Blog: Tesco puts online clothing on ice

Joe Ayling | 1 April 2008

Today's news that UK retail behemoth Tesco is, at least temporarily, pulling its clothing ranges from the warehouse shelves took me by surprise.

Tesco maintains its actions do not reflect an unsuccessful launch and is keeping the door well and truly open.

However, a Tesco spokesperson could not tell just-style what the timescale for reintroducing online clothing would be – or indeed if they would be reintroduced at all.

“But it certainly was a successful trial,” she said. The company launched 165 women’s wear lines on its website in November last year, following this with 165 more women’s and men’s spring fashion items in January this year.

The likes of Marks and Spencer, Asda, and even Primark, will be looking over their shoulders to see what the future holds for Tesco Online.

By Joe Ayling, news editor.

Tesco halts online clothing sales


BLOG

US border tax a contentious issue

Fresh from their disappointment at seeing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal abandoned last month with an executive order by President Donald Trump, the US apparel and footwear sector...

BLOG

Primark's sustainable cotton programme takes shape

With the ultimate aim of ensuring all the cotton in its products is sourced sustainably, value clothing retailer Primark is adamant that having a business model focused on offering the lowest prices o...

BLOG

Trump administration starts to shake up trade

Last week we marked the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States by taking a closer look at what's at stake for the textile and apparel trade – especially his promises t...

BLOG

Likely shifts in the sourcing landscape in 2017

Continuing our look at what lies ahead for the apparel industry and its supply chain in 2017, the panel of industry experts consulted by just-style last week tackled likely shifts in the sourcing land...

just-style homepage



Forgot your password?