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The Flanarant - Wage abuses can’t be eliminated by software and flash PR

27 February 2017 | Mike Flanagan

It is not just alleged Asian sweatshops where there are widespread wage abuses, Mike Flanagan reminds us. But is the British government concentrating too much on headline-grabbing mistakes at high street retailers in its "name and shame" campaign against abuse at home?... read more

UK: Edinburgh Woollen Mill signs Bangladesh Safety Accord

22 November 2013 | Katie Smith

Edinburgh Woollen Mill, owner of the Peacocks and Jane Norman chains, has become the latest apparel retailer to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.... read more

BANGLADESH: Another fatal fire at apparel factory

9 May 2013 | Petah Marian

There has been another fatal fire at a Bangladesh apparel factory, just a fortnight after the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building where the death toll has now risen to more than 900.... read more

Speaking with style: Tim Bettley, Morrisons director of clothing

11 March 2013 | Petah Marian

With the launch of its new Nutmeg line later this month, Morrisons becomes the last of the big four UK supermarket retailers to offer a clothing range. While Morrisons may be starting small, with a focus on children's wear, it is not short on ambition, as Morrisons director of clothing, Tim Bettley, explains.... read more

Top stories on just-style this week...

24 February 2012 | Petah Marian

Top stories on just-style this week included our report on a shooting at an apparel factory in Cambodia, a report on the future of Colombian export, and a strike at the Bangladesh head office of thread and yarn supplier Coats.... read more

Top stories on just-style this week...

27 January 2012 | Petah Marian

Top stories on just-style this week included speculation around Bangladesh's rise as a sourcing hotspot, JC Penney's plans to overhaul its offer and Sun European Partners' plans for UK retailer Bonmarche.... read more

Top stories on just-style this week...

20 January 2012 | Leonie Barrie

Among the most-read stories on just-style this week was a report that Chinese clothing and textile manufacturers have instigated new wage rises, Limited Brands hit back at allegations child labour is used on farms in Burkina Faso that grow Fairtrade organic cotton used in Victoria's Secret garments, and 249 jobs were axed as value clothing retailer Peacocks went into administration.... read more

UK: Retailers urged to take action to end sweatshops

16 September 2011 | Leonie Barrie

Campaigners are using the start of London Fashion Week to step up calls for high street retailers to take more action to end poverty pay for overseas workers.... read more

UK: Peacocks signs US$25.5m logistics deal with Ceva

22 September 2010 | just-style.com

Value fashion retailer Peacocks has signed a EUR19m (US$25.5m) deal with logistics company Ceva to handle its supply chain.... read more

UK: Peacock acquired in £404.4m management buyout

8 December 2005 | just-style.com

Managent buyout vehicle Henson No 1 has acquired value retail operator Peacock Group for £404.4m, a Peacocks spokesman confirmed to just-style.... read more

UK: Peacock Acquired In Management Buyout

31 October 2005 | just-style.com

Value retail operator Peacock Group has agreed to be acquired by a group including company managers for £404.4 million.... read more

UK: Peacock To Take On Fashion Brands, Q2 Sales Up

12 October 2005 | just-style.com

Value retail group Peacock has risen above gloomy high-street conditions again and is on track to become a competitor to fashion chains such as River Island and New Look, according to the company’s chief executive.... read more

UK: Peacock Approached By Potential Buyer

24 August 2005 | just-style.com

Value store retailer Peacock Group Plc has been approached with a potential bid for the company for the second time in less than six months.... read more

UK: Peacock Benefits From Shoppers' Frugality

31 May 2005 | just-style.com

Value apparel company The Peacock Group says it has benefited from consumers leaning towards the budget end of the market, posting a 6.9 per cent rise in full-year profits to £38.5 million. ... read more

UK: Peacocks Reports Sales Growth On Refurbishments

6 April 2005 | just-style.com

UK retailer Peacock Group’s plans to increase its fashion focus and refurbish its stores drove same-store sales by 4.6 per cent in the 13 weeks ended 2 April.... read more