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World Retail Congress 2014 Day Two: Quote/unquote

The second day of the annual World Retail Congress in Paris has shifted its focus onto cohesive supply chains, sustainable consumption, and...

Retail confidence up despite economic uncertainty

A positive change in retail sales is expected over the next 12 months, with growth in North America, the Middle East, China and Africa offse...

World Retail Congress 2014 Day One: Quote/unquote

The great and the good of the retail industry have converged on Paris for three days for the annual World Retail Congress. New technologies,...

Li & Fung: China consumption to bring major change

Not content with dominating the global exporting landscape, China is now switching its focus to growth in domestic consumption. And accordin...

Latest Interviews

Echo Sourcing unveils new supply opportunities 5 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

Garment supplier Echo Sourcing has been building its business in Bangladesh since 2005 and is confident of continued growth in a country that has been rocked by a number of safety issues. The company, however, is keen to broaden its horizons and is eyeing potential new markets such as Ethiopia. Mark Bannister, head of sustainability and projects, talks to just-style.


INTERVIEW: David Nieper pushes Made in UK momentum 16 May 2014

Katie Smith

The momentum for 'Made in the UK' products might be growing in popularity - both with retailers and consumers - but a lack of skilled labour and an ageing workforce are weighing on its progress. One company working to reverse this is women's wear and nightwear fashion brand, David Nieper. Managing director Christopher Nieper tells Katie Smith why.

Latest News

Next's share price falls on lower Q3 sales growth 30 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

UK fashion retailer Next Plc saw its share price fall 4.1% this morning (30 September) after warmer weather led to lower-than-expected third-quarter sales growth.


Bricks still lead clicks in retail revenues 30 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

In-store sales are still the driving force behind retail sales despite the trend towards online shopping, according to a recent survey of senior retailers.


UK consumer confidence drops in September 30 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

Confidence among UK consumers dropped in September in what has been described as a new period of "stasis".


just-style's research roundup 30 Sep 2014

Ellie Morgan

The latest reports from just-style's research store include a look at specialist apparel and footwear retailers in Russia, an industry report on underwear manufacturers, and apparel markets in the top five European countries.


Textile value chain making Africa more competitive 29 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

The strength of having a supply chain that extends from the cotton field to the finished garment within a single country was one of the key messages to emerge from a meeting last week to look at making African cotton more competitive.


PVH promotes Timm to lead European operations 26 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

Oliver Timm has been promoted to the newly-created position of president of PVH Europe, as the company looks to strengthen its operations for the Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein brands in the region.

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