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Trump election implications for US retail industry

The US presidential election result is likely to have little impact on holiday spending plans – but changes to trade, labour and tax regulat...

Fusing ethics and finance to boost the bottom line

Ethical performance and supply chain finance are an unlikely partnership – but fusing the two can be a winning combination for the fashion a...

Open source key in move to new technology tools

While some retailers are already enjoying the benefits of 3D design, virtual prototyping tools or product lifecycle management software, oth...

What might a Trump presidency mean for apparel?

Global markets have been thrown into disarray today (9 November) after Donald Trump was elected as the 45th president of the United States,...

Latest Interviews

How Primark balances ethics and ultra-low prices 23 Mar 2016

Michelle Russell

With a business model focused on offering the lowest prices on the high street, value fashion chain Primark is constantly questioned over its commitment to a range of ethical and environmental retail issues. Paul Lister, responsible for Primark’s ethical trading team, tells just-style "the strength of a brand's ethics is not about a price point" – and that close engagement with the supply chain is key.


Esquel CEO says automation core to competitiveness 1 Dec 2015

Wang Fangqing

While doomsayers have been waxing lyrically for the past two years about how the Chinese clothing industry could have a shaky future, John Cheh, vice chairman and CEO of Esquel Group, the Hong Kong-based vertically integrated cotton to shirt maker, is resolute in his optimism. 

Latest News

Columbia waterproof jacket first made without PFCs 2 Dec 16

Beth Wright

US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has unveiled what it calls a "milestone in sustainability" - the first high-performance, environmentally-friendly, waterproof breathable jacket made without the use of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs).


Fruit of the Loom names Burgess-Taylor CEO 2 Dec 16

Beth Wright

Melissa Burgess-Taylor has been named chairman and CEO of apparel maker Fruit of the Loom following the sudden and unexpected passing of Rick Medlin earlier this week.


US apparel retailers' November 2016 sales roundup 2 Dec 16

Beth Wright

Comparable store sales proved to be somewhat disappointing for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their figures in November, with only two recording increases. This was despite robust e-commerce growth from Black Friday weekend and a more favourable macro backdrop to consumer spending.


US Q3 in brief - G-III Apparel, Express 2 Dec 16

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Abercrombie & Fitch revealed a "disastrous" quarter as sales fell and earnings plummeted 80%, while American Eagle Outfitters booked record sales and its 9th consecutive quarter of profit improvement. Foot Locker and Chico's, meanwhile, both saw growth thanks to the implementation of ongoing group strategies, and Destination XL managed to narrow its losses.


PVH closes Mexico JV with Grupo Axo 2 Dec 16

Beth Wright

PVH Corp has finalised a joint venture agreement in Mexico that will allow it to maintain a direct ownership interest in its Calvin Klein and Heritage Brands businesses in the country, while gaining more control over Tommy Hilfiger in the region.


Ascena outlook cautious despite Q1 profit 2 Dec 16

Michelle Russell

US women's wear retailer Ascena Retail Group has offered a cautious outlook for the rest of its financial year, despite moving to a profit in the first quarter.

Latest blogs

A new re:source from just-style 25 Nov 16

Leonie Barrie

Some of just-style’s more eagle-eyed readers might have noticed a small change to the menu bar on the homepage: the addition of the word re:source. Yes it might be a small change – but it marks the countdown to the biggest launch in our 16-year history.


Trump's trade ramifications continue to unravel 25 Nov 16

Leonie Barrie

Over the past week just-style has continued to try to unravel the potential ramifications of Donald Trump’s election as the next president of the United States.

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