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Internet pureplays winning in UK apparel space

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...

Retailers react to India forced labour allegations

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


Sainsbury's reaps benefits of clothing investments

Michelle Russell | 11 Jun 2014

Sainsbury's is now reaping the benefits of the investment it has made in its clothing division, an analyst has said, after the UK retailer this morning (11 June) revealed the business grew at double-digits in the first quarter.


Sainsbury's Q1 results: What the analysts say

Michelle Russell | 11 Jun 2014

UK retailer Sainsbury's this morning (11 June) issued its first-quarter trading update, in which it revealed that its clothing business continued to grow strongly, delivering double-digit like-for-like sales growth. Overall, analysts have offered an upbeat view on the retail group's update and the potential of its clothing business.


Turkey sets sights on sourcing business from Asia

Jonathan Dyson | 4 Jun 2014

Brands and retailers in the UK and other parts of Europe are "coming back" to Turkey as a source of textiles and clothing as they seek to diversify their supply chains away from Asia.


Sainsbury's Q4 sales: What the analysts say

Michelle Russell | 18 Mar 2014

Sainsbury's has ended a nine-year run of sales growth after revealing a decline in fourth-quarter revenues this morning (18 March). The retail group did, however, say its clothing business continues to perform well. Analysts offered a mixed view of the results.

Latest Interviews

Interview: Ranjan Mahtani, CEO, Epic Group

Leonie Barrie | 28 Feb 2012

Faced with what he describes as a "never-ending battle" against rising costs, Ranjan Mahtani, the CEO of Hong Kong based apparel supplier Epic Group, is in fighting mood. But what is also clear is his concern that the apparel industry's current preoccupation with price leaves it in danger of failing to see an even bigger and more worrying issue: the lack of new supply countries coming through.


Speaking with style: Ben Eavis, Sainsbury’s

Ben Cooper | 3 Sep 2010

Corporate sustainability is seen by sceptics as too often being 'more talk than action'. Ben Eavis, head of corporate responsibility at Sainsbury’s, spoke with Ben Cooper about how the various steering groups, reporting processes and stakeholder discussions at Sainsbury's facilitate action rather being an end in their own right.

Latest News

Clothing a bright spot in Sainsbury's FY slump

Michelle Russell | 6 May 2015

Clothing was the bright spot for UK retailer Sainsbury's last year as it booked its first loss in a decade.


Sainsbury's extends online clothing pilot

Katie Smith | 28 Jan 2015

UK supermarket retailer Sainsbury's has extended a trial to sell its Tu clothing range online.


Sainsbury’s Q3 sales dip despite clothing surge

Richard Woodard | 7 Jan 2015

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s recorded sales declines over the Christmas period, despite strong trading from the company’s clothing and general merchandise businesses.


Sainsbury’s scents clothing potential as sales dip

Richard Woodard | 12 Nov 2014

Supermarket retailer Sainsbury’s has pledged to grow its non-food business, including clothing, after its second quarter profit and underlying sales both fell.


Sainsbury's clothing a bright spot in Q2 trading

Michelle Russell | 1 Oct 2014

Sainsbury's has said its clothing business continues to perform strongly as the UK retail group revealed a decline in second-quarter sales hurt by significant pricing activity and food price deflation.


Quality and sourcing help shield Sainsbury's

Michelle Russell | 1 Oct 2014

Sainsbury's focus on product quality and sourcing standards could help it reclaim ground as consumer finances begin to steadily improve, analysts believe. However, the retailer also has much to do after revealing a decline in second-quarter like-for-like sales.


Sainsbury's UK favourite fashion retailer

Michelle Russell | 17 Sep 2014

In a recent survey of 6,000 consumers by retail analysts Conlumino, Sainsbury's topped the poll as the nation's favourite fashion retailer. We take a look at some of the other shops who came out on top.


High Street Textile Testing Services joins MTS

Leonie Barrie | 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.


Top stories this week on just-style...

Katie Smith | 13 Jun 2014

The most-read stories on just-style this week include Gap's plans to source clothing from Burma/Myanmar, an analysis on Sainsbury's reaping the benefits of its investment in clothing, and a snapshot of the Mauritian textile and apparel industry.


Sainsbury's clothing sees strong Q1 sales growth

Michelle Russell | 11 Jun 2014

UK retail group Sainsbury's says its clothing business continued to grow strongly in the first quarter, delivering double-digit like-for-like sales growth.


Sainsbury's to pilot selling clothing online

Katie Smith | 9 Jun 2014

UK supermarket retailer Sainsbury's is to sell its Tu clothing range online as part of a pilot designed to complement its in-store business.


Sainsbury's to use inventory optimisation software

Leonie Barrie | 20 May 2014

Supermarket retailer Sainsbury's is to use inventory optimisation software to help improve allocation and replenishment of its fashion and general merchandise.


Sainsbury's annual clothing sales outpace food

Katie Smith | 7 May 2014

UK supermarket retailer Sainsbury's has booked a double-digit increase in full-year net profit - with non-food sales, which includes clothing, continuing to grow at more than twice the rate of food.


Sainsbury's promotes clothing boss in reshuffle

Katie Smith | 1 May 2014

Sainsbury's clothing boss James Brown has been promoted to director of all non-food trading, as part of a reshuffle to prepare for the departure of CEO Justin King.


Sainsbury's sales fall but clothing performs well

Michelle Russell | 18 Mar 2014

UK retail group Sainsbury's has ended its nine-year run of sales growth with a decline in fourth-quarter revenues, but says its clothing business continues to perform well.


Tesco to "accelerate" UK turnaround

Katy Askew | 25 Feb 2014

Tesco will "accelerate" efforts to turnaround its UK business while also capping capital expenditure, the company said today (25 February).


Sainsbury's signs two-year Gok Wan deal

Michelle Russell | 24 Feb 2014

Sainsbury's has extended its partnership with TV fashion stylist Gok Wan for another two years as it reveals its clothing business is growing at around 10% year-on-year.


Asda rounds off year with Q4 sales fall

Dean Best | 20 Feb 2014

Asda ended its 2013 financial year with a fall in underlying sales in the fourth quarter.


BGMEA to work with Impactt to improve productivity

Siddique Islam | 10 Feb 2014

Bangladesh's apparel trade body has signed a collaboration agreement with Impactt, a London-based leading ethical trading consultancy, to improve productivity in the ready-made garment industry.


UK retailers sign up to green goals

Katie Smith | 31 Jan 2014

A number of UK retailers have signed up to a range of green targets, as part of wider efforts to reduce waste, energy and water usage within the industry by 2020.


Coupe takes helm as King exits Sainsbury's

Katy Askew | 29 Jan 2014

Sainsbury's chief executive Justin King will leave the UK supermarket group this summer, when current commercial director Mike Coupe will take the helm at the firm.


Sainsbury's hails "record" clothing share

Michelle Russell | 8 Jan 2014

Sainsbury's achieved "record" levels of market share for its general merchandise and clothing business over the Christmas period, but group like-for-like sales remained flat.

Latest blogs

Retailers continue to be challenged over Christmas

Leonie Barrie | 13 Jan 2014

Results on the performance of apparel retailers over the key Christmas shopping season are continuing to trickle through, with figures released last week showing that December proved to be a challenging month for those in the US.

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