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just-style.com | 13 Mar 2006

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.


just-style.com | 22 Sep 2004

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.


just-style.com | 12 May 2004

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.


just-style.com | 19 Oct 2001

The Philippines is one of the world's top 20 apparel exporters. But without the advantages of low labour, quota-free access to the US and EU, or even an indigenous raw textile industry, its manufacturers are instead focusing on value added relationships with customers. Niki Tait paid a visit to PROfil, an initiative that aims to project the Philippines as a one-stop sourcing centre, to find out about the country's apparel export industry.

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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.


Michelle Russell | 9 Sep 2016

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.


Katie Smith | 13 Aug 2014

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.


Katie Smith | 17 Jul 2014

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.


Michelle Russell | 14 Jul 2014

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).


Richard Woodard | 24 Jun 2014

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.


Michelle Russell | 17 Jan 2014

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


Katie Smith | 20 Nov 2013

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.


Katie Smith | 18 Jul 2012

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


just-style.com | 21 Feb 2011

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.


just-style.com | 20 Jan 2011

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


just-style.com | 4 Aug 2010

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.


just-style.com | 4 Aug 2010

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.


just-style.com | 18 Feb 2010

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


just-style.com | 19 Feb 2009

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.


just-style.com | 21 Feb 2008

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.


just-style.com | 21 Feb 2008

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.


just-style.com | 13 Mar 2006

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).


just-style.com | 31 Oct 2005

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.


just-style.com | 22 Sep 2005

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.


just-style.com | 13 Sep 2005

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.


just-style.com | 23 May 2005

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.


just-style.com | 12 May 2005

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


just-style.com | 11 Oct 2004

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.


just-style.com | 14 Jul 2004

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.


just-style.com | 8 Dec 2003

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.

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