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Expensive US dollar hitting H&M sourcing costs

H&M Hennes & Mauritz has acknowledged that pricing may have to fluctuate to reflect challenges created by the increasingly expensive US doll...

Asos trading update: What the analysts say

Asos this morning (13 January) revealed an “encouraging” December trading statement in line with analyst expectations, demonstrating progres...

Online apparel retailing: Amazon-ly unviable?

Despite the hype, it's amazing how insignificant the internet is on the garment trade, writes Mike Flanagan. While every clothing brand and...

M&S trading update: What the analysts say

Marks & Spencer this morning (8 January) revealed a "difficult quarter" for general merchandise, with sales down 5.4% and like-for-like sale...

Latest Interviews

George at Asda on responsible retail journey 20 Jan 2015

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.

M&S continuing to drive sustainability agenda 12 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

UK retailer Marks & Spencer is on something of a mission: To become the world's most sustainable retailer through its ambitious Plan A environmental and ethical programme. The person in charge of implementing this globally is Adam Elman, head of Plan A delivery, who discusses the initiative's challenging targets and the need for wider industry collaboration.

Latest News

UK clothing sales see strongest rise in two years 29 Jan 2015

Katie Smith

UK retail sales remained robust in January, slightly exceeding expectations, with clothing chains booking the strongest rise since February 2013.

River Island taps tech innovation with TrueStart 29 Jan 2015

Michelle Russell

UK apparel retailer River Island is hoping to tap into further innovation in technology for its business through a partnership with retail and fashion accelerator TrueStart.

Tesco store closures to hit 2,000 jobs 29 Jan 2015

Michelle Russell

Retail behemoth Tesco has revealed the locations of the 43 unprofitable stores it is closing in the UK as part of CEO Dave Lewis's turnaround plan, putting 2,000 jobs at risk.

Gerry Weber records mixed FY 29 Jan 2015

Michelle Russell

German fashion house Gerry Weber International has booked a mixed set of results for its full-year as flat sales failed to meet company expectations, but margins and earnings improved.

PrimaLoft to develop performance knit textile line 29 Jan 2015

Michelle Russell

Materials science business PrimaLoft is to develop a line of performance knit textiles as part of a partnership with Mitsui Bussan Techno Products.

H&M Q4 mixed but plans 400 new stores 28 Jan 2015

Michelle Russell

Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz has booked what analysts believe are “disappointing” fourth-quarter results as margins continue to decline, but revealed plans to expand this year.

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