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Tesco takes second stab at US market with F&F

Retail behemoth Tesco this week revealed plans to open a chain of F&F clothing franchise stores in the US, marking the group's return to the...

Tesco FY results: What the analysts say

UK retail giant Tesco this morning (16 April) proved it remains under pressure after it revealed its second consecutive annual drop in profi...

PSF 2014: No one size fits all in apparel sourcing

Even though China continues to play a pivotal role as an apparel supplier, interest in alternative sources continues to dominate industry di...

Ethiopia a rising star for sourcing garments

Ethiopia is fast becoming a rising star for sourcing garments. The country's efforts to build its textile and garment industry and offer com...

Latest Interviews

String traceability tool goes back to basics 23 Apr 2014

Leonie Barrie

Without knowing the precise history of the products it sells and then being able to verify the claims it makes, Tim Wilson, CEO of Historic Futures, believes the apparel industry will never be able to make a real difference to issues ranging from sustainability to illegal subcontracting. He is now taking the company's String platform back to the drawing board to tackle the issue of total traceability across the clothing supply chain.


Speaking with style: Abi Rushton 27 Jun 2011

Joe Ayling

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.

Latest News

Top stories this week on just-style... 17 Apr 2014

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include warmer weather a welcome boost for UK fashion sales, an analysis on why no one strategy fits all in apparel sourcing, and Tesco to open a chain of F&F clothing stores in the US.


Tesco remains under pressure as FY profits slump 16 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

UK retail giant Tesco has revealed its second consecutive annual drop in profits as the beleaguered behemoth struggles with sales at home and abroad.


Tesco to open chain of F&F clothing stores 15 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

Retail giant Tesco is returning to the US with a chain of F&F clothing franchise stores, just seven months after selling its Fresh & Easy supermarket operation in the country.


Tesco CFO McIlwee resigns 4 Apr 2014

Dean Best

Tesco CFO Laurie McIlwee has decided to leave the UK retailer, it was announced this afternoon (4 April).


ETI revises labour code clause on working hours 3 Apr 2014

Leonie Barrie

Workers in global supply chains should not be asked to work more than 60 hours per week, according to a revised clause in the labour code drawn up by an alliance of companies that includes Tesco, Asda, M&S, Next, New Look, Primark and Zara.

Latest blogs

Is China losing its competitive edge? 22 Apr 2014

Leonie Barrie

Further confirmation that China's garment manufacturing industry continues to lose its competitive edge came last week when it was revealed that a number of Hong Kong garment companies are looking to build plants in Burma/Myanmar.


The last few years have seen significant changes 3 Mar 2014

Leonie Barrie

The last few years have brought significant changes to the apparel sourcing landscape in Asia. The era of Chinese low-cost apparel manufacturing is a trend from the past, and several countries have stepped up to claim their part of the manufacturing pie. Apparel industry analysts say that although China's dominance continues, a clear segmentation is now taking place in Asia.

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