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UK retailers key to domestic manufacturing growth

With the value of the UK clothing market set to soar over the next five years, and consumers taking more of an interest in the origin and qu...

New Look to continue to build global brand

UK value fashion retailer New Look has said it will continue to focus on its strategy of building a global brand, despite puling out of Russ...

Michelle Russell | 23 Sep 2014

Just a week after Asos issued its third profit warning this year, reports at the weekend suggested a potential revolt from some of the brands it sells over its aggressive discounting - exacerbating issues already weighing on the online retailer.

Michelle Russell | 15 Aug 2014

Retail shares were among the biggest fallers last week as financial markets reacted to President Vladimir Putin's retaliation to the imposition of sanctions on Russia. While the ban was imposed on food and agricultural imports, the apparel industry is unlikely to be immune from the effects of the standoff, with majors like Adidas already suffering long-standing issues in the country.

Katie Smith | 13 Aug 2014

After booking a "stellar" first-quarter performance, UK value fashion retailer New Look has put the brakes on its expansion into Russia, citing concerns over the worsening political situation in the country.

Katie Smith | 3 Jun 2014

UK value fashion retailer New Look has said it has no concerns about the working conditions at its supplier factories in Cambodia, with CEO Anders Kristiansen stressing that corporate social responsibility is core to its business.

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Katie Smith | 5 Sep 2014

Garment supplier Echo Sourcing has been building its business in Bangladesh since 2005 and is confident of continued growth in a country that has been rocked by a number of safety issues. The company, however, is keen to broaden its horizons and is eyeing potential new markets such as Ethiopia. Mark Bannister, head of sustainability and projects, talks to just-style.

Joe Ayling | 27 Jun 2011

With 20 years of experience across manufacturing, retail and international development to her name, Abi Rushton is well-placed to help steer apparel sourcing strategies of the future. just-style news editor Joe Ayling found out more in the first part of an extended inteview on the global supply chain.

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Beth Wright | 12 Jun 2018

New Look has swung to a full-year loss amid tumbling sales at its stores and online in what one analyst calls a "disastrous" year for the UK fashion retailer.

Michelle Russell | 18 Apr 2018

UK fashion retailer New Look insists it has adequate financial liquidity to operate effectively, despite reports credit protection has been withdrawn from a handful of its suppliers.

Beth Wright | 23 Mar 2018

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the punitive tariffs President Donald Trump is preparing to impose on Chinese imports into the United States – which could include apparel and footwear – and the potential winners and losers in the global garment trade, how Vietnam's apparel sector is set to reap the benefits oft he Comprehensive and Progressive Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and former New Look CEO Anders Kristiansen is to replace Esprit chief Jose Martinez later this year.

Beth Wright | 22 Mar 2018

New Look has announced its company voluntary arrangement (CVA) has been approved by an overwhelming majority of its creditors – a move that means 60 stores are due to close resulting in up to 980 redundancies.

Beth Wright | 21 Mar 2018

Hong-Kong-based fashion brand Esprit has announced its CEO Jose Martinez is to step down later this year and will be replaced by former New Look chief Anders Kristiansen.

Beth Wright | 7 Mar 2018

New Look has announced plans to go into a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) that would see the UK fashion retailer shutter 60 stores and seek to reduce rental costs in a move that could put up to 980 jobs under threat. 

Michelle Russell | 6 Feb 2018

New Look's nine-month results have left analysts with little positivity for 2018 following a drop in revenues and plans to cut costs, reignite product appeal and re-engage with customers in a bid to salvage its falling UK clothing market share.

Michelle Russell | 8 Jan 2018

UK fashion retailer New Look may be forced to pay for product shipments upfront or accept more onerous payment terms following the withdrawal of credit insurance to many of its suppliers – in a move that will spark fresh concerns over its finances.

Beth Wright | 3 Jan 2018

Value clothing retailer Primark has confirmed to just-style former Zara product boss, Paula Dumont López,is to join the company as head of its womenswear division.

Beth Wright | 7 Nov 2017

New Look is no longer a retail disruptor, but instead among the disrupted, according to one analyst, as the UK value fashion retailer swung to a half-year loss amid what it called "another tough period of trading".

Beth Wright | 12 Sep 2017

In a U-turn announcement, UK fashion retailer New Look says former Zara head of product, Paula Dumont López, will no longer be joining the company as chief creative officer (CCO).

Beth Wright | 1 Sep 2017

New Look CEO Anders Kristiansen has stood down after almost five years at the helm of the fashion retailer, acknowledging it is the "appropriate time" for a change of leadership.

Hannah Abdulla | 24 Aug 2017

Bosses at fashion retailers Asos and New Look have called on British factories to improve worker safety so they can consider sourcing more clothing in the country rather than offshore.

Beth Wright | 8 Aug 2017

UK fashion retailer New Look said, as expected, the UK market remained "difficult" in the first quarter, resulting in a "disappointing" period of trading which saw sales slip and net loss widen.

Beth Wright | 27 Jun 2017

UK fashion retailer New Look has named former Zara product boss, Paula Dumont López, as chief creative officer (CCO).

Beth Wright | 6 Jun 2017

UK fashion retailer New Look has warned it expects trading conditions for the coming year to remain challenging despite reducing its pre-tax losses by more than 50%.

Michelle Russell | 28 Mar 2017

Brait Societas Europaea, the South African company that owns New Look, has cancelled plans to list its shares in London as a result of concerns over the UK's decision to leave the EU.

Michelle Russell | 7 Feb 2017

UK fashion retailer New Look has offered a cautious outlook as it booked lower third-quarter like-for-like sales and earnings as a result of reduced footfall and a highly promotional retail environment.

Beth Wright | 27 Jan 2017

Top stories this week on just-style include a closer look at the start to Trump's presidency, from the order to withdraw from TPP to his first speech promising to "buy American and hire American". We also list ten retail trends to watch out for in the year ahead, and news that Gap's Banana Republic chief is to leave the company.

Michelle Russell | 24 Jan 2017

The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is advising retailers sourcing garments from the city of Leicester to impose significant sanctions against those factories that breach contracts.

Michelle Russell | 23 Jan 2017

UK garment factory workers producing for fashion brands including New Look, River Island and Boohoo have been found to be working for less than half the minimum wage, an undercover investigation has found.

Michelle Russell | 25 Oct 2016

The majority of large apparel brands are ignoring the "endemic" abuse of Syrian refugees in Turkish clothing factories supplying European retailers, a new report has found. 

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Michelle Russell | 18 Aug 2014

Retail shares have been among the biggest fallers in the last two weeks as financial markets react to President Vladimir Putin's retaliation to the imposition of sanctions on Russia.

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