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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.


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.


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.


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.

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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.


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.

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Katie Smith | 15 Mar 2016

Sainsbury's saw its clothing sales increase more than 10% in the fourth quarter, as the UK retail group reported its first rise in overall like-for-like sales in over two years. 


With the holiday season done and dusted, UK apparel and footwear retailers are counting the cost. In the most recent Christmas trading reports, JD Sports, SuperGroup, Fat Face and Debenhams saw sales rise over the all-important trading period, while Tesco and Matalan recorded a decline in revenue. Sainsbury's posted an increase in clothing sales, Shop Direct delivered "record breaking" results, and Ted Baker enjoyed a "good retail performance". 


Michelle Russell | 11 Nov 2015

Sainsbury's today (11 November) said its clothing division performed “strongly” in the first-half of its financial year, despite the UK supermarket group revealing its lowest profit since 2010, sending its share price tumbling.


Michelle Russell | 17 Sep 2015

UK apparel retail sales grew 2.4% in the 24 weeks ended 2 August, above the five-year average, estimates have shown.


Michelle Russell | 13 Aug 2015

UK retail group Sainsbury's is to launch a website for its Tu clothing range, providing access to the collection nationwide.


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.


Katie Smith | 28 Jan 2015

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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).


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.

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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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