Zara

Apparel and textile industry company news

Subscribe via RSSWhat is RSS?

Latest Insights

Millennials to separate apparel winners and losers

Millennial consumers are coming of age, with UK forecasts suggesting their spending on fashion over the next five years will grow at double...

Who's winning in UK apparel shopping switch?

Primark may be reaching saturation point in the UK market, making it more difficult to hold and retain customers, analysts believe. But whil...


Internet pureplays winning in UK apparel space

Michelle Russell | 12 Feb 2015

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.


Challenge awaits new Abercrombie & Fitch CEO

Michelle Russell | 10 Dec 2014

Abercrombie & Fitch's stock rose 6.7% yesterday (9 December) on the news its long-serving and often controversial CEO Mike Jeffries had stepped down. The move follows several quarters of lacklustre sales for the group and opens up something of a challenging role for his replacement.


Mexico urges fast-fashion brands to source locally

Ivan Castano Freeman | 28 Oct 2014

Global fast-fashion brands such as H&M, Forever 21 and American Eagle Outfitters who are keen to grow their business in Mexico are being urged to start sourcing apparel there instead of in Asia.


IAF convention calls for innovation and inclusion

Ivan Castano Freeman | 9 Oct 2014

Global apparel brands must boost innovation and put customers at the centre of their growth strategies in order to survive an increasingly challenging market, industry executives said at the International Apparel Federation's 30th Fashion Convention in Colombia last week.

Latest Interviews

Mango continues on global growth trajectory

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.


Interview: Sportsgirl CEO Elle Roseby

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

Higher sales and margins boost Inditex Q1

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.


Zara says discrimination lawsuit "shocking"

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”.


Zara faces US discrimination lawsuit

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.


Zara rebuts labour rights violation claims

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.


Inditex beats forecasts with 5% FY profit rise

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.


Online fashion retailer Boohoo bans angora

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.


Inditex books "strong" 9-month performance

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.


Lacoste joins ban on angora

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.


Monsoon Accessorize joins ban on angora

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.


French Connection commits to stop selling angora

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.


IAF's 30th Convention kickstarts in Colombia

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.


Inditex books "strong" H1 despite sales decline

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.


Safety pacts "not part" of Ralph Lauren strategy

Katie Smith | 11 Aug 2014

Luxury apparel giant Ralph Lauren Corporation has said becoming a member of one of two groups working to improve safety and working conditions in Bangladesh's textile industry is "not part" of its strategy.


just-style's research roundup

Liz Hague | 18 Jul 2014

The latest reports from just-style's research store include a case study of US fashion apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters, a global review of denim and jeanswear, and a country report of Vietnam.


Ted Baker “no plans” to stop using wool

Katie Smith | 17 Jul 2014

UK apparel lifestyle brand Ted Baker has told just-style it has no plans to boycott wool, despite calls to from an animal rights group, which exposed a series of violations in the industry.


Inditex to speed up supply chain with RFID

Katie Smith | 16 Jul 2014

Spanish retail giant Inditex is to implement radio frequency garment identification (RFID) technology into all of its stores in a bid speed up its supply chain processes.


Primark launches investigation after wool probe

Katie Smith | 15 Jul 2014

UK value fashion retailer Primark has launched an investigation following the release of video footage exposing a series of violations in the wool industry.


Winning US retailers rethinking business models

Richard Woodard | 15 Jul 2014

Successful US retailers in the post-recession era have adapted their business models to remain relevant to consumers, according to new research.


PETA urges wool boycott after undercover probe

Katie Smith | 14 Jul 2014

Retailers and consumers are being urged by animal rights activists to boycott wool products after an investigation is said to have exposed a series of violations in the industry.


Top stories this week on just-style...

Katie Smith | 11 Jul 2014

The most-read stories on just-style this week include June's UK clothing retail prices falling to their lowest level since 2006, Inditex renewing an agreement to monitor its supply chain, and a look at the decline in US apparel imports in May.


Inditex renews agreement to track the supply chain

Leonie Barrie | 8 Jul 2014

Spanish retail giant Inditex, operator of the Zara fast fashion chain, has renewed a "ground-breaking" agreement designed to monitor and track the retail supply chain.


M&S reshuffles as international director departs

Leonie Barrie | 30 Jun 2014

Retailer Marks & Spencer is shuffling the responsibilities of its executive team in a move that highlights the growing importance of its online and international businesses.

Latest blogs

Self-assembly fashion line for Ikea?

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.


Zara under fire over "Holocaust" T-shirt

Michelle Russell | 28 Aug 2014

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

just-style homepage



Forgot your password?