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UK retailers key to domestic manufacturing growth

With the value of the UK clothing market set to soar over the next five years, and consumers taking more of an interest in the origin and qu...

New Look to continue to build global brand

UK value fashion retailer New Look has said it will continue to focus on its strategy of building a global brand, despite puling out of Russ...

Michelle Russell | 23 Sep 2014

Just a week after Asos issued its third profit warning this year, reports at the weekend suggested a potential revolt from some of the brands it sells over its aggressive discounting - exacerbating issues already weighing on the online retailer.

Michelle Russell | 15 Aug 2014

Retail shares were among the biggest fallers last week as financial markets reacted to President Vladimir Putin's retaliation to the imposition of sanctions on Russia. While the ban was imposed on food and agricultural imports, the apparel industry is unlikely to be immune from the effects of the standoff, with majors like Adidas already suffering long-standing issues in the country.

Katie Smith | 13 Aug 2014

After booking a "stellar" first-quarter performance, UK value fashion retailer New Look has put the brakes on its expansion into Russia, citing concerns over the worsening political situation in the country.

Katie Smith | 3 Jun 2014

UK value fashion retailer New Look has said it has no concerns about the working conditions at its supplier factories in Cambodia, with CEO Anders Kristiansen stressing that corporate social responsibility is core to its business.

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Katie Smith | 5 Sep 2014

Garment supplier Echo Sourcing has been building its business in Bangladesh since 2005 and is confident of continued growth in a country that has been rocked by a number of safety issues. The company, however, is keen to broaden its horizons and is eyeing potential new markets such as Ethiopia. Mark Bannister, head of sustainability and projects, talks to just-style.

Joe Ayling | 27 Jun 2011

With 20 years of experience across manufacturing, retail and international development to her name, Abi Rushton is well-placed to help steer apparel sourcing strategies of the future. just-style news editor Joe Ayling found out more in the first part of an extended inteview on the global supply chain.

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Michelle Russell | 28 Mar 2017

Brait Societas Europaea, the South African company that owns New Look, has cancelled plans to list its shares in London as a result of concerns over the UK's decision to leave the EU.

Michelle Russell | 7 Feb 2017

UK fashion retailer New Look has offered a cautious outlook as it booked lower third-quarter like-for-like sales and earnings as a result of reduced footfall and a highly promotional retail environment.

Beth Wright | 27 Jan 2017

Top stories this week on just-style include a closer look at the start to Trump's presidency, from the order to withdraw from TPP to his first speech promising to "buy American and hire American". We also list ten retail trends to watch out for in the year ahead, and news that Gap's Banana Republic chief is to leave the company.

Michelle Russell | 24 Jan 2017

The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is advising retailers sourcing garments from the city of Leicester to impose significant sanctions against those factories that breach contracts.

Michelle Russell | 23 Jan 2017

UK garment factory workers producing for fashion brands including New Look, River Island and Boohoo have been found to be working for less than half the minimum wage, an undercover investigation has found.

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. 

Michelle Russell | 7 Jun 2016

UK fashion retailer New Look has delivered higher earnings and sales in its last fiscal year but offered a cautious outlook for a "challenging" year ahead.

Michelle Russell | 24 May 2016

Six international brands and retailers including Tesco, Esprit, KappAhl and New Look have joined a commitment to stop sourcing the raw material for their viscose and rayon textiles from ancient and endangered forests.

Michelle Russell | 4 Mar 2016

UK value fashion retailer New Look has promoted Emma Worley to the position of director for buying, merchandising and design. 

Katie Smith | 10 Feb 2016

Value fashion retailer New Look has delivered a strong performance in the first nine months of the year, with both sales and pre-tax profit rising, helped by double-digit growth online. 

Michelle Russell | 10 Nov 2015

UK value fashion retailer New Look has offered an optimistic outlook for the year and said it plans to expand further in China as it revealed higher first-half earnings and sales. 

Katie Smith | 16 Sep 2015

Concerns have been raised over health and safety standards in Pakistan's garment sector, after the roof of a garment factory collapsed killing four workers and injuring 16 others.

Katie Smith | 11 Aug 2015

UK value fashion retailer New Look has revealed it will open a series of standalone menswear stores as it swung to a loss in the first quarter, despite impressive sales on its mobile site.

Katie Smith | 30 Jun 2015

South African investment firm Brait has completed its takeover of UK value fashion retailer New Look, and named its CEO John Gnodde as non-executive chairman.

Katie Smith | 15 May 2015

South African investment firm Brait has agreed to acquire a majority stake in New Look for GBP780m (US$1.23bn), valuing the UK value fashion retailer at GBP1.9bn.

Beth Wright | 23 Feb 2015

UK fashion value retailer New Look is keeping tight-lipped over reports it has recruited JP Morgan to work on options for a flotation, which could value it at GBP2bn (US$3.09bn).

Katie Smith | 10 Feb 2015

New Look CEO Anders Kristiansen has said he believes the UK value fashion retailer is ready for an initial public offering (IPO) after booking a double-digit increase in third-quarter net profit.

Katie Smith | 23 Dec 2014

Online fashion retailer Boohoo has become the latest retailer to ban the use of angora in its products following pressure from animal rights group PETA.

Katie Smith | 11 Dec 2014

Jigsaw product director Barbara Horspool has left the UK fashion retailer after two years in the role to join clothing and homeware retailer The White Company.

Michelle Russell | 8 Dec 2014

French fashion brand Lacoste has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.

Katie Smith | 24 Nov 2014

UK value fashion retailer New Look has completed the sale of its struggling French retail chain Mim to Main Asia (HK) Ltd, an independent company advised by sourcing giant Asia Global.

Katie Smith | 11 Nov 2014

UK value fashion retailer New Look Today (11 November) said it has pulled out of Russia and Ukraine due to political uncertainty, as it recorded an 89.1% jump in first-half profit.

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Michelle Russell | 18 Aug 2014

Retail shares have been among the biggest fallers in the last two weeks as financial markets react to President Vladimir Putin's retaliation to the imposition of sanctions on Russia.

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