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Financial market 'corrections' – should you worry?

The last 24 hours have seen a wave of sell-offs on global stock markets. Is there cause for concern? Yes, but there is also a need for some...

Retailers should shift focus to experiences

There is no doubt the retail industry is undergoing rapid transformation as technology continues to reshape how retailers meet their custome...

Outlook 2018 – What next for apparel sourcing?

How is the sourcing landscape likely to shift in 2018, and what strategies can help apparel firms and their suppliers to stay ahead? The day...

Outlook 2018 – Industry challenges & opportunities

2018 is set to be a year in which disruptive trends that have been on the horizon start to become the norm for the apparel industry and its...

Latest Interviews

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

Arcadia dismisses sale reports - Update 19 Feb 18

Michelle Russell

Retail giant Arcadia Group has dismissed reports owner Sir Philip Green is considering selling all or part of the Arcadia empire in a move that could have seen the retail tycoon quit the UK high street.


US Q4 in brief – VF Corp, Columbia Sportswear, Skechers 19 Feb 18

just-style

In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden booked an 8.3% rise in net sales compared to the year-ago period, while Levi Strauss & Co enjoyed a double-digit hike in both net income and net revenue during the fourth quarter.


Top stories this week on just-style... 16 Feb 18

Michelle Russell

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at where the world's key sources of denim fabrics are, H&M's move to shelve its digitalisation reinvestment plans, and C&A Foundation's decision to put its philanthropic work in Myanmar on hold in the wake of what it called evidence of ongoing persecution and human rights violations by the country's military against the Rohingya people.


H&M renews online focus amid store sales slump 15 Feb 18

Michelle Russell

Swedish fast fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) saw its shares drop by nearly 6% yesterday (14 February) after revealing it expects comparable store sales to continue to slide this year, with a prediction of a 2019 rebound failing to reassure investors.


January US retail sales continue strong after holidays 15 Feb 18

Beth Wright

A rise in sales at US clothing retailers along with an improving economy kept January retail sales nearly as good as the holiday season’s strong showing – dropping only 0.26% seasonally adjusted from December – and fuelled a healthy 5.4% increase year-over-year, new figures show.


North America main source of Under Armour's woes 14 Feb 18

Beth Wright

Although Under Armour's fourth-quarter is an improvement on its last, one analyst says the US sportswear brand is still showing signs of a company in difficulty, particularly in North America - the main source of the firm's woes.

Latest blogs

China still dominates apparel sourcing 12 Feb 18

Leonie Barrie

The latest full-year data on US apparel import trends for 2017 suggests China will remain the dominant sourcing region for some time to come.


Retail's rapid transformation requires "platform thinking" 29 Jan 18

Leonie Barrie

There’s no doubt the retail industry is undergoing rapid transformation as technology continues to reshape how retailers think about their supply chains and meeting their customers’ needs. But to position themselves for future growth, they must adopt "platform thinking" and offer a radically diverse sets of experiences.

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