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Tesco takes second stab at US market with F&F

Retail behemoth Tesco this week revealed plans to open a chain of F&F clothing franchise stores in the US, marking the group's return to the...

Tesco FY results: What the analysts say

UK retail giant Tesco this morning (16 April) proved it remains under pressure after it revealed its second consecutive annual drop in profi...

PSF 2014: No one size fits all in apparel sourcing

Even though China continues to play a pivotal role as an apparel supplier, interest in alternative sources continues to dominate industry di...

PSF 2014: Shifting focus from cost to consumer

The apparel industry needs to find a better way of doing business. That's the stark message to emerge from supply chain executives who belie...

Latest Interviews

SuperGroup realigns supply chain to support growth 15 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

UK clothing retailer SuperGroup has had a somewhat buoyant year to date, with strong bottom line growth in its last three quarters, and ambitious plans to extend its international presence. To support this growth, the company has been busy re-aligning its supply chain. COO Susanne Given talks to Michelle Russell about the challenges international expansion brings and the group's position in the competitive youth apparel marketplace.


N Brown reaffirms commitment to Bangladesh 31 Mar 2014

Michelle Russell

Nearly a year on from the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory complex in Bangladesh, the collective work by brands and suppliers to ensure safer working conditions is starting to gain some traction. Andy York, ethical trading manager for retailer N Brown, has been closely involved in the efforts so far. He tells Michelle Russell that it is more important now than ever before to have an ethical supply chain - and that N Brown remains committed to Bangladesh.

Latest News

Mulberry profit warning "underpins struggle" 17 Apr 14

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.


Gap to grow China sales to $1bn in three years 17 Apr 14

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.


Winter boosts US women's apparel sales growth 17 Apr 14

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.


Stockmann to cut jobs as restructuring continues 17 Apr 14

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.


South Africa union welcomes apparel wage agreement 17 Apr 14

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.


Adidas promotes King to head up North America unit 17 Apr 14

Michelle Russell

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

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