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Top 10 apparel brands combined worth US$111.3bn Beth Wright | 1 Jun 18

The world’s top ten apparel brands have grown in value by 5% year-on-year and are now worth US$111.3bn, according to the 2018 Brandz Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand rankings.


Unpaid Turkey garment workers accept partial payment Michelle Russell | 12 Apr 18

Garment workers in Turkey campaigning for the settlement of severance pay from a factory supplying to brands including Zara, Mango and Next, have accepted partial payment.


Online boosts Inditex FY, but sales growth slows Beth Wright | 14 Mar 18

Profit at Spanish clothing giant Inditex, operator of the Zara fast fashion chain and the world's second-largest clothing retailer, rose 7% last year, thanks to growth across all regions and a double-digit jump in online sales.


Primark taps ex-Zara product chief to lead womenswear Beth Wright | 3 Jan 18

Value clothing retailer Primark has confirmed to just-style former Zara product boss, Paula Dumont López,is to join the company as head of its womenswear division.


Inditex expansion boosts profit and sales Beth Wright | 13 Dec 17

Spanish clothing giant Inditex booked increases in both earnings and revenues in the first nine months of the year as the group continues to roll out its global, fully integrated store and online platform.


Inditex H1 profit and sales jump, but margin falls Beth Wright | 20 Sep 17

Spanish clothing giant Inditex booked increases in both earnings and revenues in the first half of the year but gross margin was hurt by the strong appreciation of the euro versus most major currencies.


Solid, sustainable growth "key" to Inditex future Beth Wright | 19 Jul 17

Inditex has hailed the strengthening of the group's commitment to sustainability along the value chain in 2016, with chairman and CEO Pablo Isla highlighting "solid, sustainable, and integrated growth" as key to the future of Inditex.


Solid business performance boosts Inditex Q1 Beth Wright | 14 Jun 17

Spanish clothing giant Inditex booked double-digit increases in both earnings and revenues in its first-quarter, underpinned by a solid business performance and global growth in both its online and store network. 


H&M, Inditex and Nike ranked supply chain leaders Leonie Barrie | 30 May 17

Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, Zara brand owner Inditex and sportswear giant Nike are not only among the world's leading brands, they also have some of the best supply chains too, according to a new review.


Dior, Nike and Inditex world's largest apparel companies Beth Wright | 26 May 17

Parisian fashion house Christian Dior, US sporting goods behemoth Nike, and Spanish clothing giant Inditex have all topped Forbes' 2017 The World's Biggest Public Companies ranking.


Nike is world’s most valuable apparel brand Beth Wright | 15 Mar 17

US sporting goods giant Nike has retained its position as the world’s most valuable apparel brand after a 13% rise in brand value to US$32bn, new figures show.


Inditex earnings and sales jump in 2016 Michelle Russell | 15 Mar 17

Spanish clothing giant Inditex saw both earnings and sales increase in its last fiscal thanks to growth across all geographic regions and an expansion of its online platform.


Inditex expansion boosts earnings and sales Michelle Russell | 14 Dec 16

Spanish fashion giant Inditex has booked higher earnings and sales in the first nine months of its fiscal year thanks to global growth in both its online and store network. 


2016 – A year in review – Retail winners and losers Lee Adendorff | 13 Dec 16

A local-for-local manufacturing vision, expansion in Asia, robotic warehousing and automated delivery systems helped lift some retailers during 2016, but concerns over conditions and working practices, store closures and bankruptcies weighed on others.


Zara moves into New Zealand with first store Beth Wright | 7 Nov 16

Fast fashion brand Zara has opened its first store in New Zealand, as part of ongoing plans by parent company Inditex to increase its presence in the south hemisphere.


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. 


Zara launches eco-friendly Join Life collection Michelle Russell | 21 Sep 16

Fashion brand Zara has developed a new sustainable collection, Join Life, as part of a commitment by parent company Inditex to strengthen its sustainability commitments.


Zara USA faces US$5m deceptive pricing lawsuit Beth Wright | 24 Aug 16

Fast fashion retailer Zara USA has been hit with a US$5m lawsuit that claims the chain has been allegedly duping US consumers with misleading price tags.


Lazy stores lead to limp profits – Comment Emma Birnbaum | 2 Aug 16

Brick-and-mortar retailers are losing massive quantities of sales by dismally failing to provide an engaging shopping environment, writes Emma Birnbaum. Instead, they should be providing a seamless eexperience by creating a personalised and painless purchasing process, and providing as much product and user information as possible.


Inditex domestic market set to see strongest growth Michelle Russell | 1 Aug 16

Spanish retail giant Inditex is set to see the largest growth from its domestic market by 2020, analysts believe, thanks to its mixture of fast fashion and premium brands.


Why fast fashion isn't a case of one size fits all Guest author | 22 Jul 16

The fast fashion model, in all its guises, is ensuring some retailers thrive in spite of challenging market conditions. Here, Bob McKee, industry strategy director, Infor Fashion, takes a closer look at some of the secrets of its success.


Inditex and Lenzing close the loop on textile waste Michelle Russell | 20 Jul 16

Inditex has signed an exclusive agreement with cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing to manufacture premium raw materials from textile waste as part of the Spanish fashion giant's commitment to the circular economy.


Inditex publishes wet processing supplier list Michelle Russell | 13 Jul 16

Inditex, owner of the Zara fashion brand, has published a list of its global direct and indirect wet processing suppliers, after being commended by Greenpeace for its "exemplary" approach to transparency.


Nike, Victoria's Secret, Esprit lag in detox efforts Beth Wright | 6 Jul 16

Inditex, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) and Benetton have been praised by environmental activist group Greenpeace for being on track to clean up their chains, while Victoria's Secret, Esprit and sports brands Nike and LiNing are lagging behind the field.


Inditex reveals "standout" Q1 performance Michelle Russell | 15 Jun 16

Inditex, owner of the Zara fashion brand, revealed a strong performance in its first-quarter thanks to its geographic expansion and sales growth across all regions. 


H&M, Inditex and Nike rated supply chain leaders Leonie Barrie | 25 May 16

Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, Zara brand owner Inditex and sportswear giant Nike are not only among the world’s leading brands, they also have some of the best supply chains too, according to a new review.


Analysts upbeat on Inditex after FY profit growth Katie Smith | 9 Mar 16

Analysts remain upbeat that Inditex, owner of the Zara, Pull & Bear, and Massimo Dutti brands, can deliver double-digit earnings growth in the medium term, after annual sales and profit increased 15%.


Inditex posts 20% hike in 9-month profit Katie Smith | 10 Dec 15

Inditex, owner of the Zara fashion brand, has booked strong double-digit net profit and sales increases for the first nine months of the year, thanks to what one analyst has described as "the strongest business model in apparel."


Common themes unite Inditex and H&M supply chains Leonie Barrie | 8 Oct 15

As the world’s two largest fast fashion retailers, it’s no surprise that Inditex and H&M continue to outperform their peers with their market-leading supply chains - or that common themes unite all the top European supply chain companies.


Athletic players "well positioned" amid disruption Katie Smith | 25 Sep 15

Deflationary pressures, the rise of Amazon and the expansion of off-price and fast fashion chains all have the potential to disrupt traditional US apparel retailers - but it is the athletic players that are “well positioned” to come out on top, analysts suggest.

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