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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 "on track" as H1 losses shrink Katie Smith | 22 Nov 12

Mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare today (22 November) said it is "on track" with its three-year turnaround plan after its half-year losses narrowed, but said it remains cautious in its outlook.


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.


BANGLADESH: Fashion firms back factory clean-up scheme Leonie Barrie | 24 May 12

Leading global brands and retailers including H&M, Levi Strauss, Carrefour and Tesco have backed a three-year programme to clean up production in the Bangladeshi garment industry.


UK: Mothercare to cut costs as swings to GBP103m loss Leonie Barrie | 24 May 12

The new chief executive of Mothercare Plc today (24 May) laid out his turnaround plans for the struggling children's products retailer after it swung to a full-year pre-tax loss of GBP102.9m (US$162m).


UK: Mothercare CFO Harrington steps down Katie Smith | 25 Apr 12

Neil Harrington, finance director of Mothercare, has resigned from the struggling UK children's wear retailer today (25 April) to join a private equity organisation.


UK: Mothercare to close a further 111 UK stores Petah Marian | 12 Apr 12

UK retailer Mothercare today (12 April) announced plans to close a further 111 UK stores as it works to restore profitability in its home market.


UK: Morrisons bolsters Kiddicare executive team Petah Marian | 2 Mar 12

Morrisons has bolstered the executive team of baby superstore Kiddicare as it prepares to grow the chain.


Global news roundup Petah Marian | 17 Feb 12

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.


UK: Mothercare names LoveFilm's Calver as new CEO Leonie Barrie | 8 Feb 12

Mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare Plc today (8 February) named Simon Calver, head of Amazon Inc's LoveFilm International unit, as its new chief executive officer.


UK: Mothercare plans UK review after H1 loss Richard Woodard | 17 Nov 11

Retailer Mothercare has announced a structural and operational review of its UK business after sliding to a first half underlying loss of GBP4.4m (US$6.9m).


BANGLADESH: Textile clean-up programme a success Keith Nuthall | 18 Oct 11

The World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) has hailed as a success an initiative to use global expertise to clean up Bangladesh's notoriously dirty wet textile processing units.


UK: Ben Gordon to step down as Mothercare CEO Leonie Barrie | 12 Oct 11

Mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare Plc is to part ways with its chief executive Ben Gordon, a week after it warned it is likely to post "disappointing" full year results, dragged down by a continued slump in UK consumer spending.


Comment: Tesco's Clarke rolls up sleeves after shaky start Chris Brook-Carter | 6 Oct 11

Timing is everything in life. And few people will be feeling that sentiment more this week than Sir Terry Leahy, the former chief executive of Tesco, and his successor Philip Clarke. While Leahy stepped down from the role in March to a chorus of approval for his tenure, Clarke's first six months in charge have been marked by the group's worst performance in the UK in two decades.


UK: Mothercare warning follows weak domestic sales Leonie Barrie | 5 Oct 11

Mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare Plc today (5 October) warned it is likely to post "disappointing" full year results, dragged down by a continued slump in UK consumer spending.


UK: 500 jobs saved as Ethel Austin is sold Katie Smith | 19 Aug 11

Fashion chain retailer Ethel Austin, formerly part of the Life and Style group, has been saved from closure after being rescued from administration by businesswoman Sue Townsend, in a move that also saves 470 jobs.


UK: Mothercare appoints non-exec chairman Katie Smith | 3 Aug 11

Children's wear retailer Mothercare has named Alan Parker as non-executive chairman, effective from 15 August.


UK: Mixed Q1 for Mothercare as sales rise 4.9% just-style.com | 14 Jul 11

Retailer Mothercare welcomed the “good progress” made in its first quarter as group sales rose 4.9%, with combined UK and international retail revenues increasing by 6.7%.


Sizing workshop measures up consumer needs just-style.com | 17 Jun 11

Experts in fashion sizing believe that providing the right fit is growing in importance, as consumers demand more for their money.

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