Latest Intelligence on Clothing in United Kingdom

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Woolworths: Ladybird to spread its wings

Woolworths plans for standalone and shop-in-shop stores for the Ladybird brand in the UK forms part of the retailer's plans to develop the brand as a global operator. However, it faces tough conditions in the UK market and this strategy is unlikely to build up the retailer's market share significantly.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jul 2006
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Woolworths: back to basics

Woolworths' new CEO, Steve Johnson, has outlined a strategy for turning the ailing retailer's fortunes around by focusing on the customer, store disciplines, product availability and value perceptions, while also simplifying the business. While these initiatives are essential to put the business on a stable footing, they may only prolong Woolworths' survival, rather than ensure its future.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Sep 2008
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Womenswear: UK market enters new cycle

The UK womenswear market is entering a new cycle following the shakeout of weaker operators. The ubiquity of the leading operators on the high street and women's appetite for more aspirational and exclusive product is leading to greater opportunities for new entrants.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Aug 2007
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Women switch to online retailers for larger clothes sizes

Sales of large sizes of women's clothes on the high street dropped 2.8% to 61.6% of total women's clothing sales in the 12 weeks to November 2005 compared to last year, while online and mail-order sales rose 1.2%. As the figures suggest, the high street may be failing to provide everything this demographic seeks.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jan 2006
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Verdict on the credit crunch: clothing

For the clothing & footwear sector, 2008 has already been a difficult year, with high profile retailers such as mkone, Stead & Simpson and Dolcis going into administration. Moreover, with media coverage of the world's economic woes further compounding consumer concerns, the outlook continues to be tough. As a result, retailers in this sector will have to work harder to convince consumers to spend.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Oct 2008
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UK Customer Satisfaction Awards 2013: why the sector winners stand out

John Lewis may have been the leading name in the roll call of winners at last week's Verdict Customer Satisfaction Awards, but the Verdict poll of 5,900 consumers also revealed the winning retailers within individual sectors. Verdict's analysts give their insight into why these retailers stood out to their customers.

Published By Datamonitor
01 May 2013
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Topshop: another major exit at the top

News of another major exit from the management team at Arcadia's flagship brand Topshop has led to much speculation in the press. Having lost two crucial product executives in less than a year, the retailer is in danger of letting its fashion edge diminish.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Aug 2007
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TopShop: an international trendsetter

Rumor has it that Sir Philip Green has been site shopping in New York to launch the TopShop brand into the US market and the store could be opened as early as next spring. This smart but risky venture provides an opportunity for TopShop to establish its trend setting brand globally.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jun 2006
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Topshop's South African expansion highlights potential of market

With growth slowing in more mature markets, Arcadia is set to launch Topshop/Topman franchise stores in Johannesburg and Durban later this year demonstrating the attractiveness of the country and the market entry potential for other UK clothing brands.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Aug 2012
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The White Company: doing all white

The White Company has announced results which show sales holding up well, despite the difficulties facing its core customer. The company's statement demonstrates that through innovation, strong branding and adding value, premium retailers can continue to grow during the recession. As conditions deteriorate further in 2009, it will be crucial for The White Company to maintain this strategy.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Feb 2009

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