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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

Retail sales for August were Sales at US clothing stores slip in August 18 September 2017

Retail sales were a mixed bag during August as a decrease in clothing and accessories revenues was partially to blame for a sales slip during the month from July, but the strengthening economy helped consumer spending remain resilient.


Gap Inc, Nike, Levi Strauss & Co, VF Corp, Guess and Eileen Fisher have become the latest apparel companies to commit to set emissions reduction targets that help limit global warming through the Science Based Targets initiativeGap, Nike and VF join pledge to tackle climate change 18 September 2017

Gap Inc, Nike, Levi Strauss and VF Corp are among the six US apparel companies who have become the latest to commit to set emissions reduction targets that help limit global warming through the Science Based Targets initiative.


The new policy will cover all of A&F’s brands, including Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids and Hollister.Abercrombie & Fitch makes forest-friendly sourcing pledge 18 September 2017

US apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F) has made a commitment to trace the sources of all wood-based fabrics used in its own clothing lines – and to eliminate by the middle of next year any that are linked to the destruction of endangered forests or the violations of human rights.


Footwear retailer Aerosoles in bankruptcy filing 18 September 2017

Women's fashion-comfort footwear company Aerosoles has filed petitions to reorganise under chapter 11, with plans including a "significant reduction" in the number of retail stores and growth of its e-commerce, wholesale and international channels.


“In our new connected era, Nike will lead with products that build a relationship with our consumers,” says Trevor Edwards, president, Nike brandNike elevates fan apparel with NBA connected jersey 18 September 2017

Sporting goods giant Nike has developed its first connected jersey for the NBA (the National Basketball Association), heralding what it calls "the future" of fan apparel.


Cotton Inc hires first sustainability chief 18 September 2017

Cotton Incorporated is extending its commitment to cotton sustainability across the supply chain with the appointment of Dr Jesse Daystar as its first chief sustainability officer.


The Under Armour Portland office (UA PDX) is home to the design, development and innovation teams that are creating the company's next generation basketball, running, training, golf, sportstyle and outdoor footwearUnder Armour opens footwear design innovation hub 15 September 2017

As part of its plans to build a stronger and smarter company with faster go-to-market speed and greater digital capabilities, Under Armour has opened a dedicated global innovation hub for footwear design in Portland, Oregon.


Oritain CEO Grant Cochrane says the scientific solution the company offers will go a long way to address the traceability challenges that have been faced by the cotton industry in recent yearsNew traceability tool tests cotton chemical fingerprint 15 September 2017

Supply chain specialist Oritain Global has partnered with two of the world's largest cotton growers on a traceability solution designed to reassure brand owners and retailers of the authenticity of their cotton.


H&M said sales in the quarter were affected by a “significantly larger” summer sale this year than in the corresponding quarter last yearH&M Q3 sales up despite aggressive markdowns 15 September 2017

Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has posted a rise in sales during the third quarter, but said growth was impacted by aggressive mark-downs during its summer sale.


JD Sports enters South Korea with Hot-T JV 15 September 2017

As part of its global expansion bid, UK retailer JD Sports Fashion has entered the South Korean market after inking a joint venture with footwear retailer Shoemarker (SMK) and its J&S Partners unit, which currently trades as Hot-T.


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