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Primark expands sustainable cotton programme to Pakistan Michelle Russell | 21 Sep 18

Value fashion chain Primark has expanded its sustainable cotton programme into a second major sourcing country – Pakistan – as the company looks to build on its work to trace the raw material through every stage of the supply chain and improve the lives of farmers.


Boohoo taps Primark's John Lyttle as new CEO Beth Wright | 17 Sep 18

Online fashion retailer Boohoo has tapped rival Primark's chief operating officer, John Lyttle, as its new CEO.


UK expected to drive Primark FY sales rise Beth Wright | 10 Sep 18

Primark's full-year sales are expected to rise 5.5% on last year, as a strong profit performance from the value fashion retailer helps parent company Associated British Foods Plc (ABF) maintain its full-year guidance. 


Adidas, C&A, Esprit set out new sustainability roadmaps Leonie Barrie | 23 Aug 18

Brands and retailers including Adidas, C&A, Esprit, Hugo Boss, KiK, Lidl, Primark and Puma are among 116 members of the German based Partnership for Sustainable Textiles who have submitted roadmaps outlining concrete steps to increase sustainability in their textile supply chains.


M&S tops UK high street index Beth Wright | 3 Aug 18

Marks & Spencer has topped a new UK high street fashion ranking for brand health, which assesses consumer satisfaction, impression, and brand reputation.


Primark tops Hot 100 Retailers list, beats Amazon Beth Wright | 2 Aug 18

Value clothing retailer Primark has seen off competition from internet behemoth Amazon and accessories business Tapestry to top the list of Hot 100 Retailers.


Warm weather knocks Primark H1 sales Beth Wright | 26 Feb 18

Unseasonably warm weather last autumn is expected to have taken its toll on like-for-like sales at Primark in the first half of the financial year, but the value fashion retailer remains optimistic of a jump in profit growth for the second half.


Top stories this week on just-style... Beth Wright | 9 Feb 18

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.


Primark Christmas sales jump as retail space grows Michelle Russell | 18 Jan 18

Retailer Primark has proved it is adept at capitalising on shoppers trading down to its value fashions as it revealed record sales in the week before Christmas.


Primark taps ex-Zara product chief to lead womenswear Beth Wright | 3 Jan 18

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.


Why Primark is working to do "the right thing" – Interview Michelle Russell | 31 Oct 17

Unlike many other major apparel firms, value fashion chain Primark chooses not to openly set targets for its sustainability and ethical commitments, but instead "just get on and do it," as Katharine Stewart, Primark's director of ethical trade, tells just-style. Yet in recent years the retailer has started to open up about its work to engage more closely with its supply chain: in particular, turning its focus to ensuring all the cotton in its products is sourced sustainably.


Primark FY sales tipped for double-digit rise Beth Wright | 11 Sep 17

Primark full-year sales are expected to rise 13% on last year, as the value fashion retailer has helped to boost parent company Associated British Foods Plc (ABF) full year outlook.


Primark launches 100% sustainable cotton pyjama line Michelle Russell | 9 Aug 17

Primark is this week launching its first line of clothing made using 100% sustainable cotton – marking a first for the British value clothing retailer in being able to track its cotton through the supply chain from farm to store.


Primark recalls flip-flops on cancer chemical fears Hannah Abdulla | 18 Jul 17

British value clothing retailer Primark has recalled thousands of men's flip flops found to contain the cancer-causing chemical chrysene.


Primark sales jump on sales and store growth Michelle Russell | 6 Jul 17

Value clothing retailer Primark saw sales jump in the first ten months of the year thanks to the expansion of its store portfolio both home and abroad and strong trading in the run-up to Easter.


Primark H1 trading boosted by expansion Michelle Russell | 19 Apr 17

Value clothing retailer Primark has increased earnings in its first-half thanks to higher sales, particularly in the UK, and a "substantial" increase in selling space.


US apparel retail shifts reveal misconceptions Michelle Russell | 3 Apr 17

The death of the department store, the exaggerated rise of Amazon as an apparel retailer power, and the threat of European fast-fashion specialists to US retail are among a number of misconceptions currently bedevilling the retail  industry, a new report explains.


Primark maintains trading momentum in H1 Michelle Russell | 27 Feb 17

Value clothing retailer Primark has maintained its trading momentum over the last six months, despite concerns of a slowing market, with sales expected to be up thanks to expansion both at home and abroad.


Primark challenges critics with India cotton initiative Michelle Russell | 10 Feb 17

With the ultimate aim of ensuring all the cotton in its products is sourced sustainably, value clothing retailer Primark is adamant that having a business model focused on offering the lowest prices on the high street is not at odds with efforts to improve ethical standards in its supply chain. just-style's deputy editor Michelle Russell found out more during a trip to northern India where the company's sustainable cotton programme is taking shape.


Primark Q1 sales climb on network expansion Michelle Russell | 12 Jan 17

Primark saw sales climb in its first-quarter thanks to increased selling space, but the value fashion giant warned of falling margins as a result of impending inflationary pressures.


Brands urged to tackle child slavery in India spinning mills Michelle Russell | 4 Jan 17

Various forms of modern slavery, including child slavery, have been found in around 90% of spinning mills in South India producing yarn that makes its way into garment factories in India, Bangladesh and China supplying western brands and retailers, a new report claims.


Eight factors set to shape European retail in 2017 Michelle Russell | 3 Jan 17

Many of the key themes that dominated the European retail scene in 2016 are expected to continue into this year, analysts believe, as retailers prepare for more currency headwinds, unseasonal weather, a continued shift to e-commerce and whatever hurdles Brexit will bring.


Top 20 news stories on just-style in 2016... Michelle Russell | 19 Dec 16

Instead of our regular roundup of the most-read stories on just-style during the week, we thought a fitting end to the year would be to take a look at the top news stories on just-style in 2016. Cutting edge innovations, Africa growth, Brexit, worker safety, key apparel and footwear trends, and minimum wages were just some of the issues that made the headlines.


2016 – A year in review – Retail winners and losers Lee Adendorff | 13 Dec 16

A local-for-local manufacturing vision, expansion in Asia, robotic warehousing and automated delivery systems helped lift some retailers during 2016, but concerns over conditions and working practices, store closures and bankruptcies weighed on others.


Primark among first to sign up to textile waste project Beth Wright | 10 Nov 16

Value fashion giant Primark is among the first five companies to sign up to a EUR3.6m (US$4.1m) initiative that will work with clothing brands, retailers and manufacturers and recycling organisations to reduce textile waste across Europe.


Primark says no plans to hike clothing prices Michelle Russell | 9 Nov 16

Value fashion giant Primark says it has no plans to increase prices next year as the industry considers the potential impact of inflation, the falling value of sterling, and a "hard Brexit" on business and the consumer.


Primark expansion drives FY sales and earnings Michelle Russell | 8 Nov 16

New store openings and a 9% increase in selling space drove sales for value fashion giant Primark in its last fiscal, with a particularly strong performance in Ireland and a growing awareness of the brand in the US. 


Primark sourcing chief Gordon steps down Michelle Russell | 27 Oct 16

Garry Gordon, the group sourcing director of UK value fashion giant Primark, has resigned from his role. 


Apparel brands "ignoring" refugee abuse in Turkey factories Michelle Russell | 25 Oct 16

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. 


Is there more to Primark's woes than the weather? Bernadette Kissane | 27 Sep 16

A warm winter and a cold spring have been blamed for a fall in sales at value fashion retailer Primark. But its lack of e-commerce also leaves it without the flexibility to highlight more transitional ranges and weather appropriate collections online, according to Bernadette Kissane, senior analyst for apparel and footwear at Euromonitor International.

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