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Clothing firms progress on preventing plastic pollution

30 October 2019 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more


Clothing brands commit to 100% sustainable cotton by 2025

25 May 2017 | Michelle Russell

Asos, Kering, Levi Strauss & Co and Nike are among 13 clothing and textile brands who have committed to using 100% sustainable cotton by 2025.... read more


Apparel majors among top sustainability performers

9 September 2016 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more


AUSTRALIA: David Jones CEO Zahra steps down

13 August 2014 | Katie Smith

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.... read more


AUSTRALIA: David Jones takeover gains final approval

17 July 2014 | Katie Smith

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. ... read more


AUSTRALIA: David Jones shareholders agree to Woolworths takeover

14 July 2014 | Michelle Russell

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).... read more


AUSTRALIA: Woolworths in AUD213m Country Road offer

24 June 2014 | Richard Woodard

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.... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Woolworths Holdings clothing sales climb

17 January 2014 | Michelle Russell

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


SOUTH AFRICA: Woolworths Holdings clothing sales grow 11%

20 November 2013 | Katie Smith

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.... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Woolworths clothing sales boost results

18 July 2012 | Katie Smith

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


SOUTH AFRICA: Woolworths buoyed by strong clothing sales

21 February 2011 | just-style.com

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.... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Rose appointed to Woolworths board

20 January 2011 | just-style.com

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


SOUTH AFRICA: Axe hangs over 800 jobs at Seardel unit

4 August 2010 | just-style.com

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.... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Woolworths books rise in H1 profits

18 February 2010 | just-style.com

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


SOUTH AFRICA: Country Road helps Woolworths to H1 profit hike

19 February 2009 | just-style.com

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.... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Woolworths’ H1 earnings fall 12.3%

21 February 2008 | just-style.com

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.... read more


Myer store sale unlocks global opportunities

13 March 2006 | just-style.com

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.... read more


AUSTRALIA: Myer chain sold for AUD1.4bn

13 March 2006 | just-style.com

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).... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Woolworths Invests US$750,000 In Supply Chain

31 October 2005 | just-style.com

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.... read more


UK: Woolworths Losses Widen Amid Tough Trading

22 September 2005 | just-style.com

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.... read more


UK: M&S Children's Wear Continues To Lose Favour - Report

13 September 2005 | just-style.com

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.... read more


UK: Clothing Takes The Spoils In Non-Food Grocery Sales

23 May 2005 | just-style.com

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.... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Union Protests At Retailers' Cheap Imports

12 May 2005 | just-style.com

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


UK: M&S Children's Wear Thrashed By Next, Asda & Tesco

11 October 2004 | just-style.com

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.... read more


Kids’ clothing goes to the top of the class

22 September 2004 | just-style.com

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.... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Woolworths Full-Year Sales Up 15.3%

14 July 2004 | just-style.com

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.... read more


India: facing up to 2005

12 May 2004 | just-style.com

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.... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Retailers Sign 'Buy Local' Agreement

8 December 2003 | just-style.com

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.... read more


UK: Asda Tops Schoolwear Sales League

24 September 2003 | just-style.com

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.... read more


AUSTRALIA: Miller's Retail Posts Profit Slip, Sales Up 9%

27 August 2003 | just-style.com

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.... read more


INDIA: Kitex Garments In $100m Expansion Drive

7 August 2003 | just-style.com

Clothing manufacturer Kitex Garments Ltd on Thursday revealed plans to triple its production capacity over the next two years through a $100 million expansion plan.... read more


UK: Woolworths Unveils First Menswear Line

23 July 2003 | just-style.com

Discount high street chain Woolworths will launch its first menswear collection in the UK on Friday as it looks to cash in on the growing trend for value-priced fashions.... read more


AUSTRALIA: Woolworths To Open A$90m Distribution Centre

22 July 2003 | just-style.com

Australian retail chain Woolworths Ltd on Tuesday unveiled plans to build a new A$90 million regional distribution centre in Victoria.... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Woolworths Extends Merchandise Planning

28 February 2003 | just-style.com

South African retailer Woolworths is to expand its use of the i2 Retail supply chain management solution as part of its strategy to improve both efficiency of operations and customer service.... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Woolworths, Truworths Enjoy Strong H1 Sales

8 January 2003 | just-style.com

South African clothing chains Woolworths and Truworths on Tuesday both reported sharp rises in their six month sales results. Woolworths reported a 20 per cent year-on-year jump and Truworths a 23.3 per cent increase in sales from the year-ago period.... read more


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