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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.


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.


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.


COMMENT: Adverse weather is 'snow joke' for retailers Joe Ayling | 13 Jan 11

The timing of the pre-Christmas snowfall could hardly have been worse for the UK high street.


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).


UK: Boots and Mothercare launch clothing range just-style.com | 16 Sep 10

Boots UK and Mothercare are to launch a range of babies and children's clothing and accessories, called mini club.


AUSTRALIA: Mothercare buys stake in Headline just-style.com | 16 Jul 10

UK children's wear retailer Mothercare is in discussions to acquire a 25% stake in Headline Group Limited, which operates the Mothercare and Early Learning Centre franchises in Australia and New Zealand.


Spotlight on...Mothercare's Blooming Marvellous buy Joe Ayling | 16 Jul 10

UK children's wear retailer Mothercare has this week snapped up maternity wear brand Blooming Marvellous, a move that analysts believe makes sense for both parties.


UK: Mothercare buys Blooming Marvellous maternity brand just-style.com | 15 Jul 10

British mother and baby products retailer Mothercare has bought the Blooming Marvellous maternity wear brand in a move that strengthens its position in this specialist market.


COMMENT: Chinese brand Yishion to enter Indian market just-style.com | 23 Jun 10

Following hot on the heels of American and European fashion brands, it is now the turn of the Chinese to look at growth in India.


SOURCING: Reducing time for fitting samples Niki Tait | 2 Jun 10

One of the biggest challenges faced by retailers, brands and their suppliers is how to speed up garment design and development when most of the people involved in the process work in different places - often in different time zones and speaking different languages.


UK: Mothercare eyes overseas growth amid flat FY profit just-style.com | 20 May 10

British mother and baby products retailer Mothercare Plc today (20 May) posted flat full-year profits and said strong growth overseas would offset a more challenging consumer environment in the UK over the coming year.


UK: Mothercare sets sights on overseas growth just-style.com | 6 Apr 10

Severe winter weather has dented UK sales at baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare Plc, but strong international sales and tight cost control have helped it to a full-year revenue rise.


Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 26 Feb 10

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.


INDIA: Mothercare retail JV given green light just-style.com | 24 Feb 10

Children’s goods retailer Mothercare has been given the go-ahead for its planned retail joint venture in India with local real estate company DLF Brands.


UK: Boots and Mothercare launch clothing venture just-style.com | 9 Feb 10

UK retailers Boots and Mothercare have agreed a strategic partnership to design, source and supply a children's clothing and accessories brand to be sold exclusively through Boots stores in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.


Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 15 Jan 10

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.


UK: Mothercare hails “particularly good” Christmas sales just-style.com | 15 Jan 10

Strong online sales have helped baby care and accessories retailer Mothercare Plc to a “particularly good” Christmas and its 18th consecutive quarter of like-for-like sales growth.


UK: Mothercare adds new stores on strong first-half just-style.com | 18 Nov 09

Baby and children’s goods retailer Mothercare Plc today (18 November) revealed plans to open 31 new parenting centres across the UK after posting a strong first-half performance in both its UK and international businesses.


UK: Mothercare H1 sales up 8% on international growth just-style.com | 15 Oct 09

The expansion of its international business helped baby and children’s goods retailer Mothercare to post an 8.2% increase in first half revenues.


UK: Mothercare off to a strong start as Q1 sales soar just-style.com | 16 Jul 09

Maternity and baby products retailer Mothercare Plc today (16 July) reported a strong start to its financial year, with first quarter sales up 9.4%.


UK: Mothercare Q4 sales rise 5.6% just-style.com | 2 Apr 09

Mothercare Plc, the retailer of parent and children's products, today (2 April) reported its fifteenth consecutive quarter of like-for-like sales growth, but warned margins would come under pressure in the year ahead.


Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 20 Mar 09

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.

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