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ANALYSIS: New pricing strategy pays off for Nike

Sporting goods Nike is raising its prices at a time when other companies are turning to increased markdowns and heavy promotional activity t...

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...

US retailers' June 2014 sales roundup

An improving employment picture, favourable weather for purchases of summer clothing, and heavy promotions fuelled better-than-expected sale...

M&S Q1 trading update: What the analysts say

Marks & Spencer reported its twelfth consecutive quarterly decline in general merchandise sales this morning (8 July), despite growth in wom...

Latest Interviews

Top ten interviews on just-style in 2013... 23 Dec 2013

Katie Smith

Among the industry executives who spoke with just-style this year were Tim Wheeler, president of Jockey's international division, Esquel Group's CEO John Cheh, and Joe Dixon, SVP of production at Brooks Brothers.


Interview: Henry Tan, CEO, Luen Thai Holdings 9 May 2012

Leonie Barrie

Luen Thai Holdings is Hong Kong's largest listed garment firm, with 34,000 employees, revenues of around US$1bn and a flagship business that produces over 80m garments a year - as well as footwear and bags - from production bases in China, the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh and Cambodia. In the first of two articles based on a conversation with just-style managing editor Leonie Barrie at the recent Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong, CEO Henry Tan calls for industry-wide collaboration in a bid to increase efficiency and offset rising costs in the apparel supply chain.

Latest News

Warm weather boosts June UK clothing retail sales 24 Jul 14

Katie Smith

Warm weather and consumers enthusiasm for spending helped drive an increase in sales at UK clothing and footwear retailers in June.


Skechers Q2 profit surges in record quarter 24 Jul 14

Richard Woodard

Footwear business Skechers USA posted more record figures in the second quarter, boosted by a 37% revenue surge and slight margin uplift.


UK clothing sales bounce back in July 24 Jul 14

Katie Smith

Sales bounced back at UK clothing stores in July thanks to warmer weather, new figures suggest, with growth set to be even stronger in August.


just-style's research roundup 24 Jul 14

Liz Hague

The latest reports from just-style's research store include a look at global trends in fibre prices, production and consumption, product developments and innovations in textile and apparel, and the smart wearable technology market.


Crocs shifts strategy as Q2 profit slumps 22 Jul 14

Richard Woodard

Footwear business Crocs has unveiled a strategic plan aimed at bringing long-term growth to the company after second quarter profits slumped by 34%, including more than 180 global job cuts.


Taiwan's Daphne reveals slump in Q2 sales 22 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

Footwear retailer Daphne International Holdings has booked a slump in second-quarter sales as a result of store closures and poor weather conditions.

Latest blogs

Compliance remains a concern in Cambodian garment sector 8 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

Cambodia's Labor Advisory Committee (LAC), a government-led tripartite group, last week agreed the next minimum wage adjustment for garment workers, which will take effect on 1 January 2015.


Cashing in on the World Cup 10 Jun 14

Katie Smith

With the World Cup football tournament kicking off in just a few days, new research has suggested it will add GBP2.20bn (US$3.70bn) to global sports turnover in 2014.

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