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Indian apparel exporters discuss policy changes

Indian apparel exporters have demanded a series of favourable policy decisions from the new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government whil...


Ivan Castano Freeman | 6 Sep 2010

Like most industries in Spain today, the apparel sector has not emerged unscathed from the deep recession that's roiling the country.


just-style.com | 22 Sep 2009

In a year that is likely to go down as one of the worst on record for the pan-European apparel industry, one sector continues to shine bright: value clothing. And one retailer that truly stands out here is Primark, a new report says. If the value players can continue to see off competitive pressures and ethical concerns, then they will continue to outperform.


just-style.com | 21 Mar 2005

Springfield’s new advertising catchphrase reads ‘Born in Europe.’ And that should come as no surprise. After all, owner Spanish retail group Cortefiel wants its fast-growing men’s fashion chain (and women’s lingerie banner Women’s Secret) to take the old continent’s specialty-retail market by storm in coming years. By Ivan Castano.


just-style.com | 21 Mar 2005

Springfield’s new advertising catchphrase reads ‘Born in Europe.’ And that should come as no surprise. After all, owner Spanish retail group Cortefiel wants its fast-growing men’s fashion chain (and women’s lingerie banner Women’s Secret) to take the old continent’s specialty-retail market by storm in coming years. By Ivan Castano.

Latest Interviews

Leonie Barrie | 31 Mar 2011

There's plenty of talk about the uphill battle confronting apparel supply chains in the face of cautious consumer spending and the pressure on margins from rising raw material, labour and transportation costs. What's needed are constructive ways to counter these pressures. Kurt Cavano, CEO of the TradeCard supply chain platform, believes technology has a key role to play.


just-style.com | 26 Mar 2009

Spain’s armada of fashion retailers has taken the world’s high streets by storm with Inditex becoming the largest such enterprise and smaller rivals such as Mango rushing to gain domination. Not to be outdone, Madrid-based Cortefiel Group has drafted its own ambitious expansion with plans to roll out 440 franchised stores in the next five years to operate over 2,000 shops. Speaking to just-style, franchise director Alex Cara outlines the strategy and explains how Cortefiel plans to stay competitive in coming years.

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Michelle Russell | 21 Jul 2017

European fashion retail giant Grupo Cortefiel has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to improve visibility and decision-making in its sourcing process.


Leonie Barrie | 8 Oct 2015

Grupo Cortefiel, one of Europe’s largest fashion retailers, has selected JustEnough software’s retail planning suite to help provide consistent, efficient and accurate planning across its business.


Leonie Barrie | 13 Aug 2014

A group of European retail clothing brands is calling for the elimination of duties on apparel, along with more flexible rules of origin, as part of the free-trade agreement being negotiated between the European Union (EU) and Vietnam.


Katie Smith | 24 Oct 2013

Dr Martens, the iconic British footwear brand, has been acquired by private equity firm Permira in a deal worth GBP300m (US$484.6m), ending almost a week of speculation.


Katie Smith | 18 Oct 2013

Permira Advisers and the owners of the Dr Martens footwear brand have refused to be drawn on a report that the private equity firm is in talks to buy the business.


Katie Smith | 16 Oct 2013

As part of international expansion efforts, Spanish fashion retailer Grupo Cortefiel plans to triple its presence in Russia, where it expects to operate 200 stores by 2016.


Richard Woodard | 30 Jul 2013

Spanish fashion retail business Grupo Cortefiel is entering the US market this September, part of a planned expansion in association with the Al Hokair Fashion Retail group.


Richard Woodard | 30 Jul 2013

Spanish fashion retail business Grupo Cortefiel is entering the US market this September, part of a planned expansion in association with the Al Hokair Fashion Retail group.


Leonie Barrie | 3 Jul 2013

European fashion retailer Grupo Cortefiel is deploying the product lifecycle management (PLM) solution from Centric Software across all of its brands and product categories


Leonie Barrie | 23 Apr 2013

A new study into the impact of the branded clothing sector on the European economy is calling for a shift in thinking when it comes to setting out trade policies to include the full breadth of the industry.


Petah Marian | 15 Oct 2012

Spanish retailer Grupo Cortefiel has announced plans to expand into the Baltic countries through a partnership with Karkat Fashion.


Petah Marian | 15 Oct 2012

Spanish retailer Grupo Cortefiel has announced plans to expand into the Baltic countries through a partnership with Karkat Fashion.


Leonie Barrie | 20 Sep 2012

Underwear and lingerie retailer Women'secret plans to open more than 300 new points of sale in China over the next five years, as part of parent company Grupo Cortefiel's plans to expand internationally.


Leonie Barrie | 20 Sep 2012

Underwear and lingerie retailer Women'secret plans to open more than 300 new points of sale in China over the next five years, as part of parent company Grupo Cortefiel's plans to expand internationally.


Richard Woodard | 3 Apr 2012

Underwear and lingerie retailer Women’secret has announced plans to open 60 stores over the next five years in Turkey, as part of parent company Cortefiel’s plans to expand in emerging markets.


Petah Marian | 5 Mar 2012

Grupo Cortefiel will enter China in the autumn with its Pedro del Hierro and Springfield brands through a deal with ScarVic.


Petah Marian | 5 Mar 2012

Grupo Cortefiel will enter China in the autumn with its Pedro del Hierro and Springfield brands through a deal with ScarVic.


Petah Marian | 6 Dec 2011

Land Securities' subsidiary Brand Empire has ended its agreement with Spanish retailer Grupo Cortefiel and closed the eight stores that were trading in the UK.


Petah Marian | 6 Dec 2011

Land Securities' subsidiary Brand Empire has ended its agreement with Spanish retailer Grupo Cortefiel and closed the eight stores that were trading in the UK.


Leonie Barrie | 21 Oct 2011

Spanish fashion retailer Cortefiel is continuing its global rollout with the opening of its first store in Qatar.


Leonie Barrie | 21 Oct 2011

Spanish fashion retailer Cortefiel is continuing its global rollout with the opening of its first store in Qatar.


Leonie Barrie | 30 Sep 2011

TradeCard Inc, the supply chain collaboration platform used by retailers, brands and manufacturers, has hired Frank Bakker as VP of sales for Europe.


just-style.com | 13 Jul 2011

Apparel companies including Nike, Adidas, H&M and PVH are being targeted by a Greenpeace campaign highlighting toxic water pollution linked to the clothing supply chain.

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