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Michelle Russell | 30 Oct 2014

A number of retailers have responded to allegations of "forced labour" amongst female textile workers in mills in southern India, with H&M blacklisting one of the five named.


Michelle Russell | 11 Jun 2014

Sainsbury's is now reaping the benefits of the investment it has made in its clothing division, an analyst has said, after the UK retailer this morning (11 June) revealed the business grew at double-digits in the first quarter.


Michelle Russell | 11 Jun 2014

UK retailer Sainsbury's this morning (11 June) issued its first-quarter trading update, in which it revealed that its clothing business continued to grow strongly, delivering double-digit like-for-like sales growth. Overall, analysts have offered an upbeat view on the retail group's update and the potential of its clothing business.


Jonathan Dyson | 4 Jun 2014

Brands and retailers in the UK and other parts of Europe are "coming back" to Turkey as a source of textiles and clothing as they seek to diversify their supply chains away from Asia.

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Leonie Barrie | 28 Feb 2012

Faced with what he describes as a "never-ending battle" against rising costs, Ranjan Mahtani, the CEO of Hong Kong based apparel supplier Epic Group, is in fighting mood. But what is also clear is his concern that the apparel industry's current preoccupation with price leaves it in danger of failing to see an even bigger and more worrying issue: the lack of new supply countries coming through.


Ben Cooper | 3 Sep 2010

Corporate sustainability is seen by sceptics as too often being 'more talk than action'. Ben Eavis, head of corporate responsibility at Sainsbury’s, spoke with Ben Cooper about how the various steering groups, reporting processes and stakeholder discussions at Sainsbury's facilitate action rather being an end in their own right.

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Beth Wright | 9 Nov 2017

Tu, the clothing division at UK supermarket group Sainsbury's, "significantly" outperformed the market in the first half as group sales climbed by almost 7%, the retailer said in a trading update today (9 November).


Beth Wright | 19 Sep 2017

Capitalising on consumer demand for quality formalwear at competitive prices, UK supermarket group Sainsbury's is expanding its men’s range with the addition of two new men's collections – marking the first time a supermarket has stocked suiting with fabrics produced in Great Britain, and the first time a premium men’s collection will be retailed by a supermarket clothing brand.


Michelle Russell | 4 Jul 2017

The clothing division at UK supermarket group Sainsbury's outperformed the market in the first quarter as group sales climbed, the retailer said in a trading update today (4 July).


Michelle Russell | 25 May 2017

Asos, Kering, Levi Strauss & Co and Nike are among 13 clothing and textile brands who have committed to using 100% sustainable cotton by 2025.


Beth Wright | 3 May 2017

UK retailer Sainsbury's said its clothing business outperformed a challenging market in its last fiscal year amid a fall in pre-tax profit during the period.


Beth Wright | 17 Mar 2017

UK retailer Sainsbury's reported "good growth" from its clothing business in its fourth quarter amid a fall in group sales during the period.


Michelle Russell | 7 Mar 2017

UK retailer Sainsbury's is restructuring in a move that will see the elimination of 400 in-store jobs.


Michelle Russell | 27 Feb 2017

UK retailer Sainsbury's has appointed retail guru Mary Portas’s PR agency to accelerate growth of its non-food business and establish its Tu clothing line as a "destination brand" for high street fashion.


Michelle Russell | 11 Jan 2017

UK supermarket retailer Sainsbury's has reported a strong quarter for its clothing division and offered an optimistic outlook for the rest of the year.


Michelle Russell | 9 Nov 2016

UK supermarket group Sainsbury's Plc has grown sales in its clothing division in the first half thanks to the launch of two new ranges and despite operating in what it says has been a "challenging" market. 


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. 


Michelle Russell | 28 Sep 2016

Sainsbury's says its clothing business continued to gain market share in the second quarter, but sales fell as the UK supermarket retailer battled a competitive landscape and persistent deflation. 


Michelle Russell | 23 Jun 2016

UK supermarket retailer Sainsbury's gained the biggest share of the country's clothing market in the last quarter thanks to its strategy of converting more space to clothing.


Michelle Russell | 8 Jun 2016

Sainsbury's clothing sales have continued on their strong growth trajectory, despite the UK supermarket retailer delivering what analysts say was a disappointing overall performance for the first quarter.


Katie Smith | 15 Mar 2016

Sainsbury's saw its clothing sales increase more than 10% in the fourth quarter, as the UK retail group reported its first rise in overall like-for-like sales in over two years. 


With the holiday season done and dusted, UK apparel and footwear retailers are counting the cost. In the most recent Christmas trading reports, JD Sports, SuperGroup, Fat Face and Debenhams saw sales rise over the all-important trading period, while Tesco and Matalan recorded a decline in revenue. Sainsbury's posted an increase in clothing sales, Shop Direct delivered "record breaking" results, and Ted Baker enjoyed a "good retail performance". 


Michelle Russell | 11 Nov 2015

Sainsbury's today (11 November) said its clothing division performed “strongly” in the first-half of its financial year, despite the UK supermarket group revealing its lowest profit since 2010, sending its share price tumbling.


Michelle Russell | 17 Sep 2015

UK apparel retail sales grew 2.4% in the 24 weeks ended 2 August, above the five-year average, estimates have shown.


Michelle Russell | 13 Aug 2015

UK retail group Sainsbury's is to launch a website for its Tu clothing range, providing access to the collection nationwide.


Michelle Russell | 6 May 2015

Clothing was the bright spot for UK retailer Sainsbury's last year as it booked its first loss in a decade.


Katie Smith | 28 Jan 2015

UK supermarket retailer Sainsbury's has extended a trial to sell its Tu clothing range online.


Richard Woodard | 7 Jan 2015

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s recorded sales declines over the Christmas period, despite strong trading from the company’s clothing and general merchandise businesses.

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Leonie Barrie | 13 Jan 2014

Results on the performance of apparel retailers over the key Christmas shopping season are continuing to trickle through, with figures released last week showing that December proved to be a challenging month for those in the US.

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