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What Marks & Spencer's numbers mean for clothing

The annual results from UK retailer Marks & Spencer have raised hopes among investors that the group is facing a brighter future. Headlines...

US apparel retailers' April 2015 retail roundup

A shift in the timing of Easter, coupled with the lingering adverse effects of the West Coast port delays, as well as an economic soft patch...

Rana Plaza two years on: Timeline of change

On the day of the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, just-style looks at the changes and progress that ha...

Spotlight on...Target's Canada debacle

Just days after the closure of its remaining Canadian stores, just-style explores how empty shelves, mismanagement and over-hype combined to...

Latest Interviews

Multi-channel a "powerful proposition" for N Brown 10 Apr 2015

Michelle Russell

A "constant run to keep up" with consumer demands is keeping multi-channel retailer N Brown on it toes as it adapts its sourcing model, its systems and international growth to keep apace. Paul Kendrick, customer, financial services and international director, explains.


Levi Strauss refocuses on profit through principle 8 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

Levi Strauss & Co is returning to its roots. The denim stalwart, which has been battling sluggish traffic trends, international challenges and a revolution in activewear, is looking to re-establish leadership in its sector. A touch of nostalgia, plenty of innovation, adjustments in sourcing strategy, and global expansion are all part of the plan. just-style talks with Seth Ellison, the group's president for Europe.

Latest News

China to reduce apparel import taxes 26 May 15

Michelle Russell

China is to reduce import taxes by more than 50% on some consumer goods, including apparel, in a bid to encourage an increase in domestic spending.


Ann Inc reveals mixed Q1 26 May 15

Michelle Russell

US women's apparel retailer Ann Inc revealed earnings that beat analyst expectations in its first-quarter but sales missed expectations.


Q1 results in brief: Foot Locker, Hibbett 26 May 15

Michelle Russell

The first quarter revealed that retail revenues compared to expectations fared far worse than earnings expectations amongst apparel retailers, according to Ken Perkins of Retail Metrics. Aeropostale booked a mixed quarter as losses narrowed but sales slid nearly 20%. New York & Co is optimistic it can return to profit in its next quarter after its losses widened. Bon-Ton Stores also widened its net loss, while Ross Stores reported better-than-expected results for the quarter.


Children's Place reaches shareholder resolution 26 May 15

Michelle Russell

US apparel retailer The Children's Place has reached an agreement with a dissident shareholder group following a dispute over the election of two members to the board.


Mothercare making progress as FY loss narrows 22 May 15

Michelle Russell

UK mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare said it has made progress against all six strategic pillars set out in its turnaround plan as it revealed lower pre-tax losses for the year.


Gap brand sales continue to fall short 22 May 15

Katie Smith

US retail giant Gap Inc has seen first-quarter sales at its namesake brand fall at a faster pace than analysts had predicted, meaning that a turnaround is not now expected until mid-2016.

Latest blogs

Africa's potential to rival Asia for sourcing 8 May 15

Michelle Russell

Interest in sourcing apparel from sub-Saharan Africa might be on the rise, yet the results of a new survey suggest few players currently have concrete plans to tap into its potential.


Business as usual not an option in Bangladesh 27 Apr 15

Leonie Barrie

A number of reports and events last week to mark the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster all emphasised that while progress has been made towards a safer garment industry in Bangladesh, some major challenges still lie ahead. A special report on just-style looks at the new concerns and frustrations now coming to the fore for industry executives.

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