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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 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).


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 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 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.


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: 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: 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.


UK: Mothercare to close stores in domestic restructuring Joe Ayling | 18 May 11

UK children's wear chain Mothercare is to shut 110 of its domestic stores to reduce exposure to the challenging high street environment.


UK: Mothercare “cautious” on UK after flat FY sales just-style.com | 31 Mar 11

Baby and children’s goods retailer Mothercare remains cautious about its fortunes in the UK market despite rising sales in its international operations.


Retail Week Conference 2011: Quote/unquote Joe Ayling | 17 Mar 11

Over the past two days just-style attended the Retail Week Conference 2011 in London. Key themes included the consumer environment, price inflation, emerging markets and e-commerce. Here is a collection of comments from the event.


Retail Week Conference 2011: Tweet/untweet Joe Ayling | 17 Mar 11

Here is a collection of tweets from the Retail Week Conference 2011, attended by just-style over the past two days.


UK: Mothercare travelling well to emerging markets Joe Ayling | 17 Mar 11

The head of global children's wear brand Mothercare has stressed the "enormous opportunity" for retailers in China and India.


UK: Bad weather to hit Mothercare FY profit just-style.com | 6 Jan 11

Maternity and baby goods retailer Mothercare said its full-year pre-tax profits would fall short of market expectations after severe winter weather impacted third quarter sales.


December management briefing: Part III - Sourcing winners and losers in 2010 Keith Nuthall | 22 Dec 10

Garment-making countries had a number of hurdles to overcome in 2010, with natural disasters like floods and earthquakes striving to disrupt supply chains already battling a surge in labour, raw material and transport costs and a never-ending run of industrial disputes. But while some buckled under the weight of this pressure, others really came into their own.


UK: Mothercare swings into first half profit just-style.com | 17 Nov 10

Children's wear group Mothercare has swung to a first-half profit thanks to strong international sales growth in the first half of the year.


UK: Mothercare Q2 boosted by overseas sales just-style.com | 14 Oct 10

Pregnancy and baby goods retailer Mothercare posted a solid revenue rise in its second quarter, boosted by overseas growth as UK sales remained sluggish.


BANGLADESH: World Bank to help clean up supply chain Keith Nuthall | 6 Oct 10

The Bangladesh textile industry will be helped to improve its environmental standards through a wing of the World Bank.


AUSTRALIA: Headline acquires Babies Galore just-style.com | 23 Sep 10

Headline Group Limited (HLD), which operates the Mothercare and Early Learning Centre franchises in Australia and New Zealand, has announced the acquisition of Australian retailer Babies Galore for AUD$8.8m (US$8.4m).

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