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Jose Gomez, VP of international business development for Mango talks to just-styleINTERVIEW: Mango continues on global growth trajectory 24 Oct 14

Michelle Russell

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.


COMMENT: Innovation is the name of the game 24 Oct 14

David Birnbaum

Innovation is all about change - sometimes planned, often unplanned. But there are lessons to be learned too, and as garment companies move to set up in-house innovation centres they would do well to take heed, writes David Birnbaum.


Analysts believe Tesco can now draw a line under its "darkest hours" Tesco's H1 profit plunge: What the analysts say 23 Oct 14

Katie Smith

In an unsurprising announcement this-morning (23 October), troubled UK retail behemoth Tesco posted a 92% decline in first-half profits, weighed down by its higher-than-expected accounting error. While many analysts believe Tesco can now draw a line under its darkest days, views are mixed on how fast a turnaround, if any, is likely for the business.


John Miln, CEO of the UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT), was speaking at the seminar Prospects for the British fashion industry: Quote/unquote 23 Oct 14

Katie Smith

Textile and apparel brands, manufacturers and retailers assembled in London this week to discuss the prospects for Britain's fashion industry. Domestic manufacturing, sector skills, and wearable technology were among the main points discussed. Here is a selection of comments made at the keynote seminar, organised by the Westminster Media Forum.


Analysts offer their views on AsosAsos FY profit drop: What the analysts say 21 Oct 14

Michelle Russell

Online apparel retailer Asos this morning (21 October) booked a mixed set of full-year results as sales soared but profits fell due to a combination of factors including a strong pound, operational investments and the impact of a fire at its main warehouse.


Colombia trade minister vows to aid struggling exporters 21 Oct 14

Ivan Castano Freeman

Colombia's Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Cecilia Alvarez-Correa has pledged to support the country's beleaguered textile exporters at a time when imports outpace exports three-to-one.


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Tesco woes continue after profit overstatementTesco woes continue after profit overstatement

Troubled UK retail behemoth Tesco has posted a 92% decline in first-half profits, weighed down by its higher-than-expected accounting error. While many analysts believe Tesco can now draw a line under its darkest days, views are mixed on how fast a turnaround, if any, is likely for the business.

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Leonie BarrieLatest blog entry: Nike hopes to win women's sportswear race 24 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Competition for pole position in the women's sportswear market is about to heat up after Nike this week revealed it has set its sights on growing its women's business by 40% over the next two years.


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