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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...

Teen retail being rocked by fast fashion headwinds

The popularity of fast fashion retailers such as Forever 21, H&M and Zara has changed the way consumers shop for value on a global basis. An...

US retailers' March 2014 sales roundup

US apparel retailers recorded mixed comparable store sales in March, but overall managed to beat very modest expectations resulting from the...

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

China shoe factory strike enters second week 23 Apr 14

Michelle Russell

Workers striking at the Yue Yuen shoe factory in China have rejected management's latest offer, pushing what has become the country's largest worker strike in recent history, into its second week.


just-style's research roundup 23 Apr 14

Liz Hague

The latest reports from just-style's research store include a look at prospects for the textile and clothing industry in Cambodia, an overview of the market for wearable technology, and a country report on Myanmar.


Bagir Group IPO raises GBP20m to support growth 22 Apr 14

Leonie Barrie

Suit maker Bagir Group Ltd plans to pay down its debt and invest in its Ethiopian production facility after raising GBP20m (US$33.4m) in an IPO on London's Alternative Investment Market (AIM) earlier this month.


Alliance inspections more than 50% complete 22 Apr 14

Richard Woodard

Inspections have been completed on more than half of the nearly 700 Bangladesh factories used by members of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety - which is also pledging to help pay the wages for workers at factories closed for renovation.


Reliance Retail FY sales up 34% 22 Apr 14

Richard Woodard

India’s Reliance Retail posted a 34% revenue rise in the year to 31 March, boosted by the opening of more than 200 new stores and robust like-for-like sales growth.


Etam sees 53% hike full-year profit 22 Apr 14

Katie Smith

Women's wear, lingerie and accessories retailer Etam Group has reported a 53% hike in annual net profit, despite a slight decline in sales.

Latest blogs

Is China losing its competitive edge? 22 Apr 14

Leonie Barrie

Further confirmation that China's garment manufacturing industry continues to lose its competitive edge came last week when it was revealed that a number of Hong Kong garment companies are looking to build plants in Burma/Myanmar.


just-style takes an Easter break 17 Apr 14

Katie Smith

We're heading off for an Easter break here in the UK, which means there will be no site updates or email newsletters on Friday (18 April) or Monday (21 April).

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