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Retail tycoon Sir Philip Green is in talks with the government to train the next generation of pattern cutters and machinists by launching a fashion manufacturing academy.
Green in talks to launch manufacturing academySubscription
Retail tycoon Sir Philip Green is in talks with the government to train the next generation of pattern cutters and machinists, by launching a fashion manufacturing academy, Drapers has learned.
Jaeger pulled from market after 'too low' offersSubscription
Jaeger owner Harold Tillman has pulled premium chain Jaeger from the market after it failed to attract bids north of £100m, according to reports.
Brand house Douglas & Grahame has been hit by delivery delays after political unrest in the Middle East slowed production and freight out of the region.
Non-food inflation slows to 1.5% in MarchSubscription
Non-food inflation slowed marginally to 1.5% in March from 1.6% in February, according to figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).
Sarah Coggles hires finance and marketing directors Subscription
York-based superindie Sarah Coggles has hired two new heavyweight directors and opened the doors on its London office.
LVMH says impact of Japanese quake 'limited'Subscription
LVMH, the French luxury goods group behind brands including Louis Vuitton, Celine, Dior and Marc Jacobs, has said the earthquake and tsunami in Japan will have only a “limited” impact on its business there, and has vowed to continue investing in the territory.
The UK’s stringent employment laws are holding back manufacturing and businesses, handbag designer Anya Hindmarch has claimed.
Moss Bros narrows pre-tax lossesSubscription
Menswear group Moss Bros narrowed its pre-tax losses from £3.9m to £2.7m in the year to January 29, as like-for-likes moved into positive territory.
Tommy Hilfiger helps PVH beat expectationsSubscription
Philips-Van Heusen Corporation (PVH) nearly doubled revenues and beat earnings expectations in the fourth quarter to January 30, following its $3bn (£1.87bn) purchase of Tommy Hilfiger last May.