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Retail Week Conference 2011: Tweet/untweet Joe Ayling | 17 Mar 11

Here is a collection of tweets from the Retail Week Conference 2011, attended by just-style over the past two days.

UK: Peacocks to launch more fashion-focused line Petah Marian | 16 Mar 11

Value fashion retailer Peacocks is set to launch a new range called Peacocks by Design following the success of its collaboration with model Daisy Lowe, the firm's managing director Tim Bettley said today (16 March).

UK: Tesco looks beyond price for value Petah Marian | 16 Mar 11

The CEO of Tesco’s UK division has said consumers are changing the way they define value and that retailers cannot afford to just focus on offering products at the lowest prices.

UK: M&S hires Asda-bound clothing buyer Joe Ayling | 8 Mar 11

UK clothing retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) has poached Sara Bradley, a former Sainsbury's clothing director, just as she was on the verge of moving to a post at rival supermarket Asda's George clothing unit.

UK: Tesco tight-lipped on F&F e-commerce site Joe Ayling | 16 Feb 11

UK supermarket chain Tesco has remained silent on reports it will launch a separate e-commerce store for its F&F clothing brand.

M&S poaches Tesco online boss: what the analysts say Joe Ayling | 9 Feb 11

This week UK retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) announced the appointment of e-commerce guru Laura Wade-Gery, who leaves rival Tesco after spearheading its online growth in recent years.

UK: Morrisons silent on George Davies fashion rumours Joe Ayling | 7 Feb 11

Morrisons, one of the UK's 'big four' supermarket chains, is rumoured to be in talks with the designer who launched Asda's popular George value fashion range, in a move that would mark its first foray into the apparel market.

UK: M&S hires Tesco exec as multi-channel director just-style.com | 7 Feb 11

UK clothing retailer Marks and Spencer Group has appointed Laura Wade-Gery as executive director of multi-channel e-commerce.

DAVOS: Cut red tape for green investment - Tesco's Leahy just-style.com | 28 Jan 11

Tesco chief executive Sir Terry Leahy has called for governments around the world to work with private companies to ensure that innovation in low-carbon growth is not unnecessarily hindered by red tape.

UK: Tesco cuts clothing prices by 20% just-style.com | 27 Jan 11

Tesco is cutting the prices of all adult clothing lines by 20% in a bid to kick-start sales after a lacklustre performance over the key festive trading period.

UK: Incoming Tesco CEO names executive committee just-style.com | 27 Jan 11

Tesco's incoming CEO Philip Clarke has announced the make-up of his executive committee, which will come into effect when he takes over the reins of the UK's largest grocery operator in March.

China; which way will the Dragon turn? Chris Brook-Carter | 20 Jan 11

China. A land of opportunity and panacea for all that ails the global business community or an economic time-bomb ready to explode the World's fragile recovery and plunge us back into a second crisis in so many years? Whether it's pundits on the television or economists in the newspapers, no one can seem to agree.

In the money: Retailer fortunes ruled by snow business Richard Woodard | 14 Jan 11

A clutch of the UK's largest clothing retailers this week revealed how they had performed over the Christmas period, when the country saw some of its worst weather for 20 years. As Richard Woodard reports, there were clear winners and losers.

COMMENT: Adverse weather is 'snow joke' for retailers Joe Ayling | 13 Jan 11

The timing of the pre-Christmas snowfall could hardly have been worse for the UK high street.

UK: Overseas sales boost Tesco Christmas just-style.com | 13 Jan 11

Retail giant Tesco delivered 7.6% sales growth over the crucial Christmas and New Year trading period, despite bad weather impacting non-food sales in the UK.

UK: Tesco names Ken Towle as internet head just-style.com | 11 Jan 11

The reshuffling of Tesco’s UK team continued this week with the appointment of a director of internet retailing.

UK: Tesco sets up separate UK board just-style.com | 7 Jan 11

Supermarket giant Tesco is appointing a separate UK board to oversee domestic operations under new chief executive Philip Clarke, including handing overall responsibility for clothing to Laura Wade-Gery.

Egypt's clothing industry starting to bloom just-style.com | 17 Dec 10

Over the past five years Egypt has cemented its position as a fashion hub for European and American high street brands, with average annual garment exports earning the country US$2bn. Yet domestic labels are generally not exported and high-end clothing manufacturing is still very niche.

Forecasting focus key for brands expanding in Asia Leonie Barrie | 13 Dec 10

Foreign companies are flocking to Asia in general and China in particular to boost sales in the hope of offsetting soft demand at home. But while potentially lucrative, such a move is not without its challenges, especially when it comes to forecasting and managing shopper demand across the supply chain.

US: Fall in royalty revenues dents Cherokee Q3 profit just-style.com | 9 Dec 10

Global brand management company Cherokee Inc has reported a 17.9% drop in third quarter profit after royalty revenues fell 4% as retailers cut their prices.

UK: Analysts play down fresh talk of Qatari bid for Sainsbury's Petah Marian | 8 Dec 10

Analysts have played down speculation that the Qatar Investment Authority is poised to make a fresh attempt to acquire UK retailer Sainsbury's.

UK: International and non-food sales boost Tesco Q3 just-style.com | 7 Dec 10

Improving non-food sales trends helped retail giant Tesco to record an 8.8% rise in group sales for the third quarter ending 27 November.

UK: "Inappropriate" children's products face restrictions just-style.com | 6 Dec 10

Retailers selling "inappropriate" products for children such as such as padded bras, high heels and T-shirts with suggestive slogans, could face new restrictions under plans being mulled by the British government.

UK: BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund shortlist revealed just-style.com | 26 Nov 10

Eight UK-based designers with potential for significant international growth have been shortlisted for funding to help make the transition to a global fashion brand.

Speaking with style: Sandra Smith, consultant at Bureau Veritas Joe Ayling | 25 Nov 10

With the apparel industry facing higher costs and widening sourcing networks, supply chain expert Sandra Smith tells just-style news editor Joe Ayling how retailers are adapting. She explains how cost pressures, ethics, sustainability and technology fall into today's sourcing considerations.

EUROPE: Tesco plans to double selling space just-style.com | 23 Nov 10

Tesco has revealed plans to nearly double its selling space in Central and Eastern Europe over the next five years.

CHINA: Tesco aims to quadruple China sales just-style.com | 22 Nov 10

Tesco has revealed plans to quadruple its sales in China to GBP4bn (US$6.41bn) a year over the next five years.

SRI LANKA: Symposium sparks green debate Joe Ayling | 15 Nov 10

Clothing firms at an industry event in Sri Lanka this week are looking for ways to ramp up their sustainability.

COMMENT: Asian state visits reveal shifting balance of power Chris Brook-Carter | 9 Nov 10

Of all the media coverage of this economic crisis, one line has stuck in my mind more than any other, and it perfectly sums up the shifting global economic axis. "This isn't a global recession, it's a Western recession."

UK: Asda appoints new chief operating officer just-style.com | 1 Nov 10

UK supermarket giant Asda has announced that Simon King will join the business as its new chief operating officer in January 2011.








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