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just-style.com | 17 Jun 2011

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


Simon Warburton | 16 Apr 2010

Primark must be breathing slightly easier today (16 March) following a torrid week in which it has been battered by a large section of the UK media.


just-style.com | 20 Jul 2007

With the plus-size market forecast to grow by at least 10% a year in the US, the accelerated demand for outsize clothing represents a huge opportunity to generate new sales, according to a new report from just-style.


just-style.com | 8 Jun 2005

The UK middle market in clothing could soon cease to exist according to new research. The traditional mass market is being squeezed by value-led retailers on the one hand and smaller fashion multiples on the other, forcing retailers such as Marks & Spencer and Next to adapt their business models to a hybrid of the two polar opposites.

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Petah Marian | 11 Mar 2013

With the launch of its new Nutmeg line later this month, Morrisons becomes the last of the big four UK supermarket retailers to offer a clothing range. While Morrisons may be starting small, with a focus on children's wear, it is not short on ambition, as Morrisons director of clothing, Tim Bettley, explains.

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Michelle Russell | 16 Feb 2017

Department store retailer Debenhams and fashion retailer Peacocks have been named by the UK Government for failing to pay some of their workers the national minimum or living wage.


Beth Wright | 24 Nov 2016

UK clothing retailer Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group is to accelerate new store openings and plans to relaunch the Austin Reed brand on the back of strong sales and record profits last year.


Katie Smith | 30 Nov 2015

Continuing its expansion, UK clothing retailer Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group has revealed plans to open a further 100 stores after booking a double-digit increase in annual profit. 


Katie Smith | 13 Feb 2015

UK clothing retailer Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group enjoyed a “bumper” performance during the Christmas trading period, thanks to strong online sales growth and new store openings.


Katie Smith | 3 Dec 2014

UK clothing retailer Edinburgh Woollen Mill is to continue with its expansion plans by opening 100 new stores over the next two years, after booking record annual profits.


Katie Smith | 11 Dec 2013

Retailer Edinburgh Woollen Mill (EWM) has named group commercial director Steve Simpson as managing director of its Peacocks discount fashion chain.


Katie Smith | 26 Nov 2013

Clothing retailer Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group (EWM) is planning to open 100 stores over the next 18 months as it ramps up its growth after booking a strong performance in the first half of the year and turning around the Peacocks chain.


Katie Smith | 22 Nov 2013

Edinburgh Woollen Mill, owner of the Peacocks and Jane Norman chains, has become the latest apparel retailer to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.


Petah Marian | 9 May 2013

There has been another fatal fire at a Bangladesh apparel factory, just a fortnight after the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building where the death toll has now risen to more than 900.


Katie Smith | 2 Jan 2013

The number of UK retailers collapsing into administration jumped 6% in 2012 and this figure could increase further in the year ahead, according to business advisory firm Deloitte.


Katie Smith | 12 Oct 2012

Department store group Debenhams will open its first store in Tbilisi, Georgia this weekend as part of wider expansion plans.


Petah Marian | 6 Sep 2012

UK supermarket retailer Morrisons has announced that it will launch a children's wear line in early 2013, called Nutmeg.


Petah Marian | 8 May 2012

The number of high street stores entering administration shot up over the first quarter of this year, according to statistics from the Insolvency Service.


Katie Smith | 10 Apr 2012

The number of retailers falling into administration in the first quarter of this year increased by 15% compared with the same period last year, according to research by business advisory firm Deloitte, with this rising to a jump of 64% on the previous quarter.


Petah Marian | 7 Mar 2012

Morrisons has confirmed that it has appointed former Peacocks managing director Tim Bettley as director of clothing.


Petah Marian | 27 Feb 2012

The buyer of collapsed retailer Peacocks has revealed that he hopes to re-open up to 75 stores and is in the process of re-employing 60 staff made redundant by administrators at the retailer's Cardiff headquarters.


Petah Marian | 24 Feb 2012

Top stories on just-style this week included our report on a shooting at an apparel factory in Cambodia, a report on the future of Colombian export, and a strike at the Bangladesh head office of thread and yarn supplier Coats.


Petah Marian | 22 Feb 2012

Scottish retailer Edinburgh Woollen Mill has won the race to buy collapsed UK discount fashion retailer Peacocks, it was revealed today (22 February), with the sale protecting 6,000 jobs but also leading to more than 3,100 redundancies.


Petah Marian | 13 Feb 2012

UK clothing industry sales are forecast to increase 4.2% during 2012, with growth largely attributable to the London Olympics, according to research from Keynote.


Leonie Barrie | 6 Feb 2012

A Pakistani billionaire has emerged as a surprise contender to buy UK discount fashion retailer Peacocks, according to media reports, as administrators near their deadline to secure a rescue bid for the collapsed chain.


Petah Marian | 27 Jan 2012

Top stories on just-style this week included speculation around Bangladesh's rise as a sourcing hotspot, JC Penney's plans to overhaul its offer and Sun European Partners' plans for UK retailer Bonmarche.


Petah Marian | 26 Jan 2012

The administrators of UK discount fashion retailer Peacocks today (26 January) said they have received "huge interest" from potential buyers.


Richard Woodard | 23 Jan 2012

The Bonmarché chain owned by collapsed fashion retail group Peacocks has been sold to private equity company Sun European Partners, but about 160 stores will close as a result.


Richard Woodard | 23 Jan 2012

The Bonmarché chain owned by collapsed fashion retail group Peacocks has been sold to private equity company Sun European Partners, but about 160 stores will close as a result.

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