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Asda pledges to tackle clothing microfibres Michelle Russell | 19 Jul 18

Asda has becomes the first supermarket to join the Microfibre Consortium, which looks at reducing the impact of microplastics on the environment.


Clothing growth picks up at Sainsbury's Beth Wright | 4 Jul 18

Apparel sales growth regained its upward trajectory at UK supermarket group Sainsbury's in the first quarter, gaining share in what the company called a "challenging" market.


Suppliers likely casualties of Asda-Sainsbury's merger Michelle Russell | 21 Jun 18

The CEO's of Sainsbury's and Asda were yesterday (20 June) grilled by MPs over their proposed merger, with the two UK supermarket chains told the cost of the deal will likely end up falling on the groups' suppliers.


Asda sales momentum continues in Q1 Beth Wright | 18 May 18

Double-digit online sales at George clothing have helped UK retailer Asda booked a rise in like-for-like sales in its first-quarter.


Sainsbury's-Asda merger threatens value clothing rivals Beth Wright | 30 Apr 18

News of Sainsbury's return to growth in its last fiscal year was dwarfed by confirmation this morning (30 April) of the retailer's merger intentions with rival supermarket Asda, in a move that could challenge the UK's value clothing retailers.


Roger Burnley to take Asda helm in New Year Beth Wright | 30 Oct 17

Asda, the British supermarket arm of Walmart, has promoted Roger Burnley to take on the role of CEO and president  in the New Year.


Easter contributes to 3.9% Asda Q2 sales growth Beth Wright | 18 Aug 17

UK supermarket group Asda has acknowledged it must continue to up its game despite reporting its first positive quarterly sales for the first time in three years.


Asda says "work needed" despite sales improvement Michelle Russell | 21 Feb 17

Comparable store sales improved for UK supermarket group Asda in the fourth quarter, but parent company Walmart admits there is much work still to be done.


Asda prioritises price and product as Q3 sales slide Michelle Russell | 17 Nov 16

The key priority for Asda is a focus on improving product availability and investing in price, the UK supermarket retailer has said, after revealing a fall in sales in its third-quarter. 


Asda FY mixed as competition weighs on sales Michelle Russell | 8 Sep 16

Efforts by Asda to reduce costs across the business boosted the UK supermarket retailer's profitability in its last fiscal year, but sales fell as it struggled to compete with the discount chains.


Asda Q2 sales worst on record Michelle Russell | 18 Aug 16

UK retailer Asda has recorded its worst quarterly sales performance on record as the "competitive environment" weighed on results. 


Asda CEO Clarke to step down Michelle Russell | 6 Jun 16

Andy Clarke, the chief executive of UK supermarket retailer Asda, has said he is stepping down, indicating that incoming COO Roger Burnley is in line to take over the top job.


Asda Q1 sales tumble on "fierce competition" Michelle Russell | 19 May 16

UK retailer Asda has posted a fall in like-for-like sales in its first-quarter as a result of tough competition in the supermarket sector and traffic declines. 


George at Asda signs Umbro sportswear deal Michelle Russell | 26 Apr 16

George, the clothing line of UK supermarket group Asda, has signed a three-year partnership deal with global sports brand Umbro that will see the retailer sell an exclusively designed sports range across its stores.


Apparel industry majors oppose Brexit campaign Michelle Russell | 25 Feb 16

Marks & Spencer CEO Marc Bolland, and Burberry CEO Christopher Bailey have joined a long list of apparel industry figures in voicing their opposition to Britain's exit from the European Union, which they believe will deter investment, threaten jobs and put the economy at risk.


Asda sales continue on downward trajectory  Katie Smith | 19 Feb 16

UK supermarket retailer Asda has said it is cautiously optimistic its sales will improve, despite posting another decline in quarterly like-for-likes. 


BHS jumper discovered with Asda label Michelle Russell | 18 Feb 16

UK department store chain BHS is understood to have launched an investigation after one of its customers discovered an item of clothing with the label of supermarket chain Asda in it.


Head of Asda's George to step down amid HQ cuts Michelle Russell | 20 Jan 16

Fiona Lambert, the head of Asda's George clothing division, is to step down from her role amid a structural review at the UK retail group that will see hundreds of head office jobs cut. 


Top ten interviews on just-style in 2015... Katie Smith | 23 Dec 15

Among the industry executives who spoke with just-style this year were William E Connor, chairman and CEO of William E Connor & Associates; Patagonia's director of social & environmental responsibility Cara Chacon; Frank Henke, global director of social and environmental affairs at German sporting goods giant Adidas Group; and Esquel Group vice chairman and CEO John Cheh. 


George at Asda delivers Q3 online sales hike Katie Smith | 18 Nov 15

Asda has recorded a 30% hike in online sales at its George fashion division during the third-quarter, bucking an overall decline in like-for-like sales at the UK supermarket retailer.


George at Asda delivers Q3 online sales hike Katie Smith | 18 Nov 15

Asda has recorded a 30% hike in online sales at its George fashion division during the third-quarter, bucking an overall decline in like-for-like sales at the UK supermarket retailer.


WRAP sustainable clothing plan cuts carbon and water use Michelle Russell | 5 Nov 15

George, the clothing line of UK supermarket group Asda, has joined WRAP’s Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP), as the initiative revealed a reduction in water use of 12.5% per tonne of clothing over the last two years. 


Asda optimistic despite worst sales performance Michelle Russell | 19 Aug 15

UK retailer Asda has offered an optimistic outlook, despite posting its worst sales performance in the group's history, highlighting the fierce competition it faces from rivals.


Where next for sustainability in fashion? Katie Smith | 14 Aug 15

It is easy to underestimate the complexity of sustainability in the apparel supply chain. But while there are no simple solutions, industry experts believe improvements can come about through social change, collaboration and innovation.


Asos appoints Ashton as finance chief Michelle Russell | 14 Apr 15

Online fashion retailer Asos has appointed debt management executive Helen Ashton as its finance chief.


Asda Q4 sales fall as market slows Michelle Russell | 19 Feb 15

Asda has revealed a decline in revenues in a quarter in which the retailer said the market slowed significantly.


INTERVIEW: George at Asda on responsible retail journey Katie Smith | 20 Jan 15

UK supermarket brand George at Asda is on a journey to a more sustainable supply chain through its Responsible Retail programme. Lynne Tooms, senior director of quality and sourcing, explains why retailers need to understand more about where their products come from and the challenges faced by suppliers.


INTERVIEW: George at Asda on responsible retail journey Katie Smith | 20 Jan 15

UK supermarket brand George at Asda is on a journey to a more sustainable supply chain through its Responsible Retail programme. Lynne Tooms, senior director of quality and sourcing, explains why retailers need to understand more about where their products come from and the challenges faced by suppliers.


UK retail sales see strongest growth in 26 years Katie Smith | 19 Dec 14

UK retail sales grew at their fastest pace for almost 26 years in December, thanks, in part, to robust growth at clothing retailers.


Big gap between Ethiopia export goals and reality Jozef De Coster | 5 Dec 14

Ethiopia may have more trump cards to play than any other sub-Sahara African country when it comes to developing a competitive cotton, textile and garment supply chain, but it still has a rough road ahead. Indeed, Ethiopia's growth as a garment exporter will be slower and more difficult than the government and local textile organisations predict.

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