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Supply chain trust is key to successful sourcing

There's no "golden ticket" when it comes to building a balanced sourcing strategy, especially when faced with the need for faster speed-to-m...

Supply chain trust is key to successful sourcing

There's no "golden ticket" when it comes to building a balanced sourcing strategy, especially when faced with the need for faster speed-to-m...


Richard Woodard | 10 Feb 2015

The UK textile and clothing industry is worth nearly GBP9bn (US$13.71bn) to the country’s economy and is experiencing year-on-year export and domestic growth, according to a new report.


Richard Woodard | 10 Feb 2015

The UK textile and clothing industry is worth nearly GBP9bn (US$13.71bn) to the country’s economy and is experiencing year-on-year export and domestic growth, according to a new report.


Michelle Russell | 9 Oct 2014

Internet and catalogue retailer N Brown Group saw its share price slump 12.9% this morning (9 October) after it revealed a decline in first-half earnings as a result of a number of business changes. Analysts offered a mixed view of the results.


Michelle Russell | 9 Oct 2014

Internet and catalogue retailer N Brown Group saw its share price slump 12.9% this morning (9 October) after it revealed a decline in first-half earnings as a result of a number of business changes. Analysts offered a mixed view of the results.

Latest Interviews

Michelle Russell | 10 Apr 2015

A "constant run to keep up" with consumer demands is keeping multi-channel retailer N Brown on it toes as it adapts its sourcing model, its systems and international growth to keep apace. Paul Kendrick, customer, financial services and international director, explains.


Michelle Russell | 31 Mar 2014

Nearly a year on from the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory complex in Bangladesh, the collective work by brands and suppliers to ensure safer working conditions is starting to gain some traction. Andy York, ethical trading manager for retailer N Brown, has been closely involved in the efforts so far. He tells Michelle Russell that it is more important now than ever before to have an ethical supply chain - and that N Brown remains committed to Bangladesh.

Latest News

Beth Wright | 9 Feb 2018

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how to build a balanced sourcing strategy, the publication by Primark of its global supplier list, Trump goes to Davos while NAFTA grinds on, and Lululemon Athletica's CEO, Laurent Potdevin, exits over misconduct.


Beth Wright | 5 Feb 2018

UK-based plus-size fashion retailer N Brown Group has strengthened its senior management team with a series of appointments, including Phil Barnes as director of supply chain.


Beth Wright | 12 Oct 2017

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown Group has booked what it says was "continued good trading" in its first-half and revealed plans to expand its online presence through partnerships including those with Amazon Fashion and Debenhams.


Michelle Russell | 20 Jun 2017

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown Group has booked what it says was a good performance in the first quarter and reaffirmed its full-year outlook – but warned on an uncertain outlook as it revealed five stores are to close.


Michelle Russell | 13 Jun 2017

Andrew Higginson, the chairman of online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown Group, has stepped down from his role.


Michelle Russell | 27 Apr 2017

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown Group has booked a slump in earnings in its last fiscal year as a result of charges related to the mis-selling of payment protection insurance.


Michelle Russell | 14 Feb 2017

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown Group has appointed clothing industry executive Miriam Lahage as chief executive of its lingerie etailer Figleaves.


Michelle Russell | 19 Jan 2017

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown says it is on-track to meet full-year expectations as it revealed higher third-quarter revenues on the back of strong Cyber fortnight sales.


Beth Wright | 12 Oct 2016

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown said it is comfortable with current market guidance for the full year after a double-digit drop in first-half profit came in line with company expectations. 


Michelle Russell | 16 Jun 2016

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown has reaffirmed its full-year guidance as it revealed first-quarter results that were in line with company expectations. 


Beth Wright | 14 Jun 2016

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown is partnering with intranet experts Interact to drive a digital internal communications strategy as the next step in the company's transformation from direct mail-led to digital-first retailer.


Beth Wright | 17 May 2016

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown is undergoing the biggest business transformation in its 140 year history, refashioning itself from a direct mail-led to digital-first retailer.


Michelle Russell | 26 Apr 2016

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown is looking to connect with the digital start-up industry through the launch of a new innovation incubator programme.


Katie Smith | 20 Apr 2016

Ongoing transformation efforts by N Brown Group look set to allow the UK fashion retailer to grow its share of the clothing market, despite a fall in earnings in its last fiscal.


Michelle Russell | 21 Jan 2016

N Brown says it is on track to meet full year expectations as it revealed "pleasing" third-quarter sales thanks to a good performance over the Christmas trading period and higher online sales. 


Katie Smith | 14 Oct 2015

Analysts have mixed opinions on retailer N Brown Group after the owner of the Jacamo, Simply Be and JD Williams brands recorded a significant drop in first-half net profit, hurt by costs relating to its transformation to a digital-first business. 


Michelle Russell | 19 Jun 2015

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown has revealed first-quarter sales ahead of consensus but admitted it has work to do as JD Williams revenues were unmoved and it cautioned on US expansion.


Michelle Russell | 29 Apr 2015

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown has reiterated guidance for its next fiscal, despite revealing lower sales and gross margin for its full-year.


Richard Woodard | 11 Mar 2015

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown expects full-year profit to fall below expectations despite a revenue recovery in the fourth quarter.


Katie Smith | 9 Jan 2015

N Brown Group's chief financial officer Dean Moore is to step down from the online and catalogue fashion retailer after 11 years in the role.


Katie Smith | 9 Jan 2015

N Brown Group's chief financial officer Dean Moore is to step down from the online and catalogue fashion retailer after 11 years in the role.


Michelle Russell | 8 Jan 2015

UK fashion retailer N Brown has confirmed plans to discontinue its Gray & Osbourn catalogue and online business from June.

Latest blogs

Michelle Russell | 7 Apr 2014

The biggest news from just-style last week was the rollout of our new-look site. It has been redesigned to make it easier to find the key content that you need, whether you're reading it on a desktop computer or on a portable device such as a cell phone or tablet.


Leonie Barrie | 10 Feb 2014

Winter storms played havoc with US apparel retailers in January. While some consumers were forced to stay at home, others simply lost the will, with holiday shopping fatigue, static wages, and a lack of inspiring new ranges all hitting comparable store sales.

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