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UK: Tesco silent over CFO exit talk Hannah Abdulla | 10 Mar 14

Tesco has refused to comment on talk the firm's finance chief Laurie McIlwee could leave the business amid tensions with CEO Philip Clarke.

Part One: Ethiopia a rising star for sourcing garments Michelle Russell | 6 Mar 14

Ethiopia is fast becoming a rising star for sourcing garments. The country's efforts to build its textile and garment industry and offer competitive prices in the international market has attracted a growing number of new buyers in recent years. Michelle Russell takes a closer look at the growth taking place in this developing market and what it has to offer those willing to invest.

Spotlight on...Clothing becomes growth pole for Tesco Michelle Russell | 27 Feb 14

Retail giant Tesco yesterday (26 February) revealed further plans to improve its domestic sales performance and reverse declining market share trends as it looks to accelerate its UK turnaround.

ETHIOPIA: Tesco works to raise clothing factory conditions Matthew Newsome | 25 Feb 14

British retailer Tesco is making efforts to raise working conditions and ethical standards in Ethiopia's textile industry before it begins sourcing garments from the Horn of Africa country.

UK: Tesco to "accelerate" UK turnaround Katy Askew | 25 Feb 14

Tesco will "accelerate" efforts to turnaround its UK business while also capping capital expenditure, the company said today (25 February).

TURKEY: Tesco in talks over Turkish arm Dean Best | 24 Feb 14

Tesco Kipa, the Turkish unit of UK retailer Tesco, has today (24 February) confirmed its parent is in talks over possible options for the future of the business.

UK: Asda rounds off year with Q4 sales fall Dean Best | 20 Feb 14

Asda ended its 2013 financial year with a fall in underlying sales in the fourth quarter.

UK: Tesco tight-lipped on F&F Russia entry Katie Smith | 14 Feb 14

UK retail giant Tesco has declined to comment on reports it is looking to open F&F clothing stores in Russia, as part of wider expansion plans.

PHILIPPINES: F&F opens first three stores Katie Smith | 13 Feb 14

Tesco-owned clothing brand F&F has opened its first three stores in the Philippines, as part of ongoing overseas expansion plans.

UK: Clothing industry backs sustainability plan Richard Woodard | 11 Feb 14

More than 50 retailers, suppliers, charities and recyclers are backing a new sustainability drive designed to cut the environment impact of clothing throughout its life cycle.

BANGLADESH: BGMEA to work with Impactt to improve productivity Siddique Islam | 10 Feb 14

Bangladesh's apparel trade body has signed a collaboration agreement with Impactt, a London-based leading ethical trading consultancy, to improve productivity in the ready-made garment industry.

Comment: Can Coupe build on Sainsbury's clothing momentum? Michelle Russell | 29 Jan 14

Sainsbury's this morning (29 January) announced commercial director Mike Coupe will replace Justin King as the supermarket retailer's chief executive from July. While speculation will inevitably centre on what King will do next, the focus will also be on whether Coupe is a safe pair of hands for Sainsbury's and whether his focus will turn to the fast-growing area of clothing.

UK: Coupe takes helm as King exits Sainsbury's Katy Askew | 29 Jan 14

Sainsbury's chief executive Justin King will leave the UK supermarket group this summer, when current commercial director Mike Coupe will take the helm at the firm.

BANGLADESH: Damco seeks bank help on sea-air shipments Siddique Islam | 24 Jan 14

Global freight forwarder and logistics services provider Damco is seeking help from the central bank of Bangladesh to resolve payment difficulties around its sea-air shipment business.

just-style's most read stories this week... Katie Smith | 24 Jan 14

The most-read stories on just-style this week include an insight into waterless dyeing technology, the roll-out of the Higg Index sustainability measurement tool at Crystal Group, and analyst opinion on Tesco's reported interest in Mothercare.

CAMBODIA: Retailers call for investigation into violence Katie Smith | 21 Jan 14

Adidas, Esprit, and Gap Inc are among a coalition of 30 retailers and brands that have signed a new letter calling for an investigation into the recent violence in Cambodia's garment industry.

NRF 2014: Retail launches and developments Leonie Barrie | 21 Jan 14

The retail industry's NRF 'Big Show,' which took place in New York last week, is an annual opportunity for retailers to tap into the latest technologies for improving everything from customer analysis to mobile commerce.

Spotlight on…Analysts surprised at Tesco interest in Mothercare Michelle Russell | 20 Jan 14

Reports surfaced over the weekend that UK retail giant Tesco weighed up a bid for Mothercare around six months ago. The claims seem to have taken industry observers by surprise given Tesco's focus on sweating its existing assets and improving capital discipline. Some believe it more likely that any potential tie-up would see the supermarket chain strike a deal to sell the baby goods in its stores.

UK: Tesco considering bid for Mothercare? Michelle Russell | 20 Jan 14

UK retail giant Tesco is understood to have considered a bid for mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare.

Outlook 2014: What's happening with sourcing? Leonie Barrie | 16 Jan 14

How is the sourcing landscape likely to shift in 2014, and what strategies can help apparel firms and their suppliers to stay ahead? While China is still seen leading the pack, forging strategic relationships with key manufacturers and supply countries, a growing interest in onshoring or reshoring for the US and EU, and striking a balance between speed and cost, are among the suggestions.

BANGLADESH: Apparel exports soar 20% in H1 Siddique Islam | 14 Jan 14

Bangladesh's ready-made garment exports are continuing to soar, rising by nearly 20% in the first-half of the current fiscal year despite ongoing political uncertainty, labour unrest and factory safety issues.

Tesco's trading update: What the analysts say Michelle Russell | 9 Jan 14

Tesco this morning (9 January) reported its online clothing sales had soared over the Christmas period - but a decline in UK like-for-like sales pushed shares down by nearly 4%. Overall, analysts gave a downbeat view of the update, with a general consensus that progress is being made but more work needs to be done to improve Tesco's UK performance.

UK: Tesco online clothing sales soar, UK sales slide Michelle Russell | 9 Jan 14

Tesco saw online clothing sales soar over the Christmas period, but a decline in UK like-for-like sales pushed shares down this morning (9 January).

Sainsbury's trading update: What the analysts say Michelle Russell | 8 Jan 14

UK retailer Sainsbury's this morning (8 January) said it achieved "record" levels of market share for its general merchandise and clothing business over the Christmas period. With that, analysts offered an upbeat view.

UK: Sainsbury's hails "record" clothing share, group LFL flat Michelle Russell | 8 Jan 14

Sainsbury's achieved "record" levels of market share for its general merchandise and clothing business over the Christmas period, but group like-for-like sales remained flat.

Top ten news stories on just-style in 2013... Katie Smith | 23 Dec 13

Instead of our regular look at 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 stories on just-style in 2013. Garment factory disasters, strikes, safety agreements, and M&S's body odour neutralising suit, were some of the issues that made the headlines.

INDIA: Tesco bids to run multi-brand outlets Dean Best | 17 Dec 13

Tesco has set out a plan to become the first foreign retailer in India to run multi-brand outlets, with an application to invest in local operator Trent Hypermarket.

ASIA: Tesco takes stake in e-commerce firm Lazada Michelle Russell | 10 Dec 13

UK retail giant Tesco has acquired a minority stake in South East Asian e-commerce retailer Lazada.

What the analysts say: Tesco's weak performance leaves market divided Katy Askew | 4 Dec 13

The disappointing third-quarter top-line performance reported this morning (4 December) by Tesco has left analysts divided over the group's strategy. Tesco has cut capital expenditure on new stores and is instead investing in refurbishments and multichannel growth. Management has insisted the strategy will simply take time to deliver results. But, with the clock ticking, another set of weak numbers has raised questions over whether Tesco's investment focus will pay off. Here is the view from the City.

UK: Tesco shares slide as Q3 LFL sales fall Michelle Russell | 4 Dec 13

UK retail giant Tesco saw its share price fall this-morning (4 December) after booking like-for-like sales declines in all its regions.








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