South Africa’s Woolworths Takes on Zara and H&M With Australian Bid

Woolworths Brand Witchery | Source: Woolworths

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Woolworths Holdings Ltd. of South Africa is using a $2 billion takeover of Australia’s David Jones Ltd. to challenge fashion retailers Inditex SA, Hennes & Mauritz AB and Fast Retailing Co. in the southern hemisphere.

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Uniqlo CMO Jörgen Andersson on Why Consumer Culture is ‘Generic’

Jörgen Andersson of Uniqlo | Source: Courtesy

Uniqlo’s newly-appointed co-global chief marketing officer Jörgen Andersson shares his insights from over 30 years of experience in fashion retail, including why personal style is not as individual as one might believe.

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Cotton On Seeks Chinese Partner to Challenge Zara, H&M Dominance

Cotton On in Adelaide, Australia | Source: Cotton On

SINGAPORE, Singapore — Cotton On Group, a clothing chain with 1,300 stores globally, said it will invest in China to step up its overseas expansion and challenge the dominance of Fast Retailing Co.’s Uniqlo and Hennes & Mauritz AB.

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Retailers’ Christmas Cheer Tempered by Fragility of Recovery

Regent Street, London | Source: Shutterstock

PARIS, France — Retailers in Europe are predicting their best Christmas since the financial crisis, though optimism is laced with caution in the face of rising e-commerce and early discounting in a fragile economic recovery.

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