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Tesco and JD Sports back new retail leadership degree Beth Wright | 5 Dec 18

House of Fraser, JD Sports, Jigsaw and Tesco are among 12 British retailers supporting what is thought to be the first apprenticeship degree for retail leaders.


Tesco steps up efforts on supply chain transparency Michelle Russell | 25 Oct 18

The length and complexity of the apparel supply chain means collaboration is often the only way for businesses to grow leverage when it comes to achieving full transparency, according to UK supermarket retailer Tesco, which is busy joining a number of initiatives to try to bring about change.


Tesco clothing sales climb 2.4% in Q2 Beth Wright | 3 Oct 18

UK supermarket group Tesco saw clothing sales climb in its second-quarter, as the company booked its eleventh consecutive quarter of positive like-for-like sales in the UK.


Levi Strauss, Tesco join Green Supply Chain Map Beth Wright | 2 Aug 18

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co and supermarket retailer Tesco are among the latest companies to join a new online map that claims to be the only tool in the world to openly link leading multinational corporations to their suppliers' environmental performance.


Tesco and Target scale up supply chain sustainability Beth Wright | 26 Jun 18

US department store retailer Target Corp and UK supermarket group Tesco have joined Walmart in collecting data from suppliers to reduce environmental risk and cut carbon emissions in the supply chain.  


Clothing boosts Tesco FY, turnaround remains "firmly" on track Beth Wright | 11 Apr 18

UK supermarket retailer Tesco posted its ninth consecutive quarter of positive sales growth, with its clothing sector performing well throughout the year as its F&F range continued to prove popular with customers.


Tesco cuts 1,700 jobs to simplify operations Beth Wright | 23 Jan 18

UK supermarket retailer Tesco has outlined plans to simplify its operational structures in a move that will affect some 1,700 employees in a bid to improve efficiency and ensure it remains competitive in the future.


Clothing review boosts Tesco Christmas trade Beth Wright | 11 Jan 18

UK supermarket retailer Tesco posted its eighth consecutive quarter of positive sales growth, with its clothing sector performing well throughout the Christmas period as its F&F ranges continue to prove popular with customers.


Hela Clothing develops augmented reality T-shirt with Tesco Michelle Russell | 20 Dec 17

Sri Lankan apparel manufacturer Hela Clothing has joined forces with Tesco to launch an augmented reality children’s T-shirt as the UK retailer continues its work to develop and test new technologies in the apparel space.


Clothing boosts Tesco H1, turnaround "firmly" on track Beth Wright | 4 Oct 17

UK supermarket retailer Tesco posted its seventh consecutive quarter of positive sales growth, with its clothing sector performing well throughout the first half thanks to the range and strength of its F&F Brand.


Tesco to list suppliers amid toxic-free clothing pledge Michelle Russell | 14 Jul 17

UK supermarket retailer Tesco has committed to immediately begin the process of eliminating hazardous chemicals from its clothing supply chain, as well as releasing a complete list of its suppliers.


Clothing brands commit to 100% sustainable cotton by 2025 Michelle Russell | 25 May 17

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


Tesco moves to FY loss but sees UK sales rise Michelle Russell | 12 Apr 17

UK supermarket retailer Tesco moved to a loss in its last fiscal year as a result of one-off charges, but booked its first rise in UK sales for seven years.


Where next for the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark? Michelle Russell | 22 Mar 17

First feedback on last week's launch of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark has welcomed the move – but warns against drawing conclusions too quickly and highlights a number of critical issues such as the quality and credibility of information, governance and price pressures.


Christmas clothing sales boost Tesco Q3 Beth Wright | 13 Jan 17

Clothing outperformed the market over the Christmas period for UK supermarket giant Tesco, helping push total sales for the third quarter up 1.5%.


Tesco to relocate clothing amid distribution centre closures Michelle Russell | 10 Jan 17

UK retail giant Tesco is to close two of its distribution centres – which will include the relocation of its garment operations – in a move expected to result in up to 1,000 job cuts.


Fashion firms failing to address deforestation risk Michelle Russell | 6 Dec 16

Leading international businesses – including apparel and textile companies – are ill-prepared for the risk that comes from sourcing products linked to deforestation, a major cause of climate change, a new report claims. 


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. 


Tesco sales rise again as recovery continues Michelle Russell | 5 Oct 16

UK retail giant Tesco says it made "strong progress" in its first half as sales rose but earnings tumbled.


Tesco optimistic on Q1 sales growth Michelle Russell | 23 Jun 16

UK retail giant Tesco has booked an increase in group sales in the first quarter, and offered an optimistic outlook thanks to ongoing efforts to rebuild profitability.


Six international brands join forest-free viscose pledge Michelle Russell | 24 May 16

Six international brands and retailers including Tesco, Esprit, KappAhl and New Look have joined a commitment to stop sourcing the raw material for their viscose and rayon textiles from ancient and endangered forests.


Tesco returns to FY profit but warns on year ahead Michelle Russell | 13 Apr 16

Tesco said it made significant progress last year as it reported a return to profit and its best quarterly sales growth for three years, but expressed caution on its ability to grow earnings in the coming year. 


Tesco's F&F commits CoppaFeel labels to bras Leonie Barrie | 19 Feb 16

UK-based retailer Tesco has become the first supermarket to commit to the CoppaFeel! #brahijack campaign, by putting potentially life-saving labels into its bras.


UK holiday retail roundup Michelle Russell and Katie Smith | 14 Jan 16

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". 


Top 20 analysis stories on just-style in 2015... Katie Smith | 21 Dec 15

Among the most-read analysis articles on just-style in 2015 were stories relating to the rapid growth of Myanmar's garment sector, the impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement on countries such as Vietnam, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, five key trends in world textile and apparel trade, and Ethiopia's prospects as an emerging sourcing hub. 


Tesco's F&F joins ZDHC as new board formed Michelle Russell | 9 Oct 15

F&F, the fashion brand of UK supermarket retailer Tesco Stores, has become the latest member of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group, amid the formation of a new board of directors.


UK apparel retail sales growth beats 5-year average Michelle Russell | 17 Sep 15

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


Sourcing in East Africa: Collaboration key to success Michelle Russell | 13 Aug 15

Interest in East Africa as a potential apparel sourcing destination has been on the rise, yet the results of a new survey suggest the road ahead won't be an easy one.


Tesco Q1 sales beat expectations Michelle Russell | 26 Jun 15

UK retail giant Tesco has booked a decline in first-quarter sales that was less than it had predicted and that beat analyst expectations.


Sourcing in Africa: Foreign investment flows in Matthew Newsome | 5 May 15

With its cheaper labour and resources, East Africa has already attracted foreign investment, particularly from Asia - as well as business from major international fashion brands and retailers.

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