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Diversification a key focus for Under Armour

With abundant growth opportunities in the pipeline at Under Armour, the performance apparel, footwear and accessories brand has said it aims...

Bangladesh Accord calls on firms for more funding

More than a year after the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh and the Accord on Fire and Building Safety is calling on retailers and clothing...

Hanesbrands praises supply chain efficiency

Hanesbrands has praised the efficiency of its supply chain, describing it as "a clear contributor" to earnings, helping the underwear maker...

MYANMAR SNAPSHOT: Textile and apparel industry

Burma, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia bordered by Laos, Thailand, China, Bangladesh...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Peter Ruis, chief executive of Jigsaw 8 May 2014

Michelle Russell

The arrival of new chief executive Peter Ruis at UK fashion retailer Jigsaw has seen the group shift to a more fashion-led focus. Eight months into the role, he talks to just-style about the group's sourcing ambitions, its focus on innovation, and Jigsaw's international expansion plans.


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.

Latest News

Next outperforms markets and ups FY guidance 29 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

Next's share price climbed 2.5% this morning (29 July) as the UK retailer upped its full-year earnings guidance and "significantly" outperformed the market in its second-quarter.


just-style's research roundup 29 Jul 14

Liz Hague

The latest reports from just-style's research store include an overview of clothing retailing in the UK, a look at insect repellent apparel, and a country report on Myanmar.


Mothercare upbeat as Destination Maternity bid off 28 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

Mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare says it will continue with its strategy to turn the business around following the withdrawal of a bid by Destination Maternity.


Pakistan textile and clothing FY exports grow 28 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

Pakistan's textile and clothing exports grew 5.3% to US$13.74bn in the last fiscal year, thanks primarily to the GSP Plus status granted to the country by the European Union (EU).


Mothercare CFO takes Debenhams finance chief role 28 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

UK department store retailer Debenhams has appointed Mothercare CFO Matt Smith as its finance chief.


US retailer Dollar Tree buys rival Family Dollar 28 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

US discount chain Dollar Tree Stores has acquired rival Family Dollar in a deal worth around US$8.5bn.

Latest blogs

Bangladesh Alliance and Accord update on progress 28 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, and the Accord on Fire and Building Safety have both issued their first annual reports, providing an update on the work carried out on improving safety and working conditions in the country to date.


Sourcing trends show fluctuating fortunes 14 Jul 14

Leonie Barrie

Despite forecasts suggesting US imports would continue to rise in May - in part to offset the threat of possible industrial action and disruption at major West Coast container ports this summer - the latest data in fact shows apparel imports were down year-on-year.

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