Primark may be reaching saturation point in the UK market, making it more difficult to hold and retain customers, analysts believe. But whil...
Internet pureplays like Asos are gaining the most share in the UK apparel market year-on-year, new data shows, while general stores are losi...
| 22 Jun 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.
| 6 Feb 2015
Value fashion giant Primark will use its low selling price to help sustain significant growth in 2015, increasing sales through further expansion into continental Europe and the Northeast US, analysts believe.
| 12 Jan 2015
Despite the hype, it's amazing how insignificant the internet is on the garment trade, writes Mike Flanagan. While every clothing brand and retailer uses the web for moving, receiving and monitoring information, relatively few clothes are sold this way.
| 10 Dec 2014
Abercrombie & Fitch's stock rose 6.7% yesterday (9 December) on the news its long-serving and often controversial CEO Mike Jeffries had stepped down. The move follows several quarters of lacklustre sales for the group and opens up something of a challenging role for his replacement.
| 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.
| 20 Aug 2009
Value fashion retailer New Look has taken the opportunity to cash in on affordable fashion during the recession. The company's chairman and former CEO Phil Wrigley explains how in the second part of his interview session with just-style news editor Joe Ayling.
| 1 Apr 2015
Value fashion giant Primark said it has completed paying more than 95% of long-term compensation payments to the 668 victims of its Rana Plaza supplier New Wave Bottoms.
| 23 Feb 2015
Primark was the key growth driver for Associated British Foods (ABF) in the first half, as sales at the value fashion giant grew and retail selling space increased.
| 15 Jan 2015
Value fashion giant Primark has revealed sales growth over the Christmas period driven by increased selling space and high sales densities in stores opened during the last year.
| 10 Dec 2014
Publicly-listed firm by global sourcing giant Li & Fung has bought Primark and Next Plc supplier May Trading Ltd out of administration.
| 8 Dec 2014
Value fashion retailer Primark has achieved like-for-like sales below the expectations of its parent company, as unusually warmer weather hurt revenues.
| 4 Nov 2014
An "impressive" set of full-year figures at value fashion retailer Primark comes despite its lack of online presence and heavy investment in international expansion - and reflects a rate of growth more usually seen in smaller companies, an analyst has said.
| 4 Nov 2014
Primark said it "substantially out-performed" in its last fiscal year, and revealed plans to extend its programme of structural assessments to include factories producing for it outside Bangladesh.
| 30 Oct 2014
Value fashion retailer Primark says it stopped placing orders with one of its UK supplier that has since gone into administration.
| 30 Oct 2014
Clothing and footwear is one of the categories set for the biggest growth in spending across the UK this Christmas, according to new research.
| 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.
| 21 Oct 2014
Sears Holdings has announced its intention to raise as much as US$625m through an unsecured loan and equity warrants in a bid to generate additional liquidity and shore up its balance sheet.
| 20 Oct 2014
UK value fashion retailer Primark has inked a deal with Sears Holdings which will see it lease space in seven stores in the US, a move that could be a sign of things to come.
| 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.
| 12 Sep 2014
The most-read stories on just-style this week include news that the Philippines is set to be granted GSP+ status by the EU, Primark ploughs on with sales growth and US expansion plans, and China and Vietnam continue to see gains in US apparel imports in July.
| 9 Sep 2014
The International Labour Organization-backed fund for victims of the Rana Plaza tragedy has distributed BDT108m (US$1.4m) to 700 cases.
| 8 Sep 2014
Primark has been "undeterred" by the various obstacles which have slowed parts of the fashion market, one analyst said today (8 September), after the group forecast strong full-year sales growth and updated its plans for US expansion.
| 5 Sep 2014
Textile and consumer product testing laboratory High Street Textile Testing Services (HSTTS) has been acquired by Modern Testing Services (MTS) in a move that helps expand its global reach.
| 17 Jul 2014
UK apparel lifestyle brand Ted Baker has told just-style it has no plans to boycott wool, despite calls to from an animal rights group, which exposed a series of violations in the industry.
| 15 Jul 2014
UK value fashion retailer Primark has launched an investigation following the release of video footage exposing a series of violations in the wool industry.
| 14 Jul 2014
Retailers and consumers are being urged by animal rights activists to boycott wool products after an investigation is said to have exposed a series of violations in the industry.
| 10 Jul 2014
An increase in selling space and warmer weather pushed sales up for UK value fashion retailer Primark in its third-quarter.
| 27 Jun 2014
Value fashion retailer Primark has launched an investigation after notes and messages were found in its clothing, supposedly from garment workers suffering "degrading sweatshop conditions" and "forced to work exhausting hours."
| 9 Feb 2015
Apparel shipments from Bangladesh to the US bounced back in December, posting their first rise since January last year.
| 24 Apr 2014
A campaign encouraging shoppers to ask where and how their garments have been made has been set up to mark the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster.
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