value of company

Michelle Russell | 2 Jul 2014

Mothercare has said the two takeover offers from US firm Destination Maternity do not reflect the inherent value of the company and questions the deliverability of the proposals.


Mothercare rejects two Destination Maternity bids

Michelle Russell | 2 Jul 2014

Mothercare has rejected two takeover approaches from US firm Destination Maternity, which value the struggling baby and toddler retailer at GBP266m (US$457m).


Mothercare share price jumps on FY profit hike

Katie Smith | 22 May 2014

Mothercare has seen its share price jump after a 61% jump in annual profits, leaving one analyst optimistic the baby and children's goods retailer will begin to show further improvement in the coming months.

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Exporters back India's budget but seek more

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.


Teen retail troubles continue

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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