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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...

Apparel working conditions linked to profit

If proof was ever needed of the commercial benefits of better working conditions in garment factories, a recent study from Better Work Vietn...

US apparel retailers' March 2015 sales roundup

While the earlier Easter this year helped the majority of US apparel retailers to book comparable store sales growth in March, adverse weath...

Marks & Spencer Q4 update: What the analysts say

Marks & Spencer this morning (2 April) reported an increase in fourth-quarter clothing sales, its first in almost four years. Analysts prais...

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

Cherokee “on right path” after Q4 profit jump 17 Apr 15

Katie Smith

Cherokee Global Brands has said it is “on the right path” to expanding and develop its namesake label after booking a 75% jump in fourth-quarter profit, helped by strong sales growth and carefully managed expenses.

Mothercare eyes UK recovery as Q4 sales up 16 Apr 15

Richard Woodard

Retailer Mothercare hailed the success of reducing promotional spend in the UK as fourth quarter sales rose by 4.1% on a global basis.

Debenhams H1 profit grows as strategy takes hold 16 Apr 15

Katie Smith

Department store retailer Debenhams has recorded a better-than-expected set of first-half results, after making “good progress” against its strategy to become a leading international, multi-channel brand.

Kappahl narrows Q2 loss as sales edge up 16 Apr 15

Richard Woodard

Clothing retail business Kappahl said a good Christmas and a well-implemented discount strategy led to a narrower loss in the second quarter, with sales up slightly on last year.

Private equity firm completes Wet Seal takeover 16 Apr 15

Katie Smith

Teen apparel retailer The Wet Seal Inc is to continue with the strategies it developed prior to filing for bankruptcy, as its takeover by private equity investment firm Versa Capital Management completes.

JD Sports books “impressive” FY performance 15 Apr 15

Katie Smith

UK retailer JD Sports has said a double-digit increase in annual profit, driven by an “outstanding performance” in its sports fashion fascias, provides a “robust” platform for further growth.

Latest blogs

Strikes underscore Vietnam challenges 13 Apr 15

Michelle Russell

Strikes and protests are rare in Vietnam, but recent demonstrations by thousands of footwear factory workers underscore some of the challenges facing one of the industry's main manufacturing hubs. It also exposes a looming pension crisis and worker shortage in a country that many see as a key sourcing alternative to China.

A sourcing hub for the future? 7 Apr 15

Leonie Barrie

If global brands, manufacturers and mills could come together and build vertical supply chains in Africa, they would set themselves up with a sourcing hub for the future.

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