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M&S clothing woes continue to weigh on profits

Shares in Marks & Spencer Group (M&S) remained up by more than 3.5% today (6 November) as the retailer said it is "making up for lost time"...

Has Asos taken on too much? What the analysts say

UK online fashion retailer Asos has blamed warehouse issues in the US and EU, along with restructuring costs and slowing international sales...

Boohoo bucks trend of UK retail lull

Online retailer Boohoo has posted a 43% jump in first-half sales to GBP564.9m (US$702.1m) at a time when many UK retailers are battling slow...

Urban Outfitters works to mitigate China tariffs

US clothing retailer Urban Outfitters has said that rather than resorting to price hikes, its focus will be on sourcing from other countries...

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Omega Compliance committed to supply chain integrity 14 Jun 2016

Michelle Russell

Increasing requirements by apparel brands and retailers for specialist quality assurance, compliance and supply chain security services are fuelling the strong double-digit growth of Omega Compliance, a standalone subsidiary of sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the company tells just-style why its momentum on responsible sourcing shows no sign of slowing down.

Interview: Kurt Cavano on “the Uberfication of everything” 26 Aug 2015

Leonie Barrie

Easy access to cheap capital, infinite computing power, and “the Uberfication of everything” are converging to create a perfect storm of disruption that's already starting to shake up the apparel retail industry, according to Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of cloud-based supply chain platform GT Nexus.

Latest News

US Q3 in brief – J.Jill Inc, Dollar General, Express 6 Dec 19


In the latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Express has reported a net loss of US$3.1m, while J.Crew Group has announced an agreement on the terms of a transaction that will enable it to separate its J.Crew and Madewell brands into two independent companies and pursue a proposed IPO of Madewell. Elsewhere, PVH Corp and Ross Stores have upped their full-year guidance on a better than expected third-quarter, while Gap Inc interim CEO Robert Fisher said the company is not pleased with its third-quarter results. 

Top stories this week on just-style... 6 Dec 19

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style see the Chinese government increase efforts to boost investment in the textile industries of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) countries, a new five-year plan from Guess that includes moving production out of China to mitigate China tariffs, and J.Crew has agreed terms for the spinoff and initial public offering (IPO) of its Madewell brand. 

Joules H1 sales fail to sparkle 5 Dec 19

Hannah Abdulla

Sales at British lifestyle brand Joules have left industry watchers unsatisfied, edging up 1.3% during the first half of the year to GBP111.6m (US$146.5m) on the back of what the company says was a "disciplined approach to promotional activity."

Guess five-year plan sees changes to China sourcing 4 Dec 19

Leonie Barrie & Beth Wright

US fashion retailer Guess Inc has set out a strategic five-year plan designed to grow the business and boost profitability as it eyes an additional US$250m in sales by fiscal 2025 – with operating margin gains helped by vendor consolidation and a move away from China sourcing.

More store closures planned as Quiz H1 profits dive 4 Dec 19

Hannah Abdulla

First-half profits at UK fast-fashion retailer Quiz have taken a dive, prompting the company to announce it is planning to shut more stores.

J.Crew reaches agreement on Madewell spin-off 3 Dec 19

Beth Wright

J.Crew Group has agreed terms for the spinoff and initial public offering (IPO) of its Madewell brand but more than tripled its net loss in the third quarter.

Latest blogs

Slowing economic growth weighs on 2020 sentiment 3 Dec 19

Leonie Barrie

As we move into the final month of the year, it’s not surprising that anxiety and concern appears to be the prevailing mood across the fashion sector for 2020. A new report offers the ten trends set to shape the industry during the course of the year.

Sustainability is fast fashion’s Achilles heel 26 Nov 19

Hannah Abdulla

Two aspects of sustainability – environmental impact and worker well-being – are often buried under greenwashed marketing and feel-good statistics; the seeds of where fast fashion's demise have taken root.

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