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Lazy stores lead to limp profits – Comment

Brick-and-mortar retailers are losing massive quantities of sales by dismally failing to provide an engaging shopping environment, writes Em...

Why fast fashion isn't a case of one size fits all

The fast fashion model, in all its guises, is ensuring some retailers thrive in spite of challenging market conditions. Here, Bob McKee, ind...


Leonie Barrie | 8 Oct 2015

As the world’s two largest fast fashion retailers, it’s no surprise that Inditex and H&M continue to outperform their peers with their market-leading supply chains - or that common themes unite all the top European supply chain companies.


Katie Smith | 25 Sep 2015

Deflationary pressures, the rise of Amazon and the expansion of off-price and fast fashion chains all have the potential to disrupt traditional US apparel retailers - but it is the athletic players that are “well positioned” to come out on top, analysts suggest.


Katie Smith | 20 Aug 2015

Millennial consumers are coming of age, with UK forecasts suggesting their spending on fashion over the next five years will grow at double the rate of apparel spend overall. Which means retailers need to have a strong digital presence and sophisticated product delivery in order to benefit, according to new research.


Michelle Russell | 20 Feb 2015

Primark may be reaching saturation point in the UK market, making it more difficult to hold and retain customers, analysts believe. But while price-savvy H&M has picked up some shoppers, the value retailer also appears to have gained from the likes of Next and M&S.

Latest Interviews

Michelle Russell | 24 Oct 2014

Spanish fashion retailer Mango might have its roots firmly in Europe, but is on a growth trajectory globally, making its presence felt in most major countries. just-style spoke with managing director Enric Casi and Jose Gomez, VP of international business development, about what the future holds and the challenges of operating in today's changing retail environment.


Petah Marian | 7 Nov 2011

Trendy Australian fashion retailer Sportsgirl has spent the last five years working to establish a presence in all areas of its customers' lives. CEO Elle Roseby spoke to Petah Marian about how the 63-year-old brand has managed to remain relevant for its internet-savvy shoppers.

Latest News

Beth Wright | 24 Aug 2016

Fast fashion retailer Zara USA has been hit with a US$5m lawsuit that claims the chain has been allegedly duping US consumers with misleading price tags.


Michelle Russell | 1 Aug 2016

Spanish retail giant Inditex is set to see the largest growth from its domestic market by 2020, analysts believe, thanks to its mixture of fast fashion and premium brands.


Michelle Russell | 20 Jul 2016

Inditex has signed an exclusive agreement with cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing to manufacture premium raw materials from textile waste as part of the Spanish fashion giant's commitment to the circular economy.


Michelle Russell | 13 Jul 2016

Inditex, owner of the Zara fashion brand, has published a list of its global direct and indirect wet processing suppliers, after being commended by Greenpeace for its "exemplary" approach to transparency.


Beth Wright | 6 Jul 2016

Inditex, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) and Benetton have been praised by environmental activist group Greenpeace for being on track to clean up their chains, while Victoria's Secret, Esprit and sports brands Nike and LiNing are lagging behind the field.


Michelle Russell | 15 Jun 2016

Inditex, owner of the Zara fashion brand, revealed a strong performance in its first-quarter thanks to its geographic expansion and sales growth across all regions. 


Leonie Barrie | 25 May 2016

Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, Zara brand owner Inditex and sportswear giant Nike are not only among the world’s leading brands, they also have some of the best supply chains too, according to a new review.


Katie Smith | 9 Mar 2016

Analysts remain upbeat that Inditex, owner of the Zara, Pull & Bear, and Massimo Dutti brands, can deliver double-digit earnings growth in the medium term, after annual sales and profit increased 15%.


Katie Smith | 10 Dec 2015

Inditex, owner of the Zara fashion brand, has booked strong double-digit net profit and sales increases for the first nine months of the year, thanks to what one analyst has described as "the strongest business model in apparel."


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.


Katie Smith | 10 Jun 2015

Spanish clothing giant Inditex beat market expectations with a 28% increase in first-quarter net profit, thanks to better-than-expected like-for-like sales and margin expansion.


Michelle Russell | 4 Jun 2015

Inditex-owned fashion chain Zara USA has said a US$40m lawsuit filed against it over alleged discrimination and the subsequent firing of its in-house counsel is “shocking”.


Michelle Russell | 3 Jun 2015

Inditex-owned fashion chain Zara USA is facing a US$40m lawsuit over the alleged discrimination and subsequent firing of its in-house counsel.


Richard Woodard | 14 May 2015

Inditex has moved to dismiss claims that its Zara retail fashion business has failed to resolve “numerous labour rights violations” in its supply chain in Brazil.


Richard Woodard | 18 Mar 2015

Retail clothing giant Inditex marginally beat market expectations with a 5% boost to full-year net profit, while group revenues were up 8% on last year.


Katie Smith | 23 Dec 2014

Online fashion retailer Boohoo has become the latest retailer to ban the use of angora in its products following pressure from animal rights group PETA.


Katie Smith | 11 Dec 2014

Spanish clothing retailer Inditex has delivered a "strong" set of third-quarter results, one analyst believes, and reflects the strength of its business model.


Michelle Russell | 8 Dec 2014

French fashion brand Lacoste has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.


Katie Smith | 29 Oct 2014

UK apparel and accessories retailer Monsoon Accessorize has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.


Michelle Russell | 17 Oct 2014

French Connection has become the latest firm to impose a ban on the use on angora from its future collections following pressure from animal rights group PETA.


Ivan Castano Freeman | 1 Oct 2014

The International Apparel Federation (IAF)'s 30th annual convention launched in Medellin, Colombia on Tuesday (29 September), luring 330 delegates from over 15 countries to discuss the industry's latest challenges.


Katie Smith | 17 Sep 2014

Spanish retailer Inditex delivered a "strong" set of first-half results as better cost control offset weaker gross margin, according to one analyst, despite a drop in sales.

Latest blogs

Michelle Russell | 31 Oct 2014

Yet another fast fashion brand could be about to launch, with suggestions that the next move by Swedish furniture retailer Ikea might be into apparel.


Michelle Russell | 28 Aug 2014

Inditex-owned fast fashion chain Zara has gone and done it again.

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