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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.

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.

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.

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: Jaeger taps Burberry designer to head womenswear Katie Smith | 27 Nov 12

Luxury fashion brand Jaeger has poached Burberry senior designer Collette Brown to become its head of womenswear design.

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.

In the money: Burberry says big spenders continue spending Petah Marian | 11 Oct 12

As first half sales growth weakened at UK fashion brand Burberry, the company was quick to emphasise that the momentum among its higher spending luxury consumers remained strong.

UK: Burberry H1 sales growth slows on weakening demand in UK and China Petah Marian | 11 Oct 12

Luxury brand Burberry saw sales growth slow in the second quarter as demand weakened in the UK and China.

CHINA: Apparel brands to reduce pollution in supply chain Katie Smith | 10 Oct 12

Leading apparel brands including Gap, Adidas and H&M Hennes & Mauritz are looking at ways to reduce pollution within their supply chains following accusations that they were purchasing clothing from suppliers who illegally discharge polluted water in China.

UK: All Saints founder Stanford exits? Petah Marian | 8 Oct 12

All Saints founder Kevin Stanford has reportedly left the UK clothing chain after a long-running dispute with its controlling shareholder.

just-style management briefing: International brands eye emerging markets Wang Fangqing | 1 Oct 12

While the focus on emerging markets for the big international clothing companies has traditionally been to view them as outsourcing opportunities, there are a lot of people with a lot of money in these countries. So go-ahead Western brands are seeking to gain a presence in emerging markets, hoping to reap dividends as their economies grow.

IAF Convention 2012: Getting smarter across the supply chain Leonie Barrie | 27 Sep 12

Instead of focusing on product costs as a way of offsetting the pressures faced in both retail and sourcing markets, the apparel supply chain should look instead at optimising processes, boosting collaboration and generally getting smarter, industry executives believe.

UK: Karen Millen appoints retail directors for Europe and UK Katie Smith | 27 Sep 12

British clothing brand Karen Millen has appointed Becky Bateman as retail director for the UK and Ireland and Pilar LaCave as retail director for Europe.

UK: Hobbs taps Topman e-commerce exec Amico Katie Smith | 27 Sep 12

UK clothing retailer Hobbs has appointed former Topman online executive Gracia Amico as director of e-commerce.

UK: All Saints taps Burberry's William Kim as CEO Leonie Barrie | 17 Sep 12

Fashion retailer All Saints has tapped William Kim, the former senior vice president of retail and digital commerce at luxury goods firm Burberry, as its new CEO.

Top stories on just-style this week... Katie Smith | 14 Sep 12

Top stories on just-style this week include the news that hundreds of garment workers were killed in two factory fires in Pakistan, Burberry's share price was hit by a profit warning, and US apparel groups warned of possible port strike disruption.

UK: Burberry shares hit by FY profit warning Petah Marian | 11 Sep 12

UK luxury brand Burberry's share price has dropped this morning after it warned that its full-year profits will be at the "lower end of market expectations" following a slowdown in sales growth.

Comment: Luxury no longer immune to macroeconomic pressures Petah Marian | 11 Sep 12

The luxury sector has largely been a beacon of stability as the rest of the clothing sector has struggled with the shocks provided by the uncertain macroeconomic environment over the past few years.

Global news roundup Katie Smith | 13 Aug 12

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.








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