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Tesco's H1 profit plunge: What the analysts say

In an unsurprising announcement this morning (23 October), troubled UK retail behemoth Tesco posted a 92% decline in first-half profits, wei...

Westminster Media Forum seminar: Quote/unquote

Textile and apparel brands, manufacturers and retailers assembled in London on Tuesday (21 October) to discuss the prospects for Britain's f...

Asos FY profit drop: What the analysts say

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 com...

Marks & Spencer to extend mobile phone monitoring

Retailer Marks & Spencer is planning to extend a programme that allows it to survey workers in its clothing supplier factories on their mobi...

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

Debenhams FY profits tumble on discounting 23 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

UK department store retailer Debenhams saw its profits tumble in last fiscal due to the impact of sales on last year's warm winter weather and heavy discounting during its crucial Christmas period.


UK clothing sales fall in warm September 23 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

The latest evidence that unseasonably mild weather in the UK is having an adverse impact on retailers came today (23 October) as new figures showed a drop in clothing sales during September.


Tesco chairman resigns as H1 profits plunge 92% 23 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

Tesco chairman Sir Richard Broadbent has stepped down in light of the accounting error that has resulted in a 92% decline in first-half profit for the troubled UK retail giant.


RNB Retail and Brands moves to Q4 profit 23 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Scandinavian retail business RNB Retail and Brands has moved to a profit and booked an increase in sales in its fourth-quarter.


SuperGroup management reshuffle shows "ambition" 22 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

SuperGroup's management reshuffle, which involves the appointment of Euan Sutherland as CEO, shows "strategic ambition" by the retailer, analysts believe.


Shoe Zone FY profit to meet expectations 22 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Shoe Zone has said its earnings for the year will be in line with expectations having had the best August in its history followed by a slow September, with a late start to the boot season.

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