Blog: High hopes as new M&S clothing ranges hit stores

Petah Marian | 24 July 2013

Tomorrow (25 July) is set to be a big day for Marks and Spencer as its eagerly- anticipated clothing collection begins to hit stores.

Much is riding on the new range, the first under the new general merchandise management team, which is working to turnaround the category after eight quarters of decline.

While shareholders have high hopes for the line, company management is keen to play down expectations that this one collection will turn around its fortunes in women's wear.

Speaking to journalists alongside the collection's launch in May, general merchandise manager John Dixon said the clothing business can be described as either a juggernaut or an oil tanker, and that improvement will come incrementally rather than all at once.

The collection will start to hit stores tomorrow, with a full launch and advertising push in September.


BLOG

US retailers stock up amid tariff threat

Apparel imports into the US took a tumble in March, with double-digit declines from three of the top ten supplier countries. While the results reflect Lunar New Year factory shutdowns in Asia, China –...

BLOG

Uncertain times should spur innovation

The uncertainty of potential tariffs affecting the clothing and textile sector – and a Trump administration that appears poised to levy more of them – continue to loom large over the apparel and footw...

BLOG

How Bangladesh has moved from "basket case" to bellwether

The fifth anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Bangladesh dominated coverage on just-style last week....

BLOG

Bangladesh safety gaps still remain

As the apparel industry prepares to mark the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory building tragedy, a new report estimates it could cost US$1.2bn to complete remediation across Bangladesh's rea...

just-style homepage



Forgot your password?