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GERMANY: Topshop to enter Germany? Katie Smith | 5 Mar 13

Fashion retail group Arcadia is reportedly planning to open its first Topshop stores in Germany.

just-style's research roundup Liz Hague | 4 Mar 13

Highlights from just-style's research store this week include a look at China's textile industry, a SWOT analysis on Reebok, and a report on the top 450 global yarn suppliers.

Obstacles facing Burma's textile and clothing sector Jozef De Coster | 27 Feb 13

Burma's garment industry has huge potential to contribute to national economic growth, both as a foreign exchange earner and a massive job provider. However, in order to achieve its full potential, the sector needs to overcome a range of obstacles, outlined here by Jozef De Coster.

just-style's research roundup Liz Hague | 18 Feb 13

Featured reports from just-style's research store this week include company briefings on Arcadia, H&M and Next, a look at the trends in world textile and clothing trade, and global and regional trends in mill fibre consumption and man-made fibre production.

UK: Sir Stuart Rose to join Fat Face as chairman Katie Smith | 4 Feb 13

Clothing and accessories retailer Fat Face has appointed former Marks & Spencer boss Sir Stuart Rose as its new chairman, replacing Alan Giles.

CHINA: Topshop plans first Hong Kong store Petah Marian | 14 Dec 12

Arcadia Group is set to enter China with its first Topshop store in Hong Kong, opening in May next year.

UK: Topshop boss sells 25% stake to J Crew backer Petah Marian | 6 Dec 12

Arcadia owner Sir Philip Green has sold a 25% stake in his Topshop and Topman brands to private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners in a deal that values the two brands at GBP2bn.

UK: Sir Philip Green set to sell Topshop stake? Petah Marian | 5 Dec 12

Sir Philip Green is allegedly in talks to sell a stake of up to 25% in the Topman and Topshop chains to the private equity owners of US retailer J Crew.

UK: Arcadia FY profits up 25% despite flat sales Richard Woodard | 21 Nov 12

Fashion retail group Arcadia overcame “very challenging conditions” in the UK and around the world to deliver full-year, pre-tax profits before exceptional items up 25% on last year.

SLDF 2012: Manufacturer Timex expands own-brand apparel Petah Marian | 19 Nov 12

Sri Lankan clothing producer Timex is expanding its own brands in Asia and Europe as part of plans to move into higher margin areas to offset rising costs in its domestic manufacturing operations.

UK: Topman launches James Long knitwear collection Katie Smith | 8 Nov 12

Men's fashion retailer Topman, which is part of the UK's Arcadia retail group, has launched an exclusive knitwear collection designed by James Long.

UK: Overseas workers “need living wage” firms told Richard Woodard | 6 Nov 12

Three organisations are calling on UK fashion businesses to ensure that workers at overseas supplier companies are given a living wage to match their UK counterparts.

UK: M&S promotes Russell as womenswear director Katie Smith | 5 Nov 12

UK retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has promoted lingerie and beauty head Frances Russell as its new director of womenswear as it realigns responsibilities within its general merchandise management team under executive director John Dixon.

UK: Arcadia ramps up use of British manufacturers? Petah Marian | 15 Oct 12

Arcadia owner Sir Philip Green is reportedly ramping up the retailer's use of British manufacturers.

just-style's research roundup Liz Hague | 15 Oct 12

Featured reports from just-style's research store this week include a report on the prospects for the textile and clothing industry in Malaysia, a look at new technologies and techniques for garment decoration and a SWOT analysis of Arcadia Group.

WRC 2012: Retailers need to focus on product Petah Marian | 21 Sep 12

A recent focus by retailers on growing their footprints through e-commerce and new stores has come at the expense of product, J Crew CEO Mickey Drexler and Arcadia Group owner Sir Philip Green said last night (21 September) at the World Retail Congress.

AUSTRALIA: Fast Retailing to open first Uniqlo store in 2013 Petah Marian | 18 Sep 12

Fast Retailing plans to enter Australia through its Uniqlo brand by the end of August next year.

UK: Topshop to offer fast-fashion catwalk customisation Katie Smith | 13 Sep 12

UK fashion retailer Topshop is teaming up with Facebook so that customers can view, customise and order selected looks from its spring/summer catwalk shows three months ahead of standard industry lead times.

UK: Arcadia launches Kardashian clothing range Katie Smith | 14 Aug 12

Fashion retail giant Arcadia Group has teamed up with Jupi Corp and reality TV stars the Kardashian sisters to launch a clothing collection in the UK under its Dorothy Perkins brand.

US: River Island coy on US expansion Katie Smith | 7 Aug 12

UK fashion chain River Island has remained coy on speculation it is looking to open its first store in the US next year.

SOUTH AFRICA: Arcadia to open South African franchise store Katie Smith | 31 Jul 12

UK retail group Arcadia Group is to open its first Topshop and Topman store in Johannesburg, South Africa, through a franchise agreement with Edcon and House of Busby.

US: Nordstrom adds Topshop and Topman brands Katie Smith | 13 Jul 12

US department store operator Nordstom has teamed up with UK retail group Arcadia to sell the Topshop and Topman brands in 14 of its US stores.

Viewpoint: M&S adrift despite a decade of turnaround talk Leonie Barrie | 12 Jul 12

Like a vast, slow-moving and rather unwieldy tanker, battered and lashed by stormy seas, the UK's largest clothing retailer Marks & Spencer has done much over the past decade to try to steady its business.

SOUTH AFRICA: Arcadia opens first African pop-up shop Katie Smith | 11 Jul 12

UK retail group Arcadia Group has confirmed to just-style that it will open its first Topshop and Topman pop-up shop in South Africa this week.

UK: BHS taps M&S trading director as MD Katie Smith | 22 Jun 12

UK fashion retailer Arcadia Group, operator of the Topshop, Burton and Dorothy Perkins stores, has named Richard Price, Marks & Spencer's trading director for men's wear, as managing director of its BHS chain.

UK: Arcadia promotes Topman's MD Shepherd to COO Katie Smith | 19 Apr 12

Arcadia has today (19 March) confirmed to just-style that it has promoted Topman's MD David Shepherd to the newly-created role of COO.

UK: Burton launches international delivery service Katie Smith | 10 Apr 12

Men's wear retailer Burton is expanding the reach of its products with the introduction today (10 April) of an international delivery service for products ordered from its website.

BANGLADESH: European retailers in "sweatshop" claims Leonie Barrie | 15 Mar 12

Clothing retailers in Europe, Australia and Canada have been accused of selling knitwear made in "prison-like conditions" by workers in Bangladesh who are paid as little as $0.16 an hour, a report claims.

UK: Women's wear retailers urged to rethink sourcing strategies Leonie Barrie | 15 Mar 12

Rising costs and pressure on margins will force women's wear retailers to rethink their pricing and sourcing strategies this year, according to new research, with British manufacturing poised to make a comeback.

CANADA: Maple Lake expands with Satori Planning buy Leonie Barrie | 6 Jan 12

Retail software specialist Maple Lake plans to increase its presence in Australia and the Pacific Rim after completing a deal to acquire Satori Planning Pty, its former distributor in the region.






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