Top stories on just-style this week...
Among the most-read stories on just-style this week was news that Marks & Spencer's general merchandise executive director Kate Bostock is leaving the company, the latest inter-governmental report on the world's cotton trade, and a look at the challenges M&S's new executives face.
UK: Marks & Spencer fashion boss Bostock steps down
Marks & Spencer confirmed that general merchandise executive director Kate Bostock will leave the company "by mutual consent" as first quarter general merchandise sales plunged.
WORLD: Cotton trade projections point to low prices
The latest inter-governmental report on the world's cotton trade has lifted its forecast for global cotton stocks in the upcoming season, in a move that adds further weight to projections that international prices are set to stay low for another year.
M&S faces continuing challenges in clothing
Marks & Spencer, the UK's largest clothing retailer, is shaking up its senior management team after booking a 5.1% drop in first quarter general merchandise sales. Here, Petah Marian looks at the challenges the new executives will face as they attempt to turn around its clothing division.
Indian makers must face up to new challenges
The Indian apparel and textile industry needs to evolve and adapt quickly to overcome changing patterns in demand from its major export markets, delegates at a textile conference in New Delhi were told last week.
US: Warnaco to review European operations
Warnaco is conducting a comprehensive review of its European business, with the aim of "better positioning the company for future growth and improved profitability."
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Marks & Spencer chief executive Mark Bolland has come up against increasing pressure after the retailer delivered worse-than-expected third-quarter results with general merchandise taking the majority...
Retailer Marks & Spencer has reported worse-than-expected Christmas trading figures, with a poor performance in its general merchandise business - which includes clothing and footwear - offsetting str...
The CEO of apparel giant PVH has backed Warnaco's plans to turn around the Calvin Klein Jeans and underwear businesses, a company it is set to take over next year in a deal worth US$2.9bn....
PVH's acquisition of Warnaco will have the obvious benefit of uniting the Calvin Klein brand, but PVH chairman and CEO Emanuel Chirico also emphasised the potential to leverage Warnaco's strong platfo...
Global sourcing giant Li & Fung Ltd today (11 January) warned of a 40% fall in full-year core operating profit - and named a new president to lead its US unit where sales and margins have weakened....
Australian surfwear brand Billabong has appointed Peter Myers as group chief financial officer, replacing Craig White who resigned last month....
US women's wear retailer Ann Inc has shored up its eco-credentials by joining the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and rolling out its supply chain environmental programme with global vendors....
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