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UK: 'Keep Burberry British' campaign moves overseas just-style.com | 15 Feb 07

The campaign to keep Burberry’s Rhondda Valley factory appeared to have spread overseas yesterday (14th February) as opposers protested outside the company’s stores across Europe and the US.

UK: Latest Burberry factory proposal branded a "PR stunt" just-style.com | 29 Jan 07

Workers from Burberry’s factory in Treorchy, south Wales, have restarted their protest to keep the plant open after the company said it would give it to the local community.

UK: Tom Jones joins calls to keep Burberry British just-style.com | 22 Jan 07

Welsh singer Tom Jones has joined the call to save Burberry’s factory in Treorchy, which is situated near to where he grew up.

UK: Burberry enjoys strong Q3 trading just-style.com | 16 Jan 07

Luxury brand Burberry met forecasts with a 25% rise in underlying revenue in the third quarter thanks to demand for its handbags and accessories.

UK: Burberry confirms factory closure plans just-style.com | 12 Jan 07

Fashion firm Burberry has confirmed it will close its factory in Treorchy, South Wales, despite facing a barrage of criticism over the plans.

UK: Burberry to be quizzed over factory closure plans just-style.com | 2 Jan 07

The managers of Burberry’s factory in Treorchy, south Wales, are reportedly to be questioned by a parliamentary committee over proposals to shut down the plant.

ITALY: Benetton snatches up Burberry CFO Emilio Foa just-style.com | 20 Dec 06

Fashion firm Benetton Group has appointed Emilio Foa as its new CFO, replacing Pier Francesco Facchini, who quit last month for personal reasons.

UK: Welsh secretary supports Burberry factory campaign just-style.com | 4 Dec 06

Welsh Secretary Peter Hain has joined the fight to keep open Burberry’s factory in Treorchy, Wales.

UK: Hollywood actor backs campaign to keep Burberry factory just-style.com | 27 Nov 06

Hollywood actor Ioan Gruffudd said he is behind the campaign to keep Burberry’s factory in Treorchy, Wales, open.

UK: Burberry targeted by anti-fur campaigners just-style.com | 17 Nov 06

Luxury fashion company Burberry was the latest target of a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) campaign against its use of fur yesterday (16 November).

UK: Aggressive store growth plans afoot at Burberry as H1 sales soar just-style.com | 15 Nov 06

Luxury fashion firm Burberry has unveiled ambitious store expansion plans in the US and Europe on the back of strong first-half sales growth.

UK: Burberry factory closure gets three-month reprieve just-style.com | 9 Nov 06

Designer clothing brand Burberry is to delay the closure of its factory in Treorchy, South Wales by three months.

UKRAINE: Helen Marlen opens Gucci, Cavalli and Burberry stores just-style.com | 3 Nov 06

Ukrainian fashion firm Helen Marlen Group has opened franchised stores of the Gucci, Roberto Cavalli and Burberry brands, reported local media.

UK: Factory workers campaign to ‘Keep Burberry British’ just-style.com | 27 Oct 06

Workers from a Burberry factory in Treorchy, south Wales, have been demonstrating against the planned closure of the site, which also contains a warehouse.

UK: Burberry Q2 sales rise 7% just-style.com | 11 Oct 06

British luxury goods company Burberry Group on Wednesday (11 October) posted a 7% rise in second-quarter sales rose 7 percent, helped by “extraordinary” demand for its new handbag line.

ITALY: PETA protestors disrupt Burberry fashion show just-style.com | 27 Sep 06

Protestors from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have gatecrashed a Burberry catwalk show in protest against the luxury label’s use of fur.

UK: Burberry proposes closure of garment factory just-style.com | 7 Sep 06

Luxury goods house Burberry has proposed closing its factory in Treorchy, South Wales, following a year-long review of its supply chain and manufacturing process.

UK: Burberry wins trademark case against Marco Leather just-style.com | 21 Jul 06

Luxury clothing brand Burberry said it has won a trademark case against Marco Leather, landing itself with US$100m compensation.

UK: Burberry Q1 revenue grows 12% just-style.com | 12 Jul 06

Luxury goods brand Burberry said it looks set to meet full-year forecasts as it reported a 12% first-quarter revenue increase.

UK: Burberry eyes US growth just-style.com | 7 Jul 06

UK luxury brand Burberry is planning to grow its market presence in the US, eyeing potential locations such as Kansas, Indiana and Ohio.

US: Luxury spending on the up - report just-style.com | 6 Jun 06

The rise in global spending on luxury goods, including clothing and shoes, is set to accelerate and could triple over the next four years, according to a report by US consulting firm Bain & Co.

UK: Burberry FY profits down 5.5% just-style.com | 25 May 06

Fashion house Burberry has posted reduced annual profits, hampered by costs from investments in its infrastructure.

UK: Argos to get separate listing in October just-style.com | 24 May 06

Argos Retail Group (ARG), including the Argos and Homebase retail chains, is to be demerged from parent company GUS plc, along with financial services arm Experian, in October.

UK: New boss at Lambert Howarth as revenues fall just-style.com | 25 Apr 06

Lambert Howarth chief executive Garry Hogarth is to leave the company on 2 June, the footwear producer said, as it unveiled a one-third drop in revenues for 2005.

CHINA: Luxury companies win Silk Street fake goods case just-style.com | 19 Apr 06

Five luxury fashion companies have triumphed against fake good sellers after a court ruled the counterfeit vendors would have to pay out and stop selling rip-off goods.

SPAIN: Burberry shifts women’s line from Corte Ingles amid weak sales just-style.com | 13 Apr 06

Burberry has shifted its key women’s line outside El Corte Ingles’ wholesale distribution system into its own retail arm, a company spokesman said Wednesday, dismissing reports that the British retailer had completely removed the line from Spain’s biggest department-store network.

UK: Burberry retail sales on the up just-style.com | 12 Apr 06

Fashion house Burberry is set to expand its US and Asian operations after posting a rise in retail sales during the six months to 31 March.

US: Calvin Klein signs up Kate Moss for GBP500,000 just-style.com | 6 Apr 06

Supermodel Kate Moss has signed a GBP500,000 (US$875,000) deal to model for designer label Calvin Klein just months after her career hung in the balance because of drug abuse allegations.

CHINA: Fake goods vendors switch to online selling just-style.com | 5 Apr 06

Shanghai's infamous Xiangyang market, once notorious for dealing mostly in knock-off brand name fashions and due for closure by the authorities this May, has found a new life online.

Clamping down on Chinese copycats just-style.com | 23 Jan 06

Following China’s promise over a year ago to crack down on fake goods including the country’s enormous fashion label-counterfeiting industry, industry watchers have been keen to see the results of government efforts to halt the crime. Michael Fitzpatrick reports.






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