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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...

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...


Michelle Russell | 9 Oct 2014

Internet and catalogue retailer N Brown Group saw its share price slump 12.9% this morning (9 October) after it revealed a decline in first-half earnings as a result of a number of business changes. Analysts offered a mixed view of the results.


Michelle Russell | 9 Oct 2014

Internet and catalogue retailer N Brown Group saw its share price slump 12.9% this morning (9 October) after it revealed a decline in first-half earnings as a result of a number of business changes. Analysts offered a mixed view of the results.


Katie Smith | 16 Sep 2014

Home shopping group N Brown this morning (16 September) reported a "mellow" first-half performance, with sales slipping as it continues with a number of strategic changes. While some analysts described the results as "disappointing", others remained upbeat about the retailer's future growth, forecasting a "healthier" second-half.


Michelle Russell | 24 Apr 2014

One year today, one of the worst industrial disasters in history occured when the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing nearly 1,200 workers. just-style has followed developments closely over the last 12 months, and here we take a look back at the thoughts of those in the industry.

Latest Interviews

Michelle Russell | 10 Apr 2015

A "constant run to keep up" with consumer demands is keeping multi-channel retailer N Brown on it toes as it adapts its sourcing model, its systems and international growth to keep apace. Paul Kendrick, customer, financial services and international director, explains.


Michelle Russell | 31 Mar 2014

Nearly a year on from the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory complex in Bangladesh, the collective work by brands and suppliers to ensure safer working conditions is starting to gain some traction. Andy York, ethical trading manager for retailer N Brown, has been closely involved in the efforts so far. He tells Michelle Russell that it is more important now than ever before to have an ethical supply chain - and that N Brown remains committed to Bangladesh.

Latest News

Michelle Russell | 16 Jun 2016

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown has reaffirmed its full-year guidance as it revealed first-quarter results that were in line with company expectations. 


Beth Wright | 14 Jun 2016

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown is partnering with intranet experts Interact to drive a digital internal communications strategy as the next step in the company's transformation from direct mail-led to digital-first retailer.


Beth Wright | 17 May 2016

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown is undergoing the biggest business transformation in its 140 year history, refashioning itself from a direct mail-led to digital-first retailer.


Michelle Russell | 26 Apr 2016

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown is looking to connect with the digital start-up industry through the launch of a new innovation incubator programme.


Katie Smith | 20 Apr 2016

Ongoing transformation efforts by N Brown Group look set to allow the UK fashion retailer to grow its share of the clothing market, despite a fall in earnings in its last fiscal.


Michelle Russell | 21 Jan 2016

N Brown says it is on track to meet full year expectations as it revealed "pleasing" third-quarter sales thanks to a good performance over the Christmas trading period and higher online sales. 


Katie Smith | 14 Oct 2015

Analysts have mixed opinions on retailer N Brown Group after the owner of the Jacamo, Simply Be and JD Williams brands recorded a significant drop in first-half net profit, hurt by costs relating to its transformation to a digital-first business. 


Michelle Russell | 19 Jun 2015

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown has revealed first-quarter sales ahead of consensus but admitted it has work to do as JD Williams revenues were unmoved and it cautioned on US expansion.


Michelle Russell | 29 Apr 2015

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown has reiterated guidance for its next fiscal, despite revealing lower sales and gross margin for its full-year.


Richard Woodard | 11 Mar 2015

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown expects full-year profit to fall below expectations despite a revenue recovery in the fourth quarter.


Katie Smith | 9 Jan 2015

N Brown Group's chief financial officer Dean Moore is to step down from the online and catalogue fashion retailer after 11 years in the role.


Katie Smith | 9 Jan 2015

N Brown Group's chief financial officer Dean Moore is to step down from the online and catalogue fashion retailer after 11 years in the role.


Michelle Russell | 8 Jan 2015

UK fashion retailer N Brown has confirmed plans to discontinue its Gray & Osbourn catalogue and online business from June.


Katie Smith | 10 Dec 2014

N Brown Group is "on the right track" and will deliver a more positive performance in the months to come, one analyst believes, after the internet and catalogue retailer posted a drop in third-quarter sales.


Katie Smith | 10 Dec 2014

N Brown Group is "on the right track" and will deliver a more positive performance in the months to come, one analyst believes, after the internet and catalogue retailer posted a drop in third-quarter sales.


Richard Woodard | 10 Dec 2014

Sales at online and catalogue fashion retailer N Brown fell 2.3% in the third quarter, with revenues recovering later in the period after a poor start.


Michelle Russell | 15 Oct 2014

Despite N Brown publishing "subdued" first-half results this week, analysts believe its strategic plan is right and anticipate strong medium-term growth.


Michelle Russell | 9 Oct 2014

Internet and catalogue retailer N Brown Group has booked a decline in first-half earnings as a result of business changes related to phasing out some products, marketing activities and credit policy changes.


Michelle Russell | 9 Oct 2014

Internet and catalogue retailer N Brown Group has booked a decline in first-half earnings as a result of business changes related to phasing out some products, marketing activities and credit policy changes.


Katie Smith | 22 Sep 2014

Eight major fashion brands, including one of Cambodia's biggest customers, H&M, have indicated their support for talks to raise wages for Cambodian garment workers - in line with efforts to improve supplier productivity.


Katie Smith | 22 Sep 2014

Eight major fashion brands, including one of Cambodia's biggest customers, H&M, have indicated their support for talks to raise wages for Cambodian garment workers - in line with efforts to improve supplier productivity.


Katie Smith | 16 Sep 2014

Internet and catalogue retailer N Brown Group says it remains on track to deliver its full-year forecasts, despite a "mellow" first-half performance as it implements its long-term growth strategy.

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Michelle Russell | 7 Apr 2014

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Leonie Barrie | 10 Feb 2014

Winter storms played havoc with US apparel retailers in January. While some consumers were forced to stay at home, others simply lost the will, with holiday shopping fatigue, static wages, and a lack of inspiring new ranges all hitting comparable store sales.

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