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Clothing sales drop at Sainsbury's in H1 Beth Wright | 8 Nov 18

Clothing sales at Sainsbury's have dropped in the first half of the year as the UK supermarket group changed its ‘promotional phasing’ of the Tu range.


Sainsbury's to launch Oasis concessions Beth Wright | 25 Oct 18

UK supermarket group Sainsbury's has announced an in-store partnership with apparel brand Oasis in a move that will see five Oasis stores open in Sainsbury's supermarkets by early spring 2019.


Kids clothing under scrutiny in Sainsbury’s-Asda merger inquiry Beth Wright | 18 Oct 18

Children's clothing is among the key areas to be considered by UK Government watchdog CMA in its in-depth investigation into the proposed merger between supermarkets Asda and Sainsbury's.ury's.


CMA overlaps not enough to derail Sainsbury's-Asda merger Beth Wright | 28 Sep 18

Despite the warning from a government watchdog that the proposed merger between supermarkets Asda and Sainsbury’s could lead to a "substantial lessening of competition" in 463 areas across the UK, the move is no less likely to be approved, one analyst says.


Clothing growth picks up at Sainsbury's Beth Wright | 4 Jul 18

Apparel sales growth regained its upward trajectory at UK supermarket group Sainsbury's in the first quarter, gaining share in what the company called a "challenging" market.


Suppliers likely casualties of Asda-Sainsbury's merger Michelle Russell | 21 Jun 18

The CEO's of Sainsbury's and Asda were yesterday (20 June) grilled by MPs over their proposed merger, with the two UK supermarket chains told the cost of the deal will likely end up falling on the groups' suppliers.


Sainsbury's-Asda merger threatens value clothing rivals Beth Wright | 30 Apr 18

News of Sainsbury's return to growth in its last fiscal year was dwarfed by confirmation this morning (30 April) of the retailer's merger intentions with rival supermarket Asda, in a move that could challenge the UK's value clothing retailers.


Sainsbury's looks to boost clothing sales growth Beth Wright | 28 Mar 18

In a move designed to accelerate growth of its clothing division, UK supermarket group Sainsbury's is to make its Tu clothing range available at Argos from next month.


Clothing "significantly" outperforms market in Sainsbury's H1 Beth Wright | 9 Nov 17

Tu, the clothing division at UK supermarket group Sainsbury's, "significantly" outperformed the market in the first half as group sales climbed by almost 7%, the retailer said in a trading update today (9 November).


Sainsbury's expands men's wear with formal tailoring Beth Wright | 19 Sep 17

Capitalising on consumer demand for quality formalwear at competitive prices, UK supermarket group Sainsbury's is expanding its men’s range with the addition of two new men's collections – marking the first time a supermarket has stocked suiting with fabrics produced in Great Britain, and the first time a premium men’s collection will be retailed by a supermarket clothing brand.


Clothing star performer in Sainsbury’s Q1 Michelle Russell | 4 Jul 17

The clothing division at UK supermarket group Sainsbury's outperformed the market in the first quarter as group sales climbed, the retailer said in a trading update today (4 July).


Clothing brands commit to 100% sustainable cotton by 2025 Michelle Russell | 25 May 17

Asos, Kering, Levi Strauss & Co and Nike are among 13 clothing and textile brands who have committed to using 100% sustainable cotton by 2025.


Sainsbury's FY clothing outperforms market Beth Wright | 3 May 17

UK retailer Sainsbury's said its clothing business outperformed a challenging market in its last fiscal year amid a fall in pre-tax profit during the period.


Sainsbury's books "good growth" for Q4 clothing Beth Wright | 17 Mar 17

UK retailer Sainsbury's reported "good growth" from its clothing business in its fourth quarter amid a fall in group sales during the period.


Sainsbury's cutting 400 in-store jobs amid review Michelle Russell | 7 Mar 17

UK retailer Sainsbury's is restructuring in a move that will see the elimination of 400 in-store jobs.


Sainbury's hires Portas to accelerate growth of clothing Michelle Russell | 27 Feb 17

UK retailer Sainsbury's has appointed retail guru Mary Portas’s PR agency to accelerate growth of its non-food business and establish its Tu clothing line as a "destination brand" for high street fashion.


Sainsbury's hails "strong" Q3 for clothing Michelle Russell | 11 Jan 17

UK supermarket retailer Sainsbury's has reported a strong quarter for its clothing division and offered an optimistic outlook for the rest of the year.


Sainsbury's new clothing lines boost sales in H1 Michelle Russell | 9 Nov 16

UK supermarket group Sainsbury's Plc has grown sales in its clothing division in the first half thanks to the launch of two new ranges and despite operating in what it says has been a "challenging" market. 


Apparel brands "ignoring" refugee abuse in Turkey factories Michelle Russell | 25 Oct 16

The majority of large apparel brands are ignoring the "endemic" abuse of Syrian refugees in Turkish clothing factories supplying European retailers, a new report has found. 


Sainsbury's clothing gains share but Q2 sales tumble Michelle Russell | 28 Sep 16

Sainsbury's says its clothing business continued to gain market share in the second quarter, but sales fell as the UK supermarket retailer battled a competitive landscape and persistent deflation. 


Sainsbury's makes significant clothing share gains Michelle Russell | 23 Jun 16

UK supermarket retailer Sainsbury's gained the biggest share of the country's clothing market in the last quarter thanks to its strategy of converting more space to clothing.


Sainsbury's clothing continues "strong" sales growth Michelle Russell | 8 Jun 16

Sainsbury's clothing sales have continued on their strong growth trajectory, despite the UK supermarket retailer delivering what analysts say was a disappointing overall performance for the first quarter.


Sainsbury's Q4 clothing sales rise 10% Katie Smith | 15 Mar 16

Sainsbury's saw its clothing sales increase more than 10% in the fourth quarter, as the UK retail group reported its first rise in overall like-for-like sales in over two years. 


UK holiday retail roundup Michelle Russell and Katie Smith | 14 Jan 16

With the holiday season done and dusted, UK apparel and footwear retailers are counting the cost. In the most recent Christmas trading reports, JD Sports, SuperGroup, Fat Face and Debenhams saw sales rise over the all-important trading period, while Tesco and Matalan recorded a decline in revenue. Sainsbury's posted an increase in clothing sales, Shop Direct delivered "record breaking" results, and Ted Baker enjoyed a "good retail performance". 


Sainsbury's clothing puts in “strong” H1 performance Michelle Russell | 11 Nov 15

Sainsbury's today (11 November) said its clothing division performed “strongly” in the first-half of its financial year, despite the UK supermarket group revealing its lowest profit since 2010, sending its share price tumbling.


Tips for developing the right apparel sourcing strategy Katie Smith | 13 Oct 15

When it comes to developing or adapting an apparel brand or retailer's production strategy, there are six key factors to consider, according to one industry expert. While flexibility, communication and the right partnerships each have a role to play, it's also important to combine quality, speed and compliance.


UK apparel retail sales growth beats 5-year average Michelle Russell | 17 Sep 15

UK apparel retail sales grew 2.4% in the 24 weeks ended 2 August, above the five-year average, estimates have shown.


Sainsbury's launches Tu clothing website Michelle Russell | 13 Aug 15

UK retail group Sainsbury's is to launch a website for its Tu clothing range, providing access to the collection nationwide.


Clothing a bright spot in Sainsbury's FY slump Michelle Russell | 6 May 15

Clothing was the bright spot for UK retailer Sainsbury's last year as it booked its first loss in a decade.


Internet pureplays winning in UK apparel space Michelle Russell | 12 Feb 15

Internet pureplays like Asos are gaining the most share in the UK apparel market year-on-year, new data shows, while general stores are losing out.

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