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Supermarket retailer Tesco has calculated that cutting lead times by one to two weeks on around one-third of the styles in its F&F clothing range adds 4-8% to net margin and generates savings of between GBP20m and GBP40m (US$30-60m). And this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the benefits of 3D virtual fit and prototyping technology.
Internet pureplays like Asos are gaining the most share in the UK apparel market year-on-year, new data shows, while general stores are losing out.
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.
Ethiopia may have more trump cards to play than any other sub-Sahara African country when it comes to developing a competitive cotton, textile and garment supply chain, but it still has a rough road ahead. Indeed, Ethiopia's growth as a garment exporter will be slower and more difficult than the government and local textile organisations predict.
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.
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.
Clothing outperformed the market over the Christmas period for UK supermarket giant Tesco, helping push total sales for the third quarter up 1.5%.
UK retail giant Tesco is to close two of its distribution centres – which will include the relocation of its garment operations – in a move expected to result in up to 1,000 job cuts.
Leading international businesses – including apparel and textile companies – are ill-prepared for the risk that comes from sourcing products linked to deforestation, a major cause of climate change, a new report claims.
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.
UK retail giant Tesco says it made "strong progress" in its first half as sales rose but earnings tumbled.
UK retail giant Tesco has booked an increase in group sales in the first quarter, and offered an optimistic outlook thanks to ongoing efforts to rebuild profitability.
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.
Tesco said it made significant progress last year as it reported a return to profit and its best quarterly sales growth for three years, but expressed caution on its ability to grow earnings in the coming year.
UK-based retailer Tesco has become the first supermarket to commit to the CoppaFeel! #brahijack campaign, by putting potentially life-saving labels into its bras.
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".
Among the most-read analysis articles on just-style in 2015 were stories relating to the rapid growth of Myanmar's garment sector, the impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement on countries such as Vietnam, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, five key trends in world textile and apparel trade, and Ethiopia's prospects as an emerging sourcing hub.
F&F, the fashion brand of UK supermarket retailer Tesco Stores, has become the latest member of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group, amid the formation of a new board of directors.
UK apparel retail sales grew 2.4% in the 24 weeks ended 2 August, above the five-year average, estimates have shown.
UK retail giant Tesco has booked a decline in first-quarter sales that was less than it had predicted and that beat analyst expectations.
UK retail giant Tesco has published what analysts have described as “a nightmare year” after it revealed a significant reduction in UK trading profit, the worst result in its 96-year history.
UK retailer Tesco is rolling out radio frequency identification (RFID) technology across its F&F clothing range in 550 UK stores, in a bid to improve in-store stock accuracy and product availability.
UK retail giant Tesco has appointed John Allan, chairman of the housebuilder Barratt Developments, as its new chairman.
Global technology and innovation executive Mike McNamara has left Tesco to join retail giant Target Corp as chief information officer.
Retail behemoth Tesco has revealed the locations of the 43 unprofitable stores it is closing in the UK as part of CEO Dave Lewis's turnaround plan, putting 2,000 jobs at risk.
Tesco has launched an online network for its 5,000 global suppliers as it works to increase transparency and improve its relationship with trading partners and customers.
Thousands of workers at UK retail giant Tesco should not be made to pay because of boardroom failure, a leading union has warned.
Retail giant Tesco posted better than expected Christmas trading results, boosted by a notable surge in online clothing sales.
Tesco's deal with Arcadia to sell some of the apparel group's largest brands in its supermarkets is a style of collaboration we are increasingly seeing more of as retailers secure a ready-made customer base and guaranteed footfall.
Speculation emerged last week that a group of investors is planning to bid for Adidas Group's Reebok unit, and that a likely sale would enable the German sportswear giant to realign its strategy as a fitness and lifestyle brand.
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