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Shareholders will be looking to Paula Schneider to win back shoppersNew American Apparel CEO sees solid platform for growth 22 Jan 15

Michelle Russell

Ten days into her new role as American Apparel CEO, industry veteran Paula Schneider sounded a confident note as she told investors and analysts this week that she is ready to build on the solid foundations of the business.


INTERVIEW: George at Asda on responsible retail journey 20 Jan 15

Katie Smith

UK supermarket brand George at Asda is on a journey to a more sustainable supply chain through its Responsible Retail programme. Lynne Tooms, senior director of quality and sourcing, explains why retailers need to understand more about where their products come from and the challenges faced by suppliers.


Fabric vendors for American Apparel are being turned away by some of the factoring companiesConnected sourcing networks ease payment problems 20 Jan 15

Michelle Russell

Just as it seemed things couldn’t get any worse for American Apparel, reports emerged earlier this month that the struggling retailer has been delaying payments to its suppliers. While adding to the group's woes, industry observers believe such a move is also indicative of a wider issue facing the sector.


The Philippines garment sector will emerge as the main beneficiary of EU GSP+Philippines garment sector upbeat over EU GSP+ 19 Jan 15

Jens Kastner

The Philippines' garment sector is expected to be a key beneficiary of the country's inclusion within the European Union's (EU) GSP+ scheme from 1 January, allowing the export of 6,274 additional items of all kinds to the EU at zero tariffs over the next 10 years.


Who has signed the Bangladesh safety accord - update 19 Jan 15

Katie Smith

Some 190 companies have now signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Dhaka, which killed more than 1,100 people in 2013.


Outlook 2015: What keeps you awake at night? 15 Jan 15

Leonie Barrie

When it comes to other issues the apparel industry should be keeping a close eye on in the year ahead, compliance and factory safety, macroeconomic headwinds, trade legislation, and consumer confidence are all cited as likely to have a bearing on whether or not 2015 turns out to be better than 2014.


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Katie SmithLatest blog entry: World Sports Forum to focus on new markets 23 Jan 2015

Katie Smith

Anyone heading to ISPO Munich next month for what is arguably the world’s largest multi-segment sports exhibition, should also try to take in the World Sports Forum event on 'Entering and Exploring new Markets.'


US apparel import roundup US apparel import roundup

Monthly figures from the Department of Commerce's Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) highlight the rise and fall of global apparel imports into the US.


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just-style's summary of apparel and footwear news from the world’s local media.


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just-style editor Leonie Barrie shares her thoughts on some of the top stories in the news.


In the money In the money

A regular in-depth analysis prompted by what’s happening in the financial world and how it impacts on the apparel and footwear supply chain from manufacturing to retail.


The Flanarant The Flanarant

A forthright take on the follies the world’s apparel buying community has to deal with, from Mike Flanagan, CEO of Clothesource – and his suggestions for putting them right.


Speaking with style Speaking with style

Exclusive interviews with some of the apparel and footwear industry’s leading movers and shakers. Companies already featured include Marks & Spencer, H&M, Timberland, Adidas, New Look and Li & Fung.


Spotlight on... Spotlight on...

With a focus on individual companies, new or emerging markets, and issues such as product safety – this column takes a behind the scenes look that sheds new light on stories hitting the headlines.


Research updates Research updates

Facts and figures taken from some of the research reports published on just-style. Much of this information is only available in the reports themselves, so these articles provide a valuable snapshot of the latest data and forecasts.


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Retail roundup Retail roundup

A month-by-month overview of US apparel and shoe chains' sales results. Same-store sales figures help gauge how a specific retailer has performed, making this feature invaluable for evaluating your customers or competitors.

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