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US: Xeros joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition Richard Woodard | 26 Nov 13

Textile cleaning specialist Xeros has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and will aid the group’s environmental sustainability index.

TURKEY: Textile Sustainability Conference takes shape Leonie Barrie | 21 Oct 13

Sessions on the circular economy, re-imagining textile manufacturing, how to verify product claims, cotton sustainability and collaboration are among the highlights at this year's upcoming Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference.

BANGLADESH: Safety Accord names leadership team Leonie Barrie | 18 Oct 13

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has filled a number of key roles in its leadership team in what is described as a "major development" that will help the group move forward in its goals to improve conditions for garment workers.

UK: Burberry CEO Ahrendts steps down, H1 revenues grow Katie Smith | 15 Oct 13

Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts has said she will step down next year to take up a new role with Apple, as the UK luxury brand posted a double-digit increase in first-half revenues.

UK: M&S makes changes at the top of its Asia business Leonie Barrie | 1 Oct 13

Retailer Marks & Spencer is reshuffling the executives leading its Asia operations, with Pascal Martin leaving later this month to be replaced by Bruce Findlay, the former retail director at Calvin Klein Europe and Tommy Hilfiger Asia-Pacific.

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.

BANGLADESH: Safety Accord taps interim director to speed rollout Leonie Barrie | 6 Sep 13

As part of efforts to speed implementation of its scheme to improve safety in the country's ready-made garment industry, the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has hired an interim executive director.

RFID: What retailers can expect in-store Lee Adendorff | 3 Sep 13

Omni-channel retailing has revolutionised the way people shop, with consumers now able to buy and research products online, on a tablet or on a smart phone. And there appears to be great potential to leverage RFID for even greater benefits, including smart shelves, mirrors, and fitting room interaction.

UK: Jaeger shuffles senior management team Katie Smith | 2 Sep 13

Luxury UK fashion brand Jaeger has announced a series of management hires following the departure of chief operating officer Carolyn Springett and brand director Shailina Parti.

UK: Burberry names regional chief executive officers Petah Marian | 8 Aug 13

Burberry has named its first regional chief executive officers as part of plans to expand its global reach.

UK: Burberry hires director to drive digital expansion Katie Smith | 16 Jul 13

UK luxury brand Burberry has hired telecoms boss Matthew Key as a non-executive director to drive growth in digital.

UPDATE: UK: Burberry continues to develop online proposition Petah Marian | 10 Jul 13

Continuing to develop its online offer is part of Burberry's attempts to manage the uncertain macro-economic environment.

UK: Burberry retail revenue jumps 18% in Q1 Petah Marian | 10 Jul 13

Burberry has recorded a jump in first quarter retail revenue, which it said was driven by the exceptional performance of its spring summer collection.

UK: Hunter Boot adds to senior management team Katie Smith | 18 Jun 13

The owner of the iconic Hunter wellington boot brand has announced a series of appointments to its senior team, including former Burberry executive Niall Sloan as global design director.

FRANCE: Children Worldwide Fashion selects Centric PLM Leonie Barrie | 29 May 13

Paris-based Children Worldwide Fashion Group (CWF) has selected Centric Software's product lifecycle management (PLM) system to help streamline its product development process.

UPDATE: UK: Burberry posts double-digit FY profit growth Katie Smith | 21 May 13

Luxury goods business Burberry has today (21 May) booked a 14% rise in full-year profit, bolstered by increased demand in China and Hong Kong and overseas store growth.

Omni-channel retail: Technology and logistics Lee Adendorff | 1 May 13

Omni-channel services may be delivering, but they can be complex. The goal is delivering a seamless omni-channel experience for apparel buying consumers and if the tech doesn't work, the sales aren't made.

UK: Supergroup hires Knox to head logistics Katie Smith | 1 May 13

UK fashion retailer Supergroup has hired former Burberry distribution director Gordon Knox as its new head of logistics.

In the money: Burberry works to mitigate macroeconomic environment Petah Marian | 17 Apr 13

Luxury brand Burberry is working to "control the things it can control" as luxury footfall declines amid macroeconomic uncertainty around the world.

UK: Burberry first-half sales growth driven by China Petah Marian | 17 Apr 13

UK luxury brand Burberry has recorded an increase in first half sales driven by strong demand for its products in China.

US: Cache appoints Pappas as EVP, chief merchandise officer Petah Marian | 2 Apr 13

US women's wear chain Cache has appointed Daphne Pappas as executive vice president, chief merchandise officer.

UK: Burberry's "smart personalisation" of runway lines Leonie Barrie | 18 Feb 13

Luxury retailer Burberry is taking customer experience to the next level by personalising its made-to-order runway products with embedded technology that tells how the product is made.

UK: Woollen mills tap into increasing demand Katie Smith | 12 Feb 13

Woollen mills in the UK are expanding as a result of growing demand across Europe and Asia, according to The Woolmark Company.

UK: Ex-BBC man takes Burberry COO post Richard Woodard | 7 Feb 13

Luxury goods business Burberry has appointed former BBC Worldwide chief executive John Smith to the newly created post of company COO - while CFO and EVP Stacy Cartwright is set to step down from the business.

UK: Burberry Q3 sales rise beats expectations Richard Woodard | 15 Jan 13

Luxury goods business Burberry outstripped market expectations with a 9% rise in underlying revenues in the third quarter, boosting retail revenues by 13% and comparable store sales by 6%.

2012: A year in review - Retail winners and losers MJ Deschamps | 14 Dec 12

Faced with continuing challenging trading conditions in 2012, retailers responded with a number of different strategies to try to grow their businesses. International expansion, new and larger format stores, revamped product lines and sustainability initiatives were the chosen route for some, while others were forced to lay off workers to cut costs.

UK: Asos invests in pre-owned luxury website Covetique Katie Smith | 26 Nov 12

Online clothing retailer Asos has invested in second hand designer clothing website Covetique for an undisclosed amount.

UK: Burberry H1 profit up 6% as sales growth slows Leonie Barrie | 7 Nov 12

British luxury goods group Burberry today (7 November) booked a 6% rise in first-half profit, despite a slowdown in revenue growth across regions and product divisions.

Luxury fibres and fabrics: High-end markets underpin profits Lee Adendorff | 1 Nov 12

Despite the financial storm clouds that have disrupted Europe's economy over the past few years, the continent's luxury apparel sector has proved remarkably resilient, with global demand for their products rising.

US: Talon International expands European operations Katie Smith | 29 Oct 12

Zipper and trim supplier Talon International has moved to new, larger offices in the UK as it continues to grow its customer base in Europe.






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