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What Marks & Spencer's numbers mean for clothing

The annual results from UK retailer Marks & Spencer have raised hopes among investors that the group is facing a brighter future. Headlines...

India leads the charge in GOTS certifications

Hundreds of production facilities in India joined the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) in 2014, helping the initiative to increase its...

US apparel retailers' April 2015 retail roundup

A shift in the timing of Easter, coupled with the lingering adverse effects of the West Coast port delays, as well as an economic soft patch...

Three tipping points for RFID in fashion

In recent years, a growing number of retail RFID use cases have clearly demonstrated the benefits of being able to track inventory at the it...

Latest Interviews

North Face ahead of the game on sustainability 8 May 2015

Katie Smith

Outdoor wear behemoth The North Face has secured its position as a leader in the field since its inception 50 years ago. While "ahead of the game" on sustainability, the US2$bn brand is also just "scratching the surface," according to Adam Mott, the group's director of sustainability. Here he tells just-style how the company is re-evaluating and rethinking everything it does based on what's right for the worker, the environment, and the consumer.


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.

Latest News

Gerber Technology launches 3D visualisation module 27 May 15

Leonie Barrie

3D visualisation technology is now available as an optional module for AccuMark 10, the integrated CAD pattern design, grading, planning and marker making software from Gerber Technology.


US apparel prices slide in April 27 May 15

Michelle Russell

US apparel prices declined in April, the first time since December, according to the latest figures.


Peek&Cloppenburg embraces end-to-end planning 27 May 15

Leonie Barrie

German fashion group Peek&Cloppenburg is launching the TXTPlanning platform to support its complex merchandise and assortment planning processes across all channels, products and countries.


Belle International FY growth “steady” 27 May 15

Michelle Russell

Footwear and apparel business Belle International Holdings said it benefited from stead growth last year as it revealed increases in both earnings and sales.


Ann Inc reveals mixed Q1 26 May 15

Michelle Russell

US women's apparel retailer Ann Inc revealed earnings that beat analyst expectations in its first-quarter but sales missed expectations.


Q1 results in brief: Foot Locker, Hibbett 26 May 15

Michelle Russell

The first quarter revealed that retail revenues compared to expectations fared far worse than earnings expectations amongst apparel retailers, according to Ken Perkins of Retail Metrics. Aeropostale booked a mixed quarter as losses narrowed but sales slid nearly 20%. New York & Co is optimistic it can return to profit in its next quarter after its losses widened. Bon-Ton Stores also widened its net loss, while Ross Stores reported better-than-expected results for the quarter.

Latest blogs

Commodity cost savings hard to pin down 20 May 15

Leonie Barrie

Apparel and footwear brands and retailers should be benefiting from tumbling commodity prices, especially for oil and cotton – but many are missing out on significant savings by failing to truly understand their value chains.


West Coast ports strike skews data 11 May 15

Leonie Barrie

Apparel imports into the US surged in March, as retailers ramped up their imports of spring/summer merchandise and cargo volumes at West Coast ports started to clear. The top three supplier countries booked double-digit increases, with China leading the way.

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