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UK: Jaeger bolsters e-commerce team Katie Smith | 3 Apr 14

As part of efforts to strengthen its online business, upscale UK fashion brand Jaeger has appointed former Mothercare executive Simon Spencelayh as head of e-commerce.


Quote/Unquote: Ten soundbites on the state of play in retail Michelle Russell | 14 Mar 14

The great and the good of the retail industry descended on London this week to share their views on the current climate, industry trends and thoughts on what the future holds for the British retail industry.


UK: Mothercare appoints Newton-Jones as interim CEO Michelle Russell | 10 Mar 14

Mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare has appointed former Shop Direct chief executive Mark Newton-Jones as its interim CEO.


UK: Mothercare CEO Simon Calver to leave Katie Smith | 24 Feb 14

Mothercare chief executive Simon Calver has stepped down after less than two years in the role.


BANGLADESH: BGMEA to work with Impactt to improve productivity Siddique Islam | 10 Feb 14

Bangladesh's apparel trade body has signed a collaboration agreement with Impactt, a London-based leading ethical trading consultancy, to improve productivity in the ready-made garment industry.


just-style's most read stories this week... Katie Smith | 24 Jan 14

The most-read stories on just-style this week include an insight into waterless dyeing technology, the roll-out of the Higg Index sustainability measurement tool at Crystal Group, and analyst opinion on Tesco's reported interest in Mothercare.


UK: Domestic woes continue in Mothercare Q2 sales Richard Woodard | 17 Oct 13

Retail group Mothercare continued to experience sales declines in its domestic market despite another period of international growth in the company’s second quarter.


UK: Mothercare Q1 sales hit by rival promotions Katie Smith | 18 Jul 13

Mothercare has said it expects trading conditions to remain challenging in the UK and Europe after blaming an "increasingly promotional" market for a 3.4% sales decline in the first quarter.


How do the Bangladesh safety pacts measure up? Leonie Barrie | 11 Jul 13

Unveiling a new five-year plan to improve worker safety at the factories in Bangladesh that produce their clothing, North American brands and retailers were keen to stress the similarities between their own initiative and a separate scheme backed by 70 mainly European companies. That said, there are considerable differences too.


UK: Mothercare full-year loss narrows to GBP21.5m Katie Smith | 23 May 13

Mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare has narrowed its first-quarter loss at the end of the first year into its three-year transformation plan, despite being hampered by ongoing challenges in its domestic market.


BANGLADESH: More retailers race to join safety accord Petah Marian | 15 May 13

More retailers and brands have joined the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh ahead of the midnight deadline (15 May).


UK: Mothercare confident despite Q4 sales drop Katie Smith | 11 Apr 13

Retailer Mothercare today (11 April) said it remains confident in its outlook for the year ahead, despite posting a 5.1% fall in UK fourth-quarter sales a third of the way into its three-year transformation plan.


UK: Kurt Salmon names head of multi-channel practice Leonie Barrie | 11 Mar 13

Retail and consumer products consultancy Kurt Salmon has appointed Jas Virdee as head of its UK multi-channel practice, reflecting the growing importance of this offer.


UK: Mothercare UK boss steps down Katie Smith | 1 Feb 13

Infant goods retailer Mothercare has parted company with the head of its UK business as part of a management reshuffle.


AUSTRALIA: Mothercare Australia falls into administration Petah Marian | 30 Jan 13

Mothercare Australia has fallen into administration after a deal with private investment firm Myer Family Company to buy the business fell through.


UK: Mothercare Q3 sales dip raises analyst doubts Richard Woodard | 17 Jan 13

Doubts have been raised over the future viability of Mothercare’s UK operations after the infant goods retailer reported further sales declines in its third quarter.


The Flanarant: Where does the Tazreen fire leave Bangladesh? Mike Flanagan | 5 Dec 12

US brands and retailers were baling out of Bangladesh even before the fire at the Tazreen Fashion factory killed more than 110 people at the end of last month. And given the subsequent criticism aimed at Walmart for sourcing there, many other buyers must also be wondering whether the country continues to be worth the risk, according to Mike Flanagan.


SRI LANKA: Mothercare opens first store in Colombo Katie Smith | 29 Nov 12

UK based mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare has opened its first store in Sri Lanka with franchise partner Soft Logic Holdings.


UK: Mothercare names new CFO Katie Smith | 22 Nov 12

Baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare has appointed Matt Smith as its chief financial director and executive director.


UK: Mothercare scents progress despite H1 sales dip Richard Woodard | 18 Oct 12

Retailer Mothercare said there were signs of improvement in its beleaguered UK business despite posting a 5.9% decline in group sales in the first half of the fiscal year.


AUSTRALIA: Mothercare finds potential buyer Katie Smith | 11 Oct 12

Mother, baby and children's good retailer Mothercare Australia may have found a potential buyer for its business with private investment firm Myer Family Company Holdings.


UK: Mothercare adds to management team Katie Smith | 5 Oct 12

Mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare has announced two management appointments as it looks to focus on its global operations.


PHILIPPINES: American Eagle to open first retail stores Katie Smith | 7 Sep 12

Teen clothing retailer American Eagle Outfitters has revealed plans to open its first retail stores in the Philippines under a franchise agreement with Suyen Corp.


UK: Mothercare Q1 on track despite sales slump Katie Smith | 19 Jul 12

Children's wear retailer Mothercare saw its first-quarter sales fall 4.4% today (19 July) on the back of weaker trading in the UK.


UK: Levi's head of supply chain moves to Cath Kidston Katie Smith | 12 Jul 12

Geert Peeters, senior vice president for Levi's global supply chain, has been appointed as supply chain director at Cath Kidston.


UK: Former Mothercare CFO to join Cath Kidston Katie Smith | 9 Jul 12

Former Mothercare CFO Neil Harrington is set to join clothing and homewares retailer Cath Kidston later this year.


UK: Mothercare names Lavelle interim CFO Katie Smith | 9 Jul 12

Children's wear retailer Mothercare has appointed Dominic Lavelle as interim CFO, replacing Neil Harrington, who resigned in April.


UK: Mothercare parts company with UK retail head Katie Smith | 29 Jun 12

Children's wear retailer Mothercare has confirmed to just-style that Jeff Fagan, head of retail for the UK, is leaving the company.


Top stories on just-style this week... Petah Marian | 15 Jun 12

Top stories on just-style this week include a report on accusations that girls are working under slave labour conditions in southern India, Inditex's first quarter results, and a story about new guidelines for assigning serialised identification numbers to individual items.


INDIA: Clothing firms accused of slave labour conditions Leonie Barrie | 11 Jun 12

Textile and garment firms in southern India who supply dozens of major European and US brands and retailers, including Marks & Spencer, Mothercare and supermarket giant Tesco, are accused of selling clothing made by girls working in slave labour conditions.

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