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Katie Smith | 21 Jul 2011

Faced with constant pressure to expand their businesses, fashion brands and retailers have a number of choices: they can add new merchandise lines, target customers at new price points or in new geographical markets, or attempt all three. But what is the best strategy? A new report from just-style offers advice to apparel brand managers wanting to breath new life into existing portfolios.


Leonie Barrie | 8 Oct 2009

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.


just-style.com | 8 Oct 2009

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.

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Beth Wright | 16 Aug 2017

The American licensee for Laura Ashley brand girls' dresses has recalled a floral dress with flower petals that can detach, posing a potential choking hazard to children.


Michelle Russell | 16 Feb 2017

UK fashion and homewares retailer Laura Ashley has lowered its full-year outlook as it revealed a drop in earnings and sales in its first-half.


Michelle Russell | 17 Aug 2016

UK fashion and homewares retailer Laura Ashley has offered a confident outlook as it posted growth in earnings and sales in its latest trading period. 


Michelle Russell | 23 Mar 2016

Laura Ashley said plans for international growth are central to its strategy after the UK fashion and homewares retailer revealed lower sales and earnings in its last fiscal year. 


Katie Smith | 9 Sep 2015

UK fashion and homewares retailer Laura Ashley recorded a mixed performance during the first half, as total profit grew, but fashion sales fell.


Katie Smith | 13 Apr 2015

Strong online growth helped fashion, furniture and furnishings retailer Laura Ashley to book a double-digit increase in annual profit, despite a drop in UK fashion sales.


Katie Smith | 5 Sep 2014

Fashion, furniture and furnishings retailer Laura Ashley remains confident in its outlook after booking a double-digit increase in first-half profit, despite a drop in UK fashion sales.


Michelle Russell | 12 Jun 2014

Laura Ashley should continue to benefit from a recovery in fashion, an analyst has said, as the fashion and furnishings retailer revealed first-quarter sales that were in line with City expectations.


Katie Smith | 27 Mar 2014

Fashion, furniture and furnishings retailer Laura Ashley says it is "encouraged" by like-for-like sales growth in the second half of the year, helping it to record a 6.8% increase in annual profit.


Katie Smith | 4 Mar 2014

US clothing giant Gap Inc has appointed Sarah Holme as VP of women's design at Old Navy.


Katie Smith | 16 Jan 2014

UK retailer Laura Ashley has sold its stake in men's formalwear specialist Moss Bros.


Michelle Russell | 13 Dec 2013

UK retailer Laura Ashley has revealed a further decline in sales as it prepares for its key Christmas trading period.


Richard Woodard | 25 Sep 2013

Retailer Laura Ashley suffered a fall in first-half adjusted pre-tax profit after overall retail and fashion sales declined in a “disappointing” season.


Leonie Barrie | 13 Jun 2013

Retailer Laura Ashley Holdings Plc has seen sales slip in the first 18 weeks of its current financial year as cold weather hurt sales of spring and summer fashions.


Leonie Barrie | 13 Jun 2013

Retailer Laura Ashley Holdings Plc has seen sales slip in the first 18 weeks of its current financial year as cold weather hurt sales of spring and summer fashions.


Leonie Barrie | 13 Jun 2013

Retailer Laura Ashley Holdings Plc has seen sales slip in the first 18 weeks of its current financial year as cold weather hurt sales of spring and summer fashions.


Katie Smith | 13 May 2013

Wedding dress retailer David's Bridal Inc has appointed Pamela Wallack, the head of Gap's Global Creative Center in New York, as its new chief executive officer.


Petah Marian | 28 Mar 2013

UK retailer Laura Ashley saw full-year net income grow on the back of rising sales.


Katie Smith | 25 Mar 2013

UK fashion and furnishings retailer Laura Ashley has been accused of "squeezing" its suppliers after asking them for a 10% discount on orders, including those that have already been placed.


Katie Smith | 28 Jan 2013

Fashion and homewares retailer Laura Ashley is expanding into men's wear by launching its first collection of men's shirts next month.


Leonie Barrie | 14 Dec 2012

Fashion and homewares retailer Laura Ashley Holdings Plc today (14 December) said it has seen continuing sales momentum into the second half of its financial year.


Katie Smith | 29 Oct 2012

Fashion and furnishings retailer Laura Ashley is reportedly in talks to open its first store in China as early as next year.


Katie Smith | 27 Sep 2012

British clothing brand Karen Millen has appointed Becky Bateman as retail director for the UK and Ireland and Pilar LaCave as retail director for Europe.


Leonie Barrie | 13 Sep 2012

Fashion and homewares retailer Laura Ashley Holdings Plc has shrugged off a "challenging" consumer environment to post a 13.7% jump in interim pre-tax profit - and says sales momentum has continued into the second half.


Leonie Barrie | 13 Sep 2012

Fashion and homewares retailer Laura Ashley Holdings Plc has shrugged off a "challenging" consumer environment to post a 13.7% jump in interim pre-tax profit - and says sales momentum has continued into the second half.


Leonie Barrie | 13 Sep 2012

Fashion and homewares retailer Laura Ashley Holdings Plc has shrugged off a "challenging" consumer environment to post a 13.7% jump in interim pre-tax profit - and says sales momentum has continued into the second half.


Katie Smith | 11 Jun 2012

Fashion and furnishings retailer Laura Ashley has managed to shrug off declining consumer confidence and unseasonably wet weather to report a rise in sales in the first 18 weeks of its current year.

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