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just-style.com | 8 Jul 2008

In the wake of recent allegations about sourcing practices at three fashion retailers, Jozef De Coster looks at a pan-European organisation – the Business Social Compliance Initiative – which believes retailers should be supporting their suppliers, not just policing them.

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Michelle Russell | 29 Nov 2016

Nordic value fashion retailer KappAhl is preparing to launch a sustainable denim collection next year, produced using Better Cotton. 


Beth Wright | 4 Jul 2016

Nordic value fashion retailer KappAhl says it has taken a "big step" in creating a sustainable business by increasing the proportion of its sustainability labelled fashion range from 24% to 38% over 12 months.


Leonie Barrie | 30 Jun 2016

Nordic value fashion retailer KappAhl says it is making "positive progress" after seeing its third quarter profit more than triple year-on-year.


Michelle Russell | 24 May 2016

Six international brands and retailers including Tesco, Esprit, KappAhl and New Look have joined a commitment to stop sourcing the raw material for their viscose and rayon textiles from ancient and endangered forests.


Leonie Barrie | 27 Apr 2016

Nordic value fashion retailer KappAhl has tapped & Other Stories assortment/purchasing manager Maria Segergren as its new vice president of assortment and design.


Katie Smith | 14 Apr 2016

Swedish fashion chain KappAhl returned to profit during its second quarter, thanks to lower expenses and continued changes in its pricing and campaign strategy, which boosted margins. 


Katie Smith | 22 Jan 2016

Swedish fashion chain KappAhl has revealed a "strong" first-quarter performance, with both profit and margin rising year-on-year. 


Katie Smith | 3 Nov 2015

Swedish fashion chain KappAhl has tapped former H&M executive Danny Feltmann Espersen as its new president and CEO, after the company "discharged" Johan Åberg earlier this year. 


Michelle Russell | 8 Oct 2015

Swedish fashion chain KappAhl said it remains focused on initiatives for the future, as it revealed a fall in sales and earnings in its fourth-quarter.


Katie Smith | 23 Jun 2015

Swedish fashion chain KappAhl saw its third-quarter profit almost halve, blaming poor sales in May.


Michelle Russell | 26 Jan 2015

Swedish fashion chain KappAhl is hoping to contribute to sustainable textile production through a new collection service for discarded garments.


Michelle Russell | 14 Jan 2015

Swedish fashion chain KappAhl has said efforts to achieve higher margins and lower costs continue after it booked lower sales and earnings in its first-quarter.


Michelle Russell | 6 Nov 2014

Swedish fashion chain KappAhl has outlined a raft of new sustainability initiatives and revealed plans to improve the efficiency of its supply chain so that the right product reaches the right store at the right time.


Michelle Russell | 9 Oct 2014

Swedish fashion chain KappAhl has reported an increase in earnings and sales in its fourth-quarter, in addition to stronger gross margins.


Katie Smith | 2 Jul 2014

Swedish fashion chain KappAhl has booked a double-digit increase in third-quarter profit, as its product range and campaigns matched demand in the warm early summer weather.


Richard Woodard | 3 Jun 2014

Norway’s Consumer Council is calling on the authorities and apparel industry for a “more aggressive” approach after banned chemicals were found in clothing.


Katie Smith | 9 Apr 2014

KappAhl has recorded a 7.8% increase in first-half net profit, after the Swedish fashion chain benefited from lower costs and improved margins.


Katie Smith | 14 Jan 2014

Swedish fashion chain KappAhl has today (14 January) reported a 46% decline in first-quarter net profit, after a warm autumn weighed on sales of cold-weather clothing.


Katie Smith | 12 Dec 2013

Nordic fashion chain KappAhl has issued its latest sustainability report in which it outlines its achievements over the past year - including sustainably branding 18% of its range.


Katie Smith | 18 Nov 2013

European fashion retailer Charles Vögele Group is to exit its operations in Poland and the Czech Republic next year, as part as a critical review of its country portfolio.


Katie Smith | 30 Oct 2013

As part of efforts to increase transparency and faster development of textile production, Nordic fashion chain KappAhl has published a list of its suppliers.


Katie Smith | 14 Oct 2013

Swedish fashion chain KappAhl is to close its five stores in the Czech Republic, saying a deterioration in the market has made it impossible to post a profit "within a reasonable timescale."


Richard Woodard | 2 Oct 2013

Fashion chain KappAhl posted a strong recovery, returning to profitability and sales increases in both fourth quarter and full-year results.


Katie Smith | 9 Sep 2013

Swedish fashion retailers Indiska, KappAhl and Lindex are ramping up efforts to improve sustainable water management practices at their Indian suppliers.


Katie Smith | 28 Jun 2013

Nordic fashion chain KappAhl has today (28 June) returned to profit during its third-quarter, helped by higher sales in all business areas.


Katie Smith | 30 May 2013

Håkan Westin has stepped down as the chief financial officer of Nordic fashion chain KappAhl.


Katie Smith | 12 Apr 2013

Swedish fashion retailer KappAhl has returned to profit during its first-half, after improved product assortments helped increase sales of full-priced items.


Richard Woodard | 16 Jan 2013

Fashion retailer Kappahl returned to profit in the first quarter of its fiscal year, thanks to a 4.4% sales increase and a 3% rise in comparable store sales.


Petah Marian | 12 Oct 2012

Swedish clothing retailer Kappahl has issued an SEK375m share issue as part of efforts to strengthen its balance sheet.

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