Hot issue: Womens wear continues to weigh on M&S is one report featured in this weeks research roundup

Hot issue: Women's wear continues to weigh on M&S is one report featured in this week's research roundup

Featured reports from just-style's research store this week include an analysis of Marks & Spencer's recent trading performance, a look at apparel in Italy, and a report on the niche fashion retailers in the UK. 

  • Hot issue: Women's wear continues to weigh on M&S
    A question mark continues to hang over Marks & Spencer's clothing performance after the retailer recorded its ninth consecutive quarterly decline in like-for-like general merchandise sales - despite the much-publicised re-launch of its autumn/winter women's wear ranges in September. We've compiled this series of recent insightful articles from just-style for you to be able to read and digest offline, in one handy document.
  • Apparel in Italy
    This report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data 2008-2012 and analysis by distribution format, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies and brands, as well as offers strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market. Forecasts to 2017 illustrate how the market is set to change.
  • Footwear in Morocco
    Get a detailed picture of the footwear market in Morocco from this report. Pinpoint growth sectors and identify factors driving change. Understand the competitive environment, the market's major players and leading brands. Use five-year forecasts to assess how the market is predicted to develop.
  • Niche fashion retailers (UK) - Industry report
    This niche fashion retailers (UK) analysis provides a detailed overview of market and delivers a comprehensive individual analysis on the top 720 companies, including ABZ Trading, American Pie and Ardingly Projects. The report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years.
  • Zippers
    This report analyses the worldwide markets for zippers in US$m. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and rest of world. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.
  • Survey of the European fabric fairs for autumn/winter 2014/15
    The latest update in this series of reports summarises the trends which were evident at the European fabric fairs for the autumn/winter 2014/15 season. The author of the report visited Munich Fabric Start, Première Vision and Milano Unica where she interviewed exhibitors and found out first-hand which trends were proving to be the most popular.
  • Tailoring apparel to a new Latin America
    Over the next five years, apparel strategy in Latin America will be more important than anywhere else in the world. With Brazil hosting the World Cup and Olympics back-to-back, leading sportswear brands will need to be at the top of their game. At the same time, a new and aspirational middle class has fuelled big opportunities for fast fashion brands positioned at premium prices. How well leading players engage with the tastes and demands of Latin Americans will determine who comes out on top. This report investigates.