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FOCUS: Topshop suffers a setback in Japan Magdalena Kondej | 31 Mar 15

Topshop's bid to be a global player has suffered a setback in Japan, where the retailer shuttered its five stores earlier this year. Here Magdalena Kondej, head of apparel and footwear research at Euromonitor International, looks at the possible reasons why, and asks what happens next?

Arcadia sells BHS in "sensible strategic" move Katie Smith | 12 Mar 15

UK retailer Arcadia Group has sold its troubled department store chain BHS to Retail Acquisitions in a deal described by one analyst as a "sensible strategic" move.

Arcadia to explore BHS takeover offers Katie Smith | 26 Jan 15

UK retailer Arcadia Group is considering selling its troubled department store chain BHS after receiving “several approaches”.

Tesco F&F director Bolger steps down Michelle Russell | 28 Nov 14

Tesco's F&F global brand director, Anita Bolger, is to step down after a 14-year career with the UK retail giant.

BHS losses weigh on Arcadia FY profit Katie Smith | 25 Nov 14

Wider losses at BHS have resulted in a double-digit slump in annual profit for UK retailer Arcadia.

UK: High Street Textile Testing Services joins MTS Global Leonie Barrie | 5 Sep 14

Textile and consumer product testing laboratory High Street Textile Testing Services (HSTTS) has been acquired by Modern Testing Services (MTS) in a move that helps expand its global reach.

CHINA: Online deal signed for Topshop and Miss Selfridge Michelle Russell | 14 Aug 14

Retail giant Arcadia Group is to launch its Topshop and Miss Selfridge brands in China through a partnership with online multi-brand retailer

UK: Ted Baker “no plans” to stop using wool Katie Smith | 17 Jul 14

UK apparel lifestyle brand Ted Baker has told just-style it has no plans to boycott wool, despite calls to from an animal rights group, which exposed a series of violations in the industry.

UK: Primark launches investigation after wool probe Katie Smith | 15 Jul 14

UK value fashion retailer Primark has launched an investigation following the release of video footage exposing a series of violations in the wool industry.

UK: PETA urges wool boycott after undercover probe Katie Smith | 14 Jul 14

Retailers and consumers are being urged by animal rights activists to boycott wool products after an investigation is said to have exposed a series of violations in the industry.

Turkey sets sights on sourcing business shed by Asia Jonathan Dyson | 4 Jun 14

Brands and retailers in the UK and other parts of Europe are "coming back" to Turkey as a source of textiles and clothing as they seek to diversify their supply chains away from Asia.

UK: Bagir Group IPO raises GBP20m to support growth Leonie Barrie | 22 Apr 14

Suit maker Bagir Group Ltd plans to pay down its debt and invest in its Ethiopian production facility after raising GBP20m (US$33.4m) in an IPO on London's Alternative Investment Market (AIM) earlier this month.

VENEZUELA: Introduces fair prices law to fight inflation Michelle Russell | 7 Apr 14

The Venezuelan Government and 17 private companies have signed a deal to establish fair prices for garments and household goods.

UK: Rigby & Peller taps Ralph Lauren exec as new MD Leonie Barrie | 24 Mar 14

Lingerie firm Rigby & Peller has hired Ralph Lauren executive Ella Hitchins to head up its operations as managing director.

UK: Arcadia streamlines global sourcing decisions Katie Smith | 18 Mar 14

As part of a group-wide global supply chain initiative, UK retail giant Arcadia Group is deploying global trade management software across all its brands and territories.

BANGLADESH: BGMEA to work with Impactt to improve productivity Siddique Islam | 10 Feb 14

Bangladesh's apparel trade body has signed a collaboration agreement with Impactt, a London-based leading ethical trading consultancy, to improve productivity in the ready-made garment industry.

UK: TV footage claims new Bangladesh factory abuses Katie Smith | 6 Feb 14

Nearly a year after the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh, an ITV documentary claims to have evidence of ongoing worker and safety concerns at factories making clothes for UK retailers N Brown and Arcadia.

UK: AllSaints joins ban on angora Leonie Barrie | 4 Feb 14

Fashion retailer AllSaints has joined a number of other firms in banning the use on angora from its future collections following pressure from animal rights group PETA.

UK: Arcadia Group agrees ban on angora wool Leonie Barrie | 24 Jan 14

UK-based retail giant Arcadia Group has joined a number of other firms in banning the use on angora across its brands, which include Miss Selfridge, Topshop, BHS, Dorothy Perkins and Wallis.

UK: Topshop to join sourcing boycott on angora Katie Smith | 11 Dec 13

Topshop has become the latest retailer to ban the use of angora in its products after an investigation by animal rights group PETA exposed "shocking" conditions in the industry.

UK: Carmel Clothing receives cash boost for expansion Michelle Russell | 6 Dec 13

UK womenswear supplier Carmel Clothing has received a cash injection to help boost production capacity and fund future growth plans.

Cheaper private label apparel "losing traction" Richard Woodard | 28 Nov 13

The growth of inexpensive private label apparel is ending as the sector becomes less and less competitive, according to new research.

UK: Arcadia full-year profits and sales rise Katie Smith | 15 Nov 13

UK fashion retail group Arcadia has reported an increase in full-year profit and sales, despite what the company described as "challenging global economic conditions".

UK: Arcadia adds two trading directors to BHS team Katie Smith | 14 Oct 13

UK fashion retailer Arcadia Group has added two trading directors to its BHS chain.

UK: Arcadia Group e-commerce head Tait exits Katie Smith | 6 Sep 13

Fashion retail group Arcadia Group has confirmed the departure of its e-commerce head Alex Tait.

US: Nordstrom extends Topshop, Topman partnership Katie Smith | 29 Aug 13

US-based upscale fashion retailer Nordstrom is extending its partnership with UK retail group Arcadia, by adding Topshop clothing into 28 of its stores and Topman into eight stores from next month.

UK: Arcadia urged to sign Bangladesh safety accord Katie Smith | 24 Jul 13

Fashion retail group Arcadia has been urged to sign the accord on fire and safety in Bangladesh, following the recent garment factory tragedies in the country.

UK: JD Sports names Milligan to head Bank fascia Katie Smith | 10 Jul 13

JD Sports Fashion has named Gwynn Milligan managing director of its Bank fashion stores, replacing Peter Alecock who has been promoted to group commercial operations director.

UK: Retailers join government talks on factory safety Petah Marian | 4 Jul 13

Clothing retailers met with UK government representatives yesterday (3 July) to discuss ways to improve their supply chains following the collapse of the Rana Plaza apparel factory building in Bangladesh earlier this year.

UK: Clothing companies commit to reducing environmental footprint Petah Marian | 28 Jun 13

Companies representing more than a third of UK clothing sales have signed the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP) 2020 Commitment, a scheme that will see them work together to reduce the environmental footprint of clothing.





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