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UK: Arcadia Group Expansion To Continue - Paper just-style.com | 6 Sep 04

High street giant Arcadia will record "some of the best returns on sales in Europe" in full-year financial reports according to boss Philip Green.


UK: Debenhams And M&S Worst For In-Store Bra Fittings just-style.com | 3 Sep 04

A survey by consumer magazine Which? has found that women are frequently being measured wrongly for bras in store fittings.


UK: BMB To Control Haggar's Wholesale, Retail Operations just-style.com | 1 Sep 04

Men’s wear marketer Haggar Clothing Co has signed a mutli-year licensing agreement with BMB Group Ltd to develop it's Haggar branded men's wear business in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.


Lingerie a trump card for Ace Style just-style.com | 31 Aug 04

Ace Style is one of Hong Kong’s top five intimate apparel companies. It’s not only a world-class vertical manufacturer, but has also branched out into retail and set up an Intimate Apparel Institute. Niki Tait reports.


An optimistic outlook for UK designerwear just-style.com | 4 Aug 04

Although the UK designerwear market remains vulnerable to changes in consumer confidence – and therefore spending – companies are still anticipating more global stability and opportunities for future growth. New research suggests that a key opportunity is to attract more consumers aged 45+.


UK: Debenhams Reveals Q3 Trade Boost just-style.com | 28 Jul 04

Debenhams, the UK's second-largest department store chain, yesterday said like-for-like sales increased 3.1 per cent in the third quarter to 29 May.


UK: NSB Wins US$7.5m Reitmans Contract just-style.com | 2 Jul 04

Software firm NSB Retail Systems Plc has won a US$7.5 million contract to upgrade an existing NSB system for Canadian apparel retailer Reitmans Canada Ltd.


Istanbul Declaration: what's it all about? just-style.com | 16 Jun 04

This week, a group of textile trade associations from round the world will gather in Brussels to urge the WTO to convene a meeting on postponing quota abolition to 2007. Opposed by most of the world's trade groups, and ignored by governments, Mike Flanagan asks: What are the textile associations playing at?


India: facing up to 2005 just-style.com | 12 May 04

With just eight months to go before MFA quotas are phased out, the industry in India is buzzing with activity. However, amidst this development, challenges and fears also remain. Devangshu Dutta provides a ring-side view of the opportunities - and problems - facing the industry.


UK: Jaeger Names Ex-Debenhams Boss Earl CEO just-style.com | 7 May 04

Former Debenhams boss Belinda Earl has been appointed CEO of apparel firm Jaeger.


UK: More Retailers Fly The Organic Flag just-style.com | 19 Apr 04

Interest in organically derived textiles is growing in the UK high street according to the Soil Association which publishes a directory of manufacturers and retailers who offer eco-friendly fashion goods.


UK: Peacock Group Chairman Lovering Resigns just-style.com | 24 Feb 04

John Lovering, Peacock Group’s chairman, has resigned from the board with effect from 21 February.


UK: Peacock Group Chairman Lovering Resigns just-style.com | 24 Feb 04

John Lovering, Peacock Group’s chairman, has resigned from the board with effect from 21 February.


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.


UK: M&S Approaches Top Shop Boss – Paper just-style.com | 29 Jan 04

Department store group Marks & Spencer (M&S) has approached Top Shop boss Jane Shepherdson to replace David Norgrove as head of its clothing division, The Times has reported.


What next for MAS? just-style.com | 28 Jan 04

MAS Holdings - Sri Lanka's largest intimate apparel manufacturer - has ambitious plans in its sights, including forging design to delivery solutions and getting closer to the customer through retailing and branding. Chairman Mahesh Amalean discusses the firm's paradigm shift.


UK: M&S To Replace Clothing Chief After Weak Q3 just-style.com | 14 Jan 04

High street giant Marks & Spencer Group Plc (M&S) is to replace the head of its clothing division following disappointing third quarter sales figures.


UK: Contour Fashion Institute Launched In Leicester just-style.com | 7 Jan 04

A new contour fashion institute is to be launched at De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester this week thanks to the support of an international lingerie company.


UK: M&S Seek Clothing Division Head As Sales Reportedly Slide just-style.com | 22 Dec 03

Department store chain Marks & Spencer Plc (M&S) has approached Stephen Sunnucks, CEO of discount fashion retailer New Look Plc, to head its clothing business, the Daily Telegraph has reported.


Supermarkets: the new face of fashion? just-style.com | 17 Dec 03

As convenience becomes an increasingly important factor in determining spending habits, supermarkets are emerging as a real power player in the apparel sector. In the UK, three chains in particular have embraced the trend - with mixed results.


UK: Debenhams Eyes Teen Girl Market just-style.com | 11 Dec 03

Leading department store chain Debenhams is to target the teenage market as part of an ambitious expansion plan.


UK: Debenhams Eyes Teen Girl Market just-style.com | 11 Dec 03

Leading department store chain Debenhams is to target the teenage market as part of an ambitious expansion plan.


USA: Freeborders Expands Into Europe With Enabler just-style.com | 25 Nov 03

San Francisco-based software firm Freeborders is expanding its presence in Europe through a new alliance with Enabler that aims to help top retailers improve their product development efficiencies and systems integration.


Vital statistics on the UK bra and pants market just-style.com | 14 Nov 03

Bras and pants are set to continue to enjoy good levels of volume growth in the next five years, helped by high levels of personal disposable income, higher numbers of 15-24-year-old women, and more fashionable products. This is a vibrant and exciting market and will continue to offer growth opportunities for suppliers and retailers alike according to the latest research.


UK: Sainsbury’s To Part Company With Jeff Banks? just-style.com | 10 Nov 03

Fashion designer Jeff Banks has threatened to sue J Sainsbury Plc for £15 million after moves by the supermarket chain to scrap his adult clothing line, The Times has reported.


UK: Debenhams Set To Be Sold To Baroness For £1.72bn just-style.com | 23 Oct 03

Leading department store chain Debenhams is set to be sold to private equity consortium Baroness Retail after the group raised its bid to £1.72 billion, or 470 pence per share, late Wednesday.


UK: Debenhams' FY Profit Up 10% On Strong Apparel Sales just-style.com | 14 Oct 03

Department store group Debenhams Plc on Tuesday reported a 9.6 per cent rise in full year pre-tax profit to £168.4 million from £153.6m in the year-ago period on the back of strong clothing sales.


UK: Debenhams' FY Profit Up 10% On Strong Apparel Sales just-style.com | 14 Oct 03

Department store group Debenhams Plc on Tuesday reported a 9.6 per cent rise in full year pre-tax profit to £168.4 million from £153.6m in the year-ago period on the back of strong clothing sales.


UK: Asda Tops Schoolwear Sales League just-style.com | 24 Sep 03

The Wal-Mart owned Asda supermarket chain is now the UK’s largest school clothing retailer by both value and volume, according to the latest market share data.


UK: CVC, Texas Bid £1.66bn For Retailer Debenhams just-style.com | 12 Sep 03

Two private equity firms on Friday made a £1.66 billion takeover bid for department store chain Debenhams in a move which could spark a bidding war with rival Permira which had offered £1.54bn.

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