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Global Apparel Markets
Issue 13:
1st Quarter 2011

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Talking strategy: Dian Gomes of MAS talks about Sri Lanka's future as a "green" and high end apparel manufacturing base (7 pages)
The UK apparel market: profiles of ten leading apparel retailers (46 pages)
Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 1st quarter 2011 (11 pages)
Trade and trade policy: the US clothing import market, 1st quarter 2011 (22 pages)
Global apparel markets: business update, 1st quarter 2011 (28 pages)

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The UK apparel market: profiles of ten leading apparel retailers
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The UK apparel retailing sector is dominated by big players and price competition is intense. In recent years, value apparel retailers have been gaining a larger share of this market as consumers have been trading down in response to tough economic conditions and government spending cuts. Also, Internet retailing has been growing rapidly and has gained a strong foothold in the market. This report provides vital data and analysis of the key issues and developments in the UK apparel retailing sector and market trends by retail segment. Also, it identifies the key challenges facing the sector in the light of an ageing population and changing consumer buying patterns. It provides an analysis of the sector's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT), and features profiles of ten major players, namely Arcadia Group, Debenhams, French Connection, Marks & Spencer (M&S), Matalan, Mothercare, New Look, Next, Primark and River Island.

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The UK apparel market: profiles of ten leading apparel retailers
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Key issues and developments in the UK apparel retailing sector
  • Key challenges facing the UK apparel retailing sector
  • Trends in the UK apparel market by sector
  • Apparel retailing in the UK: strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT)
  • Arcadia Group
  • Debenhams
  • French Connection
  • Marks & Spencer (M&S)
  • Matalan
  • Mothercare
  • New Look
  • Next
  • Primark
  • River Island

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Four times a year, Global Apparel Markets provides essential and up-to-date analysis and insight into the global apparel industry.

Reports contain updates on developments in the apparel sector, trade and trade policy, research-based information on individual market sectors, business news and expert opinions on strategy to keep retailers, manufacturers and investors informed of the facts and figures which will affect their businesses.

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