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UK: John Lewis' fashion sales soar in cold weather | 3 Dec 09

UK department store retailer John Lewis said its current Christmas revenues are being led by fashion items.

In the money: Fashion brands flock online Joe Ayling | 20 Oct 09

The evolution of the Internet has created a fresh competition platform for clothing and footwear companies. Joe Ayling reports on a frenzy of developments in the online fashion sector.

UK: John Lewis strengthens multi-channel link Joe Ayling | 13 Oct 09

Department store retailer John Lewis is taking measures to bring its e-commerce and high street operations closer together, just-style heard at a conference in London today (13 October).

INSIGHT: High street retailers slated for fashion's poverty pay Leonie Barrie | 8 Oct 09

A scathing report published yesterday (7 October) has criticised leading British brands and high street retailers for failing to pay a living wage to the workers making their garments – and says most have no plans in place to raise wages to acceptable levels in the near future.

Who fares best in the living wage debate? | 8 Oct 09

Based on feedback from 25 major high street brands, the latest ‘Let’s Clean Up Fashion’ report from rights group Labour Behind the Label grades the firms between zero and five based on their progress towards implementing a living wage.

UK: Aurora Fashions names Mike Shearwood CEO | 2 Oct 09

Aurora Fashions, the company behind fashion brands including Karen Millen, Coast, Warehouse and Oasis, today (2 October) named Mike Shearwood as its new chief executive and revealed it has performed strongly over the last six months.

Top stories on just-style this week... | 18 Sep 09

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style. Click on each headline for the full story.

UK: John Lewis H1 profit slumps despite strong fashion sales | 17 Sep 09

Strong fashion sales were unable to offset falling demand for home products at department store retailer John Lewis, which today (17 September) posted a 50.9% drop in first-half profit.

INSIGHT: John Lewis plans major fashion push Leonie Barrie | 14 Sep 09

Department store retailer John Lewis is making a renewed push into the fashion market with a number of new initiatives designed to boost its online fashion sales as well as in its stores, where a focus on upmarket labels is planned.

UK: Primark pledges to pay suppliers on time | 23 Jun 09

Discount fashion chain Primark has signed up to a Government code that commits it to paying its suppliers on time and without trying to change payment terms retrospectively.

UK: Haberdashery sales soar as downturn bites | 21 Apr 09

Haberdashery sales at leading UK retailer John Lewis are soaring as recession-hit consumers choose to mend old clothes rather than buying new ones.

Top stories on just-style this week... | 13 Mar 09

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.

UK: John Lewis to revamp online store | 13 Mar 09

UK department store chain John Lewis is expected to bolster its online clothing store as part of changes to its John Lewis Direct website.

UK: John Lewis eyes “tough” 2009 after 26% FY profit fall | 11 Mar 09

Department and food store operator John Lewis Partnership is expecting a “very tough” 2009 after the company posted a 26% fall in full-year profit to GBP279.6m (US$386.4m).

UK: John Lewis sales rise 2.4% over holiday period | 5 Jan 09

Same-store sales at John Lewis were flat over the key Christmas and early clearance trading period, the department store retailer said today (5 January), but cautioned that the next few months are likely to be “extremely tough.”

UK: John Lewis sales sag despite children’s wear lift | 17 Oct 08

Key UK retailer John Lewis Partnership saw its weekly sales fall 2.2% in the week to 11 October, further illustrating the general slowdown in consumer spending.

UK: John Lewis in 8.3% weekly sales dive | 3 Oct 08

Department store operator John Lewis has experienced its worst weekly sales fall in nearly six months, with revenues dropping 8.3% in the seven days to 27 September.

Top stories on just-style this week... | 12 Sep 08

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.

UK: John Lewis H1 profit slips 27% despite fashion gains | 11 Sep 08

Retail group The John Lewis Partnership posted a 26.6% drop in first-half profit, despite gaining market share in the fashion sector.

UK: John Lewis bucks trend with fashion growth | 29 Aug 08

UK retail store chain John Lewis Partnership said its fashion offering has continued an upward trend in the face of testing times for business as a whole.

UK: Ocado to expand into apparel | 24 Jul 08

Online retailer Ocado plans to expand beyond food to categories including apparel, health and beauty.

UK: John Lewis ends June with 8.3% sales fall | 4 Jul 08

Department store chain John Lewis saw sales in the week ending 28 June fall by 8.3% after a record high last year, despite help from sunnier weather in the UK.

UK: John Lewis weekly slump salvaged by fashion | 10 Jun 08

UK department store John Lewis saw like-for-like sales fall 4.7% during the final week in May, compared to the same week last year, as fashion sales emerged as the only bright spark.

Top stories on just-style this week... | 7 Mar 08

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.

UK: John Lewis bonus bonanza as FY profit jumps 17% | 6 Mar 08

Retailer John Lewis Partnership rounded off a successful 2007 by posting a 17.1% leap in operating profit to GBP58.6m and committing to staff bonuses equal to 20% of their salaries.

UK: Luxury retailers driving high street growth – research | 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.

UK: Mexx to close stores, axe 300 jobs | 27 Feb 08

Fashion and accessories retailer Mexx, owned by Liz Claiborne, is to close its UK retail stores amid deteriorating trading conditions on the high street.

UK: Kurt Geiger sold in GBP95m management buyout | 25 Feb 08

Luxury branded shoe retailer Kurt Geiger has become the latest footwear firm to change hands this year after being bought on Friday (22 February) in a GBP95m (US$187m) management buy-out.

UK: Administrators appointed at Elvi | 11 Feb 08

Fashion retailer Elvi is the latest UK high street retailer to fall into administration, hot on the heals of Dolcis and Base Menswear.

UK: Sportswear chains come last in Which? retail survey | 24 Jan 08

Consumer research group Which? has placed JD Sports and JJB Sports at the bottom end of its customer satisfaction survey of UK retailers.





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