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Nike reaffirms US production commitment

Sporting giant Nike has reaffirmed its commitment to scaling up its advanced domestic manufacturing operations following the clearance of a...

H&M faces margin pressure on dollar impact

H&M Hennes & Mauritz will likely suffer gross margin pressure in the near-term, analysts believe, as the negative impact from the strong US...

Strong dollar creates apparel headwinds

A robust and rising dollar is giving US consumers more buying power, especially for products made overseas - but the impact is weighing on t...

US apparel retailers' May 2015 retail roundup

May was a mixed month for US apparel retailers, with suggestions the consumer was still not spending robustly outside of cars, smart phones,...

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

Asos delivers "impressive" Q3 sales performance 7 Jul 15

Katie Smith

Online retailer Asos has said it expects full-year sales to be at the higher end of its forecasts, after booking a an impressive 20% hike in third-quarter sales.


Analysts upbeat despite M&S Q1 clothing fall 7 Jul 15

Katie Smith

Analysts remain upbeat on Marks & Spencer's short-medium term potential, despite the UK retailer reporting a decline in first quarter like-for-like general merchandise sales, which includes clothing.


Retailers struggle with store digital experience 7 Jul 15

Michelle Russell

US retailers are struggling to bring the digital experience into stores, new research has found, with many suck using existing disparate systems.


American Apparel to close stores and cut jobs 6 Jul 15

Michelle Russell

American Apparel has announced plans to close underperforming stores and streamline its workforce in phase two of its turnaround plan, as the retailer battles headwinds and attempts to cut costs.


UK living wage pressure rises ahead of Budget 6 Jul 15

Michelle Russell

Pressure is mounting on the UK government ahead of the Budget this week to incentivise businesses to pay the living wage, as a new report suggests doing so could lift 6m people out of poverty.


Cotton tracing "biggest challenge" for M&S 3 Jul 15

Michelle Russell

UK retailer Marks & Spencer has said cotton remains the biggest challenge for the group when it comes to tracing its supply chain back to raw materials.

Latest blogs

Myanmar moves on labour law reforms 29 Jun 15

Leonie Barrie

Myanmar is set to become a more attractive garment sourcing and investment destination after plans were agreed on labour law reforms in the country – with Gap and H&M coming out in support of the proposals.


Shaking up the supply chain 22 Jun 15

Leonie Barrie

Ongoing efforts to reverse a slump in sales at its namesake brand are to see US clothing retailer Gap Inc shutter 175 of its namesake stores in the US and axe 250 head office jobs.

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