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The check matching problem just-style.com | 9 Jun 04

Quality cutting of checks (plaids) and stripes so that they can subsequently be matched and positioned within a garment is traditionally complex, time-consuming and costly. Here, Niki Tait looks into latest ways of tackling the problems.

UK: Burberry FY Pre-Tax Profit Jumps 21% just-style.com | 24 May 04

Luxury goods maker Burberry has registered a 21 per cent year-on-year rise in pre-tax profit to £141.2 million for fiscal 2003.

UK: Fake Clothing Worth £3m Seized just-style.com | 20 May 04

Trading standards officers seized counterfeit clothing worth about £3 million in a raid on a warehouse in Rawtenstall, Rossendale this week, the Manchester Evening News has reported.

UK: Burberry Hires Ex-Gucci Exec For Global Role just-style.com | 10 May 04

Luxury goods group Burberry has hired former Gucci executive vice-president Brian Blake to head up its worldwide operations.

UK: Burberry President Resigns As Director just-style.com | 19 Apr 04

The president of Burberry Group Plc has resigned as a director of the luxury goods company.

UK: Burberry Q2 Revenue Up 15% just-style.com | 14 Apr 04

Luxury goods company Burberry Group Plc has posted a 15 per cent year-on-year increase in total revenue, at constant exchange rates, for the second half to March 31.

Top ways to keep a rock-solid brand just-style.com | 29 Mar 04

Brand survival and profitability is more and more reliant upon leveraging customer values. Here Stacy Baker outlines the top tips that brand builders can use to strengthen loyalty, manage hard times and keep their names to the fore.

UK: Burberry Checks Out SR Gent's Rotherham Plant just-style.com | 29 Mar 04

Burberry is thought to be close to completing a deal to save SR Gent's Rotherham plant and around 115 jobs.

JAPAN: Sanyo Shokai To Invest ¥3bn In New Apparel Brands just-style.com | 24 Feb 04

Apparel firm Sanyo Shokai Ltd is to invest more than 3 billion yen over the next two years launching five new men’s and women’s clothing brands.

UK: Burberry Rebuffs Reports Of Laura Ashley Bid just-style.com | 24 Feb 04

Burberry Group Plc has hit back at newspaper reports alleging that Burberry chief executive Rose Marie Bravo is considering a bid for troubled clothing and furnishings retailer Laura Ashley.

Market slowdown for designerwear just-style.com | 6 Feb 04

After years of excellent growth, designer fashion houses worldwide are now feeling the pressures of tough economic times and global uncertainty. The Iraq conflict, economic downturns, a weaker dollar, a stronger euro and stock market declines have made consumers unconfident about spending, especially on discretionary items like clothing.

USA: Hartmarx Reports Q4 Revenue, Sales Increases just-style.com | 22 Jan 04

Apparel maker Hartmarx Corporation has reported a rise in fourth quarter revenue to $151.5 million, up from $151.1m in the same period a year earlier.

UK: Burberry Posts 12% Q3 Sales Rise just-style.com | 13 Jan 04

Luxury apparel retailer Burberry has posted a 12 per cent year-on-year rise in third quarter sales.

UK: XeBusiness Boosts Apparel Sector Customer Base By 30% just-style.com | 13 Jan 04

Software firm XeBusiness has reported a significant boost in IT investment by UK apparel and textile companies for 2003.

Happy holiday for innovative retailers just-style.com | 8 Dec 03

As the countdown continues toward the most important selling season of the year, retailers seem to be struggling to generate the 6 to 7 per cent growth predicted by retail analysts. The winners this holiday will be the innovative merchants who don't let exciting items sit hanging on racks or piled high on tables, but rather who take risks in making them visually appealing and compelling to buy, writes Stacy Baker.

USA: Hartmarx Names Brookstone CEO As Director just-style.com | 3 Dec 03

Apparel maker Hartmarx Corp has announced the appointment of Brookstone Inc chief executive Michael Anthony to its board of directors.

NETHERLANDS: Gucci CEO Santucci To Stay On just-style.com | 2 Dec 03

Gucci president Giacomo Santucci has announced he will stay with the luxury brand despite the impending departure of CEO Domenico De Sole and head designer Tom Ford.

IRELAND: Fake Designer Clothing Worth EUR1.5m Seized just-style.com | 1 Dec 03

A consignment of fake designer clothing worth EUR1.5 million has been seized in Dublin.

UK: Burberry H1 Earnings Rise 21% just-style.com | 18 Nov 03

High-end fashion house Burberry Plc has posted pre-tax earnings of £66.9 million for the six months to September 30, up 21 per cent on the same period last year.

UK: Woman Banned For Wearing Burberry just-style.com | 12 Nov 03

A woman has been refused entry to a pub in Aberdeen, Scotland, because she was carrying a Burberry umbrella.

UK: Burberry Chooses Real Time Manufacturing System just-style.com | 10 Nov 03

International fashion icon Burberry is to use the XeBusiness Real Time Production Control System (Xe-RTS) at its Castleford manufacturing site in West Yorkshire.

ITALY: Gucci Hunting Burberry CEO Bravo? just-style.com | 7 Nov 03

The chief executive credited with turning around the fortunes of UK fashion group Burberry, Rose Marie Bravo, was on Thursday reported to be the leading candidate to replace Domenico De Sole as head of Gucci Group. Italian business daily Il Sole 24 Ore claimed the fashion giant wants Bravo to take up the reins at the end of next April when De Sole and creative director Tom Ford quit the firm.

UK: Burberry's H1 Sales Jump 17%, Russian Store Planned just-style.com | 14 Oct 03

Upscale fashion group Burberry, famous for its checked designs, on Tuesday posted a 17 per cent hike in first half sales from last year and revealed plans to enter the Russian market.

USA: Perry Ellis Names Tricots St Raphael Design Directors just-style.com | 29 Aug 03

Clothing company Perry Ellis International Inc on Thursday announced the appointment of two designers at its Tricots St Raphael division which it acquired as part of its recent takeover of Salant Corp.

JAPAN: Sanyo Shokai Enjoys Solid H1 Growth just-style.com | 26 Aug 03

Clothing firm Sanyo Shokai Ltd on Friday posted a seven per cent year-on-year rise in first half net profit to 1.8 billion yen on the back of a two per cent rise in sales to 63.3 billion yen ($538.2 million). The company said demand for its fashions in the January to June period remained strong despite unseasonal weather and added demand for its Burberry brand clothing was also solid.

UK: Fashion Group USC Sees Strong Sales, Profit Growth just-style.com | 11 Aug 03

Scottish fashion chain USC on Monday said it may launch a stand-alone concept for its footwear collections as it revealed it expects full year turnover to climb to £100 million from £67m in 2002.

UK: Burberry COO Metcalf To Stand Down March 2004 just-style.com | 5 Aug 03

Upscale fashion and leather goods firm Burberry Group Plc on Tuesday announced its chief operating and financial officer, Michael Metcalf, is to quit in order to look for new opportunities outside of the company.

UK: Retail Group GUS Reports Strong Q1 Sales Growth just-style.com | 23 Jul 03

Retail group GUS on Wednesday reported strong first quarter results for all its divisions but said it is unlikely to maintain its solid growth within its catalogue shopping chain Argos.

UK: Shareholders Fail To Stop Burberry Chief’s £12m Pay Deal just-style.com | 16 Jul 03

Burberry’s chief executive Rose Marie Bravo is to keep her £12 million ‘golden parachute’ deal after shareholders lost their protest vote to axe the payment.

UK: Burberry Q1 Sales Up 18% On Strong High St Spending just-style.com | 14 Jul 03

Fashion group Burberry on Monday posted an 18 per cent year-on-year jump in first quarter revenues as consumers' confidence was boosted by the end of the Iraq war and reduced threat of the deadly SARS virus.








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