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Hannah Abdulla

Hannah AbdullaBiography

Hannah-Farah Abdulla graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in publishing with English.

She has experience in both print and online journalism. Hannah spent two years as assistant editor for John Lewis' internal publication The Chronicle before travelling to the Middle East where she worked for two years under the ITP Publishing Group umbrella. Hannah spent one year as editor on B2B title Facilities Management Middle East before moving on to F&B title Caterer Middle East which focused on the retail and foodservice aspects of the industry.

Articles by Hannah Abdulla

The retailer says its most recent three weeks of trade have been hit by the containment measures introduced following the Covid-19 outbreakAsos posts "record" H1 profits but virus impact starting to weigh on sales 8 April 2020

Asos has posted record first-half revenues and profits, but the impact of coronavirus on the most recent three weeks of trading has prompted the UK online fashion retailer to conduct a share sale to shore up its finances, from which it has raised GBP247m (US$306m).


Traidcraft Exchange says any cancellation of orders or delay in payment terms will directly negatively impact thousands, if not millions, of the workers involved in making productsBuyers warned axed orders are "devastating" for textile workers 8 April 2020

A UK body that campaigns for fairness in trade is urging retailers not to cancel orders or require factories to delay payment terms, decisions it says, will have "devastating consequences for textile workers".


Analysts believe Asos is in a good position to weather the current stormAsos in "better position" over peers to weather virus storm - What the analysts say 8 April 2020

UK online fashion retailer Asos has posted a 653% jump in first-half profits to GBP30.1m (US$37.2m) and a 21% jump in revenues to GBP1.6bn for the six months ending 29 February. But the impact of coronavirus and the related containment actions that have been taken are starting to weigh on its numbers, with a 20-25% drop in sales over the last three weeks alone. The retailer has taken a series of steps to future-proof its business including a share sale and the appointment of a new chief strategy officer. 


Garment exports account for more than 78% of the country's total merchandise exportsCambodia garment makers call on buyers to honour contracts 7 April 2020

A trade body representing garment manufacturers in Cambodia has appealed to buyers asking them to commit to orders already fulfilled.


New Look says it has taken the decision out of New Look halts supplier payments and new orders 6 April 2020

New Look has suspended payments to its suppliers indefinitely as it works to navigate the Covid-19 crisis.


Woolworths cuts apparel orders, warns on FY profit drop 6 April 2020

Woolworths South Africa is cutting down orders from its apparel suppliers as part of measures to manage costs during the coronavirus crisis, amid a warning it will miss full-year earnings by at least 20%.


FDRA members last week said their combined sales fell of 81%US footwear industry sees demand "totally evaporate" 2 April 2020

US footwear brands are seeing dampened consumer demand as the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak continues.


Monsoon Accessorize mulls options including sale 2 April 2020

The board of UK-based fashion and accessories retailer Monsoon Accessorize is weighing up options to secure the business's long term future, which could include a sale of the business.


The BGMEA and BKMEA have reported nearl US$6bn worth of orders cancelled until JulyBangladesh could see US$6bn hit from order losses 1 April 2020

Bangladesh could stand to lose around US$6bn in export revenues as brands and retailers continue to cancel orders from the apparel sourcing major.


Factories are slowly returning to normal production in China but have seen a significant decrease in ordersChina exports hit as coronavirus spreads across the globe 1 April 2020

A textile trade body in China has said the number of firms cancelling export orders is growing by the day, leading to increasing pressure on upstream firms' supply chains.


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