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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

Amazon patents mirror for trying on virtual clothes 15 January 2018

A new Amazon patent for a "blended reality mirror" that can be installed at home to show a person's image in a virtual outfit is yet another move that demonstrates the online retail giant is looking to bolster its position in the apparel industry.

The decision comes after a thorough performance review of its Sam's Club division Wal-Mart to shutter 63 Sam's Club stores 15 January 2018

US retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc has announced the closure of 63 of its Sam's Club locations, with plans to convert up to 12 of the impacted clubs to e-commerce fulfilment centres in bid to increase the delivery speed of online orders.

US retailers welcome online sales tax review 15 January 2018

US retailers have welcomed the US Supreme Court’s decision to take up a South Dakota case on whether online sellers can be required to collect sales tax the same as local stores, but urged Congress to address the issue through federal legislation.

New guidelines to prevent Cambodia factory faintings 12 January 2018

Cambodia's labour ministry has outlined new guidelines to prevent factory workers in the country's apparel and footwear industries from fainting at work.

Net profit increased 12.7% in the first quarter to JPY75.8bn (US$142.1m)Fast Retailing reaffirms FY as Q1 exceeds expectations 12 January 2018

Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing has reiterated its full-year guidance as first-quarter revenue and profit gains exceeded its expectations and Uniqlo International revenue overtook that of the brand's Japanese operations for the first time.

Sears outlines return to profitability plan 12 January 2018

Embattled retailer Sears Holdings has identified US$200m in additional cost savings it can make this year and secured more financing as part of a new plan it says will enhance liquidity and accelerate its return to profitability.

Flexweave offers a single surface construction that is as strong as it is light, according to ReebokReebok pushes boundaries of footwear upper tech 12 January 2018

Global fitness brand Reebok has collaborated on a custom collection of fitness prototypes in a bid to demonstrate the power of its latest footwear upper technology, which it claims offers a single surface construction that is as strong as it is light.

Top stories this week on just-style... 12 January 2018

Top stories this week on just-style include a call for Armani, Primark, Urban Outfitters, Forever 21 and Walmart to publicly disclose their factory lists, a look at what apparel firms should be doing now if they want to remain competitive into the future, the new technologies with the potential to revolutionise key points of the apparel retail supply chain, and a round-up of holiday sales by US apparel and footwear retailers.

Adidas Alphaskin is wrapped around the moving body to follow the direction of athletes’ movementsAdidas boosts base layer technology 12 January 2018

German sportswear giant Adidas has developed a new base layer technology it says eliminates unwanted distractions by moving with the critical areas of athletes in motion.

Armani, Primark, Urban Outfitters, Forever 21 and Walmart arr considered to be among the most secretive about their supply chain dataArmani, Primark and Walmart urged to disclose factory lists 11 January 2018

Armani, Primark, Urban Outfitters, Forever 21 and Walmart have come under fire from a trio of human rights groups who are urging major garment brands and retailers to publicly disclose the factories that produce their clothes.

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