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In the money: Tesco faces clothing challenge Joe Ayling | 20 Apr 11

The new head of Tesco has told just-style that the retailer increased prices to cope with rising raw material costs last year, but admits that slumping demand for clothing is now presenting a problem of its own. Joe Ayling reports from the company's full-year results briefing.


The week ahead on just-style... Joe Ayling | 28 Feb 11

Taking a look at the week ahead for the footwear and apparel industry, here is a snapshot of just-style's latest news and insights agenda.


M&S poaches Tesco online boss: what the analysts say Joe Ayling | 9 Feb 11

This week UK retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) announced the appointment of e-commerce guru Laura Wade-Gery, who leaves rival Tesco after spearheading its online growth in recent years.


ANALYSIS: UK spending flurry to freeze in January? Joe Ayling | 26 Nov 10

Clothing retailers in the UK can expect buoyant sales in the lead up to Christmas by all accounts, but should perhaps be concerned about what lurks around the corner.


CHINA: The largest luxury goods market by 2015 just-style.com | 7 Jul 10

China is set to become the world's largest market for luxury goods in five years after overtaking the US for the number two slot, according to research by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.


UK: Shoppers to spend more on clothes this Christmas just-style.com | 17 Dec 09

Nearly three-quarters of UK shoppers say they intend to increase their spending on clothes and shoes this Christmas, offering some hope to retailers who are desperately hoping for better results than last year's dire performance.


UK: Women's wear growth slowing in US - research just-style.com | 6 Aug 09

The growth of the US women's wear market is forecast to decelerate with an anticipated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.1% from 2007 to 2012, according to latest research.


UK: Luxury retailers driving high street growth – research just-style.com | 29 Feb 08

Luxury and premium retail operators will continue to drive growth in the UK high street during 2008, according to a new report from Verdict Research.


Retailers must learn from key Christmas trends just-style.com | 19 Jan 07

Despite gloomy predictions, UK retail sales growth in the fourth quarter of 2006 was consistently ahead of 2005. However, for many retailers growth has come at the expense of margin and, with 2007 set to be a much more challenging year, new research believes there are lessons to be learnt from the key trends that have emerged.

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