Bonmarché has warned it could swing to a full-year loss as "extremely poor" Black Friday sales and the uncertainty surrounding Brexit makes for current trading conditions that CEO Helen Connolly said are unprecedented in the retailer's experience and "significantly worse" than during the recession of 2008/9.
US sportswear brand Under Armour has updated its outlook for the full year of 2018 with narrower losses predicted. However, an announcement that it is expecting slow revenue growth in North Amerca in the years to 2023 sent shares in the company tumbling.
A research project is underway in Germany to develop a software solution to improve size and fit predictions in online shopping - and reduce the amount of clothing that is unnecessarily returned and recycled.
German outdoor clothing company Vaude has been honoured for its sustainable business management in a move CEO Antje von Dewitz says serves to encourage other companies to join efforts in the face of major global challenges.
Spanish clothing giant Inditex has maintained its sales and margin guidance for the full year amid increases in both earnings and revenues in the first nine months as the group continues to roll out its global, fully integrated store and online platform.
Superdry Plc. has pointed to "unseasonably warm weather" and a "lack of innovation in some core categories" for a failure to deliver on profits during the first half of 2019 but has promised it is addressing the issues, with its structure and supply chain set to undergo scrutiny in the coming months.
The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety released its fifth and final annual report on factory safety improvements during its tenure - claiming a 93% remediation rate across factories affiliated with the programme and close to 1.6m workers trained to protect themselves in case of a fire emergency.