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UK: Mulberry profit warning "underpins struggle"

Mulberry has issued its second profit warning since Christmas, with one analyst saying it underpins the struggle it has had trying to transi...

UK: Burberry re-emphasises China growth opportunities

British luxury brand Burberry has re-emphasised the growth opportunities it sees in China, after reporting a double-digit increase in second...

UK: Warmer weather boosts fashion retail sales

UK fashion sales performed "relatively well" in March, analysts say, helped by warmer weather and the launch of spring and summer ranges....

UK: China's Sanpower acquires House of Fraser for GBP480m

The Shanghai-listed retail arm of Chinese conglomerate Sanpower Group has secured an 89% stake in UK department store retailer House of Fras...

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US: Gap to grow China sales to $1bn in three years 17 Apr 2014

Katie Smith

Gap Inc says it expects sales in China to grow to US$1bn in three years to become the US retail giant's second-biggest market.

FINLAND: Stockmann to cut 330 jobs as restructuring continues 17 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

Finnish fashion and department store retailer Stockmann Group is pressing on with restructuring measures, which it hopes will reverse falling profits, resulting in 330 job losses.

S AFRICA: Union welcomes agreement on clothing industry wages 17 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

South Africa's textile workers union has welcomed a new agreement by the country's government that sets a minimum wage for workers and imposes penalties for non-compliance.

US: DSW appoints Meixelsperger as finance chief 17 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

Branded footwear and accessories retailer DSW has appointed Mary Meixelsperger as its chief financial officer.

US: American Apparel resolves listing deficiency 17 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

Basic clothing retailer American Apparel Inc has said it is back in compliance with the New York Stock Exchange's listing requirements.

GERMANY: Adidas promotes King to head up North America unit 17 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

German sportswear giant Adidas has promoted Mark King to the role of president of the group's North America division.

FRANCE: 'New' La Redoute looks to "break-even" in 2017 17 Apr 2014

Stuart Todd

Loss-making French mail order firm La Redoute is aiming to move out of the red in 2017, according to new owners Nathalie Balla and Eric Courteille.

UK: Shoppers return to high street in March 17 Apr 2014

Katie Smith

UK shopper numbers experienced growth in March after good promotions, new ranges, and warmer weather attracted them back to the high street.

US: Family Dollar deploys loss prevention technology 17 Apr 2014

Katie Smith

US discount retailer Family Dollar is implementing electronic article surveillance (EAS) loss prevention technology across its stores to improve productivity and profitability.

Top stories this week on just-style... 17 Apr 2014

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include warmer weather a welcome boost for UK fashion sales, an analysis on why no one strategy fits all in apparel sourcing, and Tesco to open a chain of F&F clothing stores in the US.

UK: Mulberry profit warning "underpins struggle" 17 Apr 2014

Katie Smith

Mulberry has issued its second profit warning since Christmas, with one analyst saying it underpins the struggle it has had trying to transition itself from a luxury brand to an uber luxury label.

US: Winter boosts women's apparel sales growth 17 Apr 2014

Katie Smith

Double-digit growth in sales of outerwear and tailored clothing helped drive a 4% increase in women's apparel sales in the US last year.

CHINA: Xiniya Fashion confident despite FY profit slump 17 Apr 2014

Katie Smith

Men's wear business China Xiniya Fashion says it remains confident in its outlook, despite reporting a 44.6% decline in annual profit.

FINLAND: H&M veteran to lead Marimekko design strategy 17 Apr 2014

Katie Smith

Finnish apparel and homeware business Marimekko has poached H&M executive Anna Teurnell as its new creative director, with responsibility for leading its design strategy.

GERMANY: Adidas beats sustainable performance footwear target 16 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

German sporting goods giant Adidas says its target of incorporating sustainable components into all newly-created performance footwear has been achieved two years ahead of schedule.

BANGLADESH: PM calls for clothing buyers to pay higher prices 16 Apr 2014

Poorna Rodrigo

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has told The German Confederation of Trade Unions (DGB) she wants global buyers to pay more for clothes so her country can pay its garment workers higher wages.

EUROPE: Parliament votes for mandatory 'made in' labels 16 Apr 2014

Katie Smith

The European Parliament has voted for 'made in' labels to be made compulsory for all non-food products to improve traceability, and tighten up product safety requirements.

BANGLADESH: Clothing exports to Japan to hit $1bn 16 Apr 2014

AZM Anas

Bangladesh clothing exports to Japan are increasing and could hit US$1bn in value in the next 12 months, due to capacity and product quality increases, a senior government official has told just-style.

UPDATE: CHINA: Adidas supplier in Government discussions over strike 16 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

Adidas has said it is closely monitoring the Yue Yuen shoe factory strike in China and that the supplier is in talks with the country's Government in a bid to address worker's concerns.

UK: Corset Story deploys cloud-based PLM system 16 Apr 2014

Katie Smith

UK clothing supplier Corset Story has implemented a cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) tool to support its growing business.

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