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Beth Wright

Beth WrightBiography

In her role as news editor at just-style, Beth Wright oversees the site's daily news feed, researching and writing news and analyses, tracking down exclusive stories, and interviewing industry executives for their insight into the key stories. 

With an English degree from the University of Leeds and NCTJ Diploma, Beth honed her journalism skills at a local newspaper.

Articles by Beth Wright

Net income jumped 12.3% in the third quarter to US$229mGap ups FY guidance but Old Navy remains in the driving seat 17 November 2017

Gap Inc has increased its full-year earnings guidance after booking its fourth consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales growth, but one analyst is less positive – claiming it is simply "the same old story" with Old Navy driving group performance.

Teijin targets outerwear with new thermal insulation 17 November 2017

Textile and fibre company Teijin has developed a new polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) fibre for use in outerwear, which it says raises the wearer’s wind-chill factor by 5 degrees celsius.

Top stories this week on just-style... 17 November 2017

Top stories this week on just-style include Walmart's plans to launch a dedicated online Lord & Taylor flagship store, a US$457m investment into Bangladesh's garment sector by the World Bank, trade ministers from 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership nations agree on core elements of the new trade pact, and global lifestyle retailer Cath Kidston overhauls its online and mobile shopping experience.

The Bangladesh Alliance is due to leave the country after the end of the tenure on 31 May 2018Bangladesh Alliance in talks over new safety organisation 16 November 2017

With just six months to go before the curtain falls on the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, country director Jim Moriarty tells just-style he is "pretty confident" the group will finish the vast majority of remediation across its affiliated factories in 2018 and says "steady headway" is being made to create a new safety organisation in Bangladesh.

Retailers call for "a budget for shoppers" 16 November 2017

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has urged Chancellor Philip Hammond to do "all he can" next week to support UK consumers with a budget for shoppers as pay growth falls behind.

Ted Baker said that while the group's full-year results will, as ever, be dependent on trading conditions over the important Christmas period, it remains confident of meeting its expectations for the full year

Online helps boost Ted Baker sales rise 16 November 2017

UK lifestyle brand Ted Baker remains confident of meeting its expectations for the full year as a double-digit boost from its online business helped drive group revenue in the 13 weeks to the end of November.

In the letter dated yesterday (14 November), the group “strongly” urged Lighthizer to keep NAFTA’s trucking provisions in a NAFTA 2.0US trade associations call for NAFTA to keep trucking rules 15 November 2017

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) and the American Cotton Shippers Association are among 100 state and national trade associations to sign a letter calling on the US government’s trade agency to preserve trucking provisions in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) during modernisation negotiations.

Centric Version 6.2 focuses on supply chain management 15 November 2017

Centric Software has released the latest version of its product lifecycle management (PLM) solution, which focuses on high-volume product development efficiency, supply chain management and user productivity.

PTC unveils new ThingWorx service app 15 November 2017

Software firm PTC has launched a new app based on its ThingWorx Internet of Things (IoT) platform, designed to accelerate its customers’ service transformation initiatives.

IMD’s IndigoZERO solution results in reductions of water and energy usage of more than 90%Wrangler helps develop denim foam-dyeing process 15 November 2017

The Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute of Texas Tech University has developed a new foam-dyeing process it says is poised to transform denim manufacturing.

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