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Retail-led Strategy by Burberry to Target High Net Worth Individuals in Asia Pacific


During a dark period for retail – when people have become accustomed to hearing about the struggle of many high end brands unable to win market share from more cautious luxury customers – the news of Burberry’s continuing success leaves some wondering how the company is delivering such a strong performance, with a revenue increase of 35%, 105 new stores added and a productivity boost of 11%. “While the luxury industry faces global challenges in the year ahead, we remain confident in our team’s ability to outperform, underpinned by the… Read more

Sustainable Fashion: A Growing Trend


Sustainable fashion, also known as eco fashion, is part of the larger growing trend of creating more sustainable, environmentally friendly and ethical products. Whilst there is a lack of consensus over definitions, the environmental sourcing and manufacture of materials, reduction of carbon footprint, and safety of consumers and laborers, remain important. Christian Kemp-Griffin, chief mission officer at Edun, an eco-fashion brand that focuses on fair trade for its producers in Africa, says, “Ethical companies make thoughtful decisions and sell product thinking about the people who make the clothes – wages,… Read more

John Lewis Partnership Case Study: UK Retail Chain is Owned by its Employees


John Lewis Partnership is one of the UK’s most well-known and successful retail chains. Whereas most retailers of its scale are owned by shareholders, John Lewis Partnership is owned by its employees. John Lewis Partnership is owned by its employees via a trust. Financials for the past ten years show JLP performing strongly, even in difficult market conditions. This is reflected in the structures in place for workplace democracy, and in the annual profit-share bonus given to all employees. Company strategy focuses on long-term planning, brand strength, and employee partnership…. Read more

Strong Growth Experienced By Asia-Pacific in the Textile Mills Market

Despite continuing financial and economic uncertainty impacting the global economy, the textile mills market has experienced strong growth in 2011. This is largely due to the performance of the Asia-Pacific market. The strong growth experienced by the Asia-Pacific region during 2007-2011 has not been seen in Europe and the United States, where market values have continued to fluctuate. Industry figures The global textile mills market grew by 6.3% in 2011, to reach a value of $630.6 billion, representing a compound annual growth rate of 4.4% for the period spanning 2007-2011…. Read more