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UK: Opposition leader slams provocative children's wear | 11 May 06

Conservative Party leader David Cameron has lashed out at fashion retailers for selling "sexually suggestive" clothing aimed at young children.

CAMBODIA: Topshop owner dismisses claims of factory abuses | 26 Apr 06

UK high-street mogul Philip Green has rebuffed accusations that a Cambodian factory his stores source from abuses worker’s rights.

M&S regains some of its sparkle | 12 Apr 06

Marks & Spencer’s fourth-quarter trading update shone a ray of light on an otherwise gloomy retail sector. But even though the company is winning back customers and regaining market share, its outlook remains cautious, as Leonie Barrie reports.

UK: Green to sell struggling Bhs chain? | 3 Mar 06

Retail mogul Philip Green is reportedly in talks over a possible sale of the Bhs clothing chain, but is remaining silent on the issue.

UK: SDL Atlas named global agent for Tinius Olsen test units | 28 Feb 06

SDL Atlas, the supplier of textile testing equipment, has been signed up as the exclusive global agent for Tinius Olsen universal testing machines (UTMs).

UK: Purista antimicrobial reaches out to synthetics | 14 Feb 06

Purista, the antimicrobial treatment for clothing, has responded to the demands among consumers and manufacturers to develop a freshness treatment for use on synthetic fibres.

UK: Philip Green Slates Own Chain BHS's Clothing Lines | 17 Nov 05

Retail tycoon Philip Green has criticised the stock of his store chain BHS as being 'poor', and 'off the boil' in comments reported yesterday.

UK: Matalan Names New Head Of Women's Wear | 28 Oct 05

Out-of-town value chain Matalan has snared Geraldine Higgins from high-street retailer Bhs to head its women’s wear unit.

UK: Green Enjoys £1.2bn Dividend From Arcadia | 20 Oct 05

High-street mogul Philip Green has given himself a record dividend of £1.2 billion after his fashion group Arcadia reported a modest increase in annual profits.

UK: Bhs Suffers Full-Year Sales Slide | 12 Oct 05

High-street mogul Philip Green’s Bhs chain has admitted a slip in annual sales and profits a day after ex-bid target Marks & Spencer said it was finally on track with recovering its sales.

UK: Terry Green To Head Up Tesco Clothing | 30 Sep 05

Supermarket giant Tesco has appointed Terry Green, ex-chief executive of the collapsed Allders chain, as head of its clothing division.

UK: M&S, Bhs To Gain From Littlewoods Stores Closure | 8 Aug 05

Retailers Marks and Spencer and Bhs are most likely to benefit once Littlewoods Stores no longer has a presence in the UK high street according to new research.

The end of the road for mid-market retailers? | 8 Jun 05

The UK middle market in clothing could soon cease to exist according to new research. The traditional mass market is being squeezed by value-led retailers on the one hand and smaller fashion multiples on the other, forcing retailers such as Marks & Spencer and Next to adapt their business models to a hybrid of the two polar opposites.

UK: New Bhs Design Studio Invests In Tex-Design | 26 May 05

Leading high street retailer Bhs has invested in apparel design software from Tex-Data in its new design studios.

UK: Allders Sells Flagship Branch To Jaeger Chairman | 5 May 05

Clothing chain Jaeger’s chairman, Harold Tillman, has salvaged department store Allders’ name with the purchase of its flagship store in Croydon, UK.

SRI LANKA: Targets Clothing Exports Of $4.5bn By 2007 | 27 Apr 05

Sri Lanka aims to make a revenue of $4.5 billion from clothing exports in 2007 according to industry official Tuli Cooray.

UK: Philip Green Buys Etam's UK Unit | 8 Apr 05

Entrepreneur Philip Green – who owns UK retail giant Arcadia Group Plc as well as department store chain Bhs – has bought Etam Developpement SA's UK clothing division.

UK: M&S Boss Rose Backs Philip Green's Retail Academy | 24 Mar 05

Entrepreneurs Philip Green and Stuart Rose – who became engaged in an infamous takeover battle over department store chain Marks & Spencer last year – are putting their differences aside to support a new UK fashion retail academy.

UK: Collapsed Allders Axes 1,089 More Workers | 22 Mar 05

Another 1,089 employees are to get the axe from collapsed department store chain Allders, bringing the total number of job losses to 1,850.

UK: Allders Store Sales Save 2000 Jobs | 15 Feb 05

More than 2,000 Allders’ jobs look likely to have been saved after rival retailers agreed to buy 24 of the group’s 45 stores.

UK: Allders Plans To Close 35 Of Its 45 Stores | 7 Feb 05

Insolvency company Kroll, which has taken charge of the bankrupt Allders department store chain, is in negotiations over plans to shut 35 of its 45 stores.

UK: Bankrupt Allders Sacks 130, Sets Bidding Deadline | 2 Feb 05

Administrators from risk consultants Kroll who are in charge of bankrupt department store chain Allders have axed 130 staff from the company’s headquarters – including chief executive Terry Green - and set a deadline of 5pm today for potential bidders.

UK underwear: the naked truth | 26 Jan 05

A recent study on Underwear Retailing in the UK shows that the growth of private label – with its combination of price, quality and speed – is an ongoing challenge to both brands and branded retailers. The latter, though, are fighting back with unique product benefits and strong selling messages that give value for money.

UK: Debenhams Loses Trading Director To New Look | 12 Jan 05

Paul Marchant, divisional trading director of department store Debenhams’s men’s wear, women’s wear and children’s wear, has quit the company to join fashion chain New Look as managing director of buying, merchandising and design.

UK: Matalan's Same-Store Sales Rise 5.3% | 11 Jan 05

UK value clothing chain Matalan said same-store sales for the ten weeks ended 8 January increased 5.3 per cent compared to an 8.2 per cent fall in the comparable period last year.

H&M set to topple M&S as Europe's leading clothing giant | 19 Nov 04

New research suggests that relative new kid on the block Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is set to leapfrog Marks & Spencer (M&S) to take the title as Europe's biggest clothing retailer.

UK: Arcadia Ownership Change To Save £150m In Tax? | 3 Nov 04

Infamous entrepreneur Philip Green is said to have officially handed over the reigns of the retail group Arcadia, which includes high-street chains Topshop, Burton and Dorothy Perkins, to his wife Tina, according to the Guardian newspaper.

UK: M&S Share Buyback Begins | 25 Oct 04

The largest share buyback in British corporate history was kicked off today by floundering high-street retailer Marks & Spencer.

UK: Green Takes £500m Arcadia Dividend | 21 Oct 04

Entrepreneur Philip Green is to take a £500 million dividend from high-street retail giant the Arcadia group.

UK: Green Pays Back £808m Arcadia Loan | 18 Oct 04

High-street entrepreneur Philip Green has paid back the £808 million that he borrowed two years ago to buy retail group Arcadia.






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