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SLDF 2012: Manufacturer Timex expands own-brand apparel Petah Marian | 19 Nov 12

Sri Lankan clothing producer Timex is expanding its own brands in Asia and Europe as part of plans to move into higher margin areas to offset rising costs in its domestic manufacturing operations.

UK: Famous Footwear calls in administrators Katie Smith | 14 Nov 12

Privately-owned shoe retailer Famous Footwear has been forced to call in the administrators in a move that puts more than 300 jobs at risk.

UK: House of Fraser H1 sales rise Katie Smith | 26 Sep 12

Online sales have driven department store retailer House of Fraser to report a 1.7% increase in half-year like-for-like sales amid difficult economic trading conditions.

UPDATE: Marks & Spencer announces GM appointments Petah Marian | 4 Sep 12

UK retailer Marks & Spencer has announced a series of changes to its general merchandise team following the appointment of John Dixon as executive director of general merchandise.

UK: M&S coy on possible Chen appointment Katie Smith | 4 Sep 12

M&S has declined to comment on reports Stephanie Chen, executive director of women's wear, lingerie and fashion accessories at House of Fraser, is joining the UK retailer.

IRELAND: Retailers back code on children's clothes Leonie Barrie | 12 Jul 12

Ten high street retailers have backed new guidelines to prevent the sale and marketing of provocative and sexually-suggestive children's clothing in Ireland.

UK: Costs push House of Fraser FY profits down Leonie Barrie | 24 May 12

UK-based department store group House of Fraser says sales have maintained their "positive momentum" after it managed to shrug off economic uncertainty and one of the wettest April's on record to book a 2.6% rise in first-quarter sales.

UK: SuperGroup reshuffles board with new appointments Katie Smith | 20 Mar 12

Clothing retailer SuperGroup has today (20 March) appointed Susanne Given to the newly created role as chief operating officer and Shaun Wills as chief financial officer.

UK: House of Fraser reports Christmas sales growth Petah Marian | 12 Jan 12

UK department store operator House of Fraser today (12 January) reported a jump in like-for-like sales over the Christmas period.

NETHERLANDS: Hunkemöller taps Price-smith as head of design Leonie Barrie | 8 Dec 11

European lingerie brand Hunkemöller has tapped former Fat Face and Crew Clothing executive Zoë Price-Smith as its new head of design.

UK: House of Fraser "encouraged" despite H1 profit fall Leonie Barrie | 23 Sep 11

Department store retailer House of Fraser has posted a drop in first half profits after the costs associated with the opening of a new distribution centre offset a rise in sales.

UK: Pink Soda and Peter Werth brands for sale | 17 May 11

Administrators say it is business as usual for the Peter Werth and Pink Soda brands after private equity investors withdrew their support.

UK: House of Fraser launches Label Lab | 11 Mar 11

Department store chain House of Fraser has announced the launch of a new men's wear range called Label Lab.

UK: House of Fraser launches Barbour online | 18 Feb 11

UK department store chain House of Fraser has launched its Barbour men's wear brand online as the 'country gent look' takes off in the UK.

UK: John Lewis appoints new fashion buying director | 1 Feb 11

UK department store chain has appointed Susanne Given as its new buying director for fashion.

UK: House of Fraser hires director of e-commerce | 28 Jan 11

UK department store chain House of Fraser has announced the appointment of Andy Harding to the position of director of e-commerce.

UK: House of Fraser posts 8.5% festive sales growth Katie Smith | 10 Jan 11

UK department store retailer House of Fraser saw its Christmas sales climb 8.5% despite heavy snowfall during the period.

Egypt's clothing industry starting to bloom | 17 Dec 10

Over the past five years Egypt has cemented its position as a fashion hub for European and American high street brands, with average annual garment exports earning the country US$2bn. Yet domestic labels are generally not exported and high-end clothing manufacturing is still very niche.

UK: Office sold to private equity firm Joe Ayling | 15 Dec 10

European private equity firm Silverfleet Capital has acquired UK footwear chain Office for an undisclosed amount from West Coast Capital (WCC).

UK: BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund shortlist revealed | 26 Nov 10

Eight UK-based designers with potential for significant international growth have been shortlisted for funding to help make the transition to a global fashion brand.

GERMANY: Karstadt names Andrew Jennings as CEO | 24 Nov 10

The former managing director of Woolworths South Africa, Andrew R Jennings, has been named the new CEO of German department store group Karstadt Warenhaus GmbH.

UK: House of Fraser H1 earnings up 22% | 22 Sep 10

Rising sales of fashion accessories and own brands helped department store operator House of Fraser to a 22% increase in first-half earnings, with sales up 5.5%.

UK: Daisy Lowe named as face of Biba campaign | 15 Sep 10

UK department store chain House of Fraser has revealed British model Daisy Lowe as the face of its new Biba brand collection.

UAE: Pure London launches Dubai fashion event | 13 Aug 10

Trade fashion event Pure London has joined forces with French trade show Who's Next and Premiere Classe to host a buying event in Dubai.

UK: Supergroup issues buoyant FY trading update | 12 May 10

SuperGroup has issued an updated trading statement today (12 May) for the 52 weeks ending 2 May 2010.

In the money: Can brands bounce back? | 26 Mar 10

Buoyant first-half sales posted last week by department store retailer Debenhams were helped by the return of the re-launched Principles label. But what has happened to other brand names rescued from the brink over the past year or so? Richard Woodard finds out.

UK: House of Fraser to open Middle East stores | 24 Feb 10

Department store retailer House of Fraser has confirmed it is to open its first shops outside the UK after signing a deal to expand into the Middle East with Retail Arabia International.

UK: SuperGroup gears up for GBP125m flotation | 15 Feb 10

SuperGroup, the firm behind the Superdry streetwear fashion label, is hoping to make its stock market debut with a GBP125m (US$196m) flotation.

UK: Watchdog criticises bra fitting standards | 25 Jan 10

Consumer watchdog Which has highlighted widely varying standards in high street bra fitting services.

UK: House of Fraser enjoys “biggest ever” Christmas week | 11 Jan 10

Department store group House of Fraser today (11 January) became the latest UK retailer to post stellar results during the eight-week Christmas trading period, with sales growing by 7.1%.








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