Here is a roundup of the top five most-read articles on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.

US: Gap dismisses design chief Patrick Robinson
Specialty retailer Gap Inc has parted ways with its design chief Patrick Robinson as it tries to dig its business out of a long-time rut of falling sales and clothes that continue to miss the mark.

just-style management briefing: More software trends to watch
After weathering the storm of recession, today's apparel companies now face a significantly more challenging and competitive market. Technologies they would be wise to watch in the year ahead include lead time optimisation, business intelligence, cloud computing and 3D tools.

GERMANY: Adidas opens new China office
German sporting goods firm Adidas Group has opened a new western China regional office, in Chengdu, as it looks to grow business in the region. 

SPAIN: Inditex responds to China quality test issue
Spanish retail firm Inditex Group has responded to the findings of quality tests carried out by China's Beijing Consumer Association (BCA) last month.

FRANCE: PPR to acquire Volcom for $607.5m
French fashion group PPR has agreed to acquire US active apparel brand Volcom in a deal worth US$607.5m.