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Clothing firms progress on preventing plastic pollution Michelle Russell | 30 Oct 19

A progress report on global efforts to prevent plastic pollution has praised clothing retailers Ganni, Marks & Spencer and Woolworths Holdings for their efforts so far to reduce plastic packaging.

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.

Apparel majors among top sustainability performers Michelle Russell | 9 Sep 16

Major apparel groups including Adidas, Gap Inc, Inditex, Gildan and Asics have been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), putting the companies among the best-in-class sustainability performers globally.

AUSTRALIA: David Jones CEO Zahra steps down Katie Smith | 13 Aug 14

David Jones CEO Paul Zahra has stepped down less than a month after South African retail group Woolworths Holdings was given the go-ahead to acquire the Australian department store operator.

AUSTRALIA: David Jones takeover gains final approval Katie Smith | 17 Jul 14

The takeover of department store operator David Jones by South African retail group Woolworths Holdings has been given the go-ahead by the Federal Court of Australia.

AUSTRALIA: David Jones shareholders agree to Woolworths takeover Michelle Russell | 14 Jul 14

Shareholders in Australian department store retailer David Jones have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a takeover from Woolworths Holdings in a deal worth AUD2.2bn (US$2.1bn).

AUSTRALIA: Woolworths in AUD213m Country Road offer Richard Woodard | 24 Jun 14

Woolworths Holdings has offered AUD213m to buy up the remaining shares in retailer Country Road in a move designed to expedite its AUD2.15bn acquisition of department store business David Jones.

SOUTH AFRICA: Woolworths Holdings clothing sales climb Michelle Russell | 17 Jan 14

South African retail group Woolworths Holdings has booked an increase in domestic clothing sales in the first 26 weeks of its 2014 fiscal year.

SOUTH AFRICA: Woolworths Holdings clothing sales grow 11% Katie Smith | 20 Nov 13

South African retail group Woolworths Holdings has seen its clothing sales in the region grow 11% during the first 20 weeks of the 2014 financial year.

SOUTH AFRICA: Woolworths clothing sales boost results Katie Smith | 18 Jul 12

South African retail group Woolworths Holdings is forecasting up to a 30% increase in its annual earnings clothing sales jumped 12.6%.

SOUTH AFRICA: Woolworths buoyed by strong clothing sales just-style.com | 21 Feb 11

South African retailer Woolworths Holdings has posted a double-digit profit increase during the first half of the year, thanks to turnover growth and better margins.

SOUTH AFRICA: Rose appointed to Woolworths board just-style.com | 20 Jan 11

South African retail group Woolworths Holdings has appointed former Marks & Spencer chief executive and chairman Sir Stuart Rose as a non-executive director.

SOUTH AFRICA: Axe hangs over 800 jobs at Seardel unit just-style.com | 4 Aug 10

More than 800 jobs are under threat after South Africa's largest clothing and textile maker, Seardel Investment Corporation Limited, said it was planning to shut down its Intimate Apparel division.

SOUTH AFRICA: Woolworths books rise in H1 profits just-style.com | 18 Feb 10

Woolworths Holdings booked a rise in first-half profits today (18 February) but sounded a cautious note on the South African and Australian markets.

SOUTH AFRICA: Country Road helps Woolworths to H1 profit hike just-style.com | 19 Feb 09

South African food and clothing retailer Woolworths Holdings has posted an 18.1% increase in first-half pre-tax profit but warned trading would be difficult for the rest of its financial year.

SOUTH AFRICA: Woolworths’ H1 earnings fall 12.3% just-style.com | 21 Feb 08

South African clothing and food retailer Woolworths Holdings Limited has posted a 12.3% drop in earnings per share for the first half of its financial year, after growth in retail sales declined steeply in the second quarter.

Myer store sale unlocks global opportunities just-style.com | 13 Mar 06

The sale of Australia’s Myer department store chain to venture capitalists will create a rare opportunity for its new owners to build a clothing retailer with global influence reports David Robertson.

AUSTRALIA: Myer chain sold for AUD1.4bn just-style.com | 13 Mar 06

Australian retailer Coles Myer has sold its Myer department store chain to a consortium including Newbridge Capital and the Myer family for A$1.4bn (US$1.03bn).

SOUTH AFRICA: Woolworths Invests US$750,000 In Supply Chain just-style.com | 31 Oct 05

Woolworths, the Cape Town, South Africa-based retail group, is to roll out Geac’s QuestPLM (product lifecycle management) solution across its entire clothing offering.

UK: Woolworths Losses Widen Amid Tough Trading just-style.com | 22 Sep 05

Toys to clothing to sweets retailer Woolworths yesterday revealed wider underlying losses in its first-half trading, and warned that tough trading conditions continue to take their toll on the business.

UK: M&S Children's Wear Continues To Lose Favour - Report just-style.com | 13 Sep 05

Flagging department store chain Marks & Spencer has slipped even further down the children’s wear market and now lags behind rivals Next, Asda, Tesco and Woolworths, according to a new report by market research firm Verdict.

UK: Clothing Takes The Spoils In Non-Food Grocery Sales just-style.com | 23 May 05

Non-food sales in grocers, which includes clothing and footwear, have increased nearly 60 per cent over the past five years – but this is just the tip of the iceberg according to new research.

SOUTH AFRICA: Union Protests At Retailers' Cheap Imports just-style.com | 12 May 05

South Africa's top labour group is to protest against clothing retailers who buy cheap Asian imports instead of domestically produced clothing.

UK: M&S Children's Wear Thrashed By Next, Asda & Tesco just-style.com | 11 Oct 04

Troubled high-street giant Marks & Spencer has plummeted to fourth place in Britain’s children’s wear market according to a new report published today.

Kids’ clothing goes to the top of the class just-style.com | 22 Sep 04

In 2003 the UK children’s clothing market was worth £6.02 billion – accounting for 18.9 per cent of the UK’s total clothing expenditure. New research suggests sales are set to grow for the next four years, with value and branded items the two areas most likely to see increases.

SOUTH AFRICA: Woolworths Full-Year Sales Up 15.3% just-style.com | 14 Jul 04

Retailer Woolworths Holdings Ltd says sales for the 2004 financial year increased 15.3 per cent, with its clothing and home divisions reporting sales growth of 12 per cent.

India: facing up to 2005 just-style.com | 12 May 04

With just eight months to go before MFA quotas are phased out, the industry in India is buzzing with activity. However, amidst this development, challenges and fears also remain. Devangshu Dutta provides a ring-side view of the opportunities - and problems - facing the industry.

SOUTH AFRICA: Retailers Sign 'Buy Local' Agreement just-style.com | 8 Dec 03

A group of major South African clothing retailers have signed a historic pact to buy locally manufactured products in a bid to save the country's ailing textile industry.

UK: Asda Tops Schoolwear Sales League just-style.com | 24 Sep 03

The Wal-Mart owned Asda supermarket chain is now the UK’s largest school clothing retailer by both value and volume, according to the latest market share data.

AUSTRALIA: Miller's Retail Posts Profit Slip, Sales Up 9% just-style.com | 27 Aug 03

Fashion store operator Miller's Retail Ltd on Wednesday reported a small slip in full year net profit as it was hurt by fierce competition and costs from the merging of two of its chains.



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