Clothing prices rise 3% in November in UK market

2017/12 15 03:12

As post-Brexit referendum currency adjustment continues, prices of clothing items increased by 3 per cent in November 2017, compared to 0.9 per cent last year, according to the Consumer Price Inflation figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), recognised as UK’s national statistical institute. Overall inflation too edged up 3.1 per cent. The […]

BRC welcomes ‘breakthrough’ on Brexit talks

2017/12 15 03:12

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has welcomed the recent ‘breakthrough’ in a joint report from Brexit negotiators from the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) under which the rights of EU citizens in the UK will be protected and vice versa. A deal has been struck by both sides to bring the first […]

Coats acquires yarn manufacturer Patrick Yarn Mill

2017/12 12 15:12

Coats, the world’s leading industrial thread manufacturer, has announced that it has acquired Patrick Yarn Mill, a manufacturer of high-performance engineered yarns based in North Carolina, US. Patrick Yarn Mill specialises in cut-resistant and flame retardant yarns. Headquartered in UK, Coats is a major player in the Americas textile crafts market. Patrick Yarn Mill also […]

John Lewis Partnership appoints Andrew Murphy as CIO

2017/12 12 15:12

Courtesy: John Lewis John Lewis Partnership has appointed Andrew Murphy as the new chief information officer (CIO) of the company. Currently positioned as the group partnership director of John Lewis Partnership, Andrew Murphy will take up his role on February 1, 2018. He will replace Paul Coby who is expected to leave the firm after […]

Fashion brands top ‘Fastest climbing consumer brands 2017’

2017/12 11 05:12

Courtesy: PrettyLittleThing Fashion brands PrettyLittleThing, Gucci and Louis Vuitton have topped the list of fastest climbing consumer brands 2017, according to Aaaron Wallis. While PrettyLittleThing has been ranked first with 58.6 per cent search interest, Gucci and Louis Vuitton have been ranked second and third with search interest of 61.7 and 82.8 per cent respectively. […]

Zimmer Austria shows digital printing system at SGIA forum

2017/12 11 05:12

Zimmer Austria, a leading machine manufacturer for digital printing, coating, steaming, drying, and functionalisation, and a broad range of sample, lab and washing machines, presented the Colaris digital printing system for VAT and pigment inks at the AATCC/SGIA digital textile printing conference in Durham, NC, which was held on November 28, 2017. Speakers Thomas Kloebl […]

UK GDP growth to stay steady but subdued: CBI

2017/12 11 05:12

The gross domestic product (GDP) in the United Kingdom (UK) will grow at a rate of 1.5 per cent in 2017 and 2018 and 1.3 per cent in 2019, with the tepid 2017 growth continuing next year, projects the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), UK's top business organisation providing a voice for firms at a […]

Fashion company Joy deploys Futura retail & EPOS systems

2017/12 11 05:12

Courtesy: Futura retail Lifestyle and fashion firm, Joy, which operates online and via 20 outlets across the UK, has deployed retail management and EPOS systems from Futura Retail Solutions, to drive better business resilience and head-office decision-making. Futura supplies retailers with affordable POS, merchandising, stock control, and CRM system, to improve customer experience. With system […]

JD Sports to install EAS tag in all stores in Europe

2017/12 11 05:12

Courtesy: Agon System Sports retailer JD Sports has decided to install electronic article surveillance (EAS) tag ‘The Concept Tag’ in over 200 stores in Europe after EAS led to reduction of tagged garment theft by up to 75 per cent in stores in the UK, France and the Netherlands. JD Sports had partnered with Agon […]

Donatella Versace to get Fashion Icon Award

2017/12 04 15:12

Courtesy: Fashion Awards The British Fashion Council has chosen Donatella Versace for the Fashion Icon Award, which will be given at the Fashion Awards 2017 on December 4 in London. The award celebrates the creativity, innovation, glamour and power of Versace and recognises the fashion legacy of Gianni Versace and the role Donatella Versace played […]

Major growth of MEA kids apparel market in 2017-21: report

2017/12 04 15:12

The children's apparel market in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region is expected to witness a significant growth in the next four years. Rising demand for organic apparel for children, growing adoption of omni-channel retailing and customization of children's apparel are the trends that will drive the growth if this market, according to a […]

Fashion brands top ‘Fastest climbing consumer brands 2017’

2017/12 04 15:12

Fashion brands PrettyLittleThing, Gucci and Louis Vuitton, have topped the list of fastest climbing consumer brands 2017, created by Aaaron Wallis. While PrettyLittleThing has been ranked first with 58.6 per cent search interest, Gucci and Louis Vuitton have been ranked second and third with search interest of 61.7 and 82.8 per cent respectively. According to […]