The latest edition of Lingerie Insight is now available to read online, featuring the latest business news, industry interviews and trends features.
The February issue kicks off with string of exclusive stories, including the news that UK lingerie retailers are facing an uncertain future following a wave of price hikes from suppliers in the wake of the falling pound.
In a discussion with Lingerie Insight on social media last month, several shop owners voiced their concerns over the impact of increased costs on their margins or sales.
We’re also the first to break the news that VFB Brands Europe will enter the retail market this year with its first own-brand stores opening in the UK and France.
The lingerie and swimwear group will open stores in London, St Tropez and Paris this year, with the aim of growing its business revenue by 50%.
Also in the February edition, Lingerie Insight catches up with the independent retail winners of the 2016 UK Lingerie Awards.
One month on from releasing the winners list, we find out how the Independent Retailers of the Year (North and South) have promoted their wins and how they have benefited from awards glory.
Over the page, we place the spotlight on heritage brand Naturana, which marks its 100th anniversary this year.
UK sales and marketing director Tom Kavanagh explains how the brand will be celebrating its centenary year, and fills us in on positive and important changes to the business in the last 12 months.
The February edition also features our second annual Job Satisfaction Survey, which reveals the level of contentment within the intimate apparel industry, employment expectations for 2017 and areas the sector could improve on in the next 12 months.
With the UK lingerie market continuing to grow year on year, the survey pinpoints key factors that are motivating staff and shaping movement in the job market.
It also reveals what impact lingerie professionals expect Brexit to have on their salary prospects this year.
Alongside this special report, Helen Masters, found of Pudding Retail Training & Consultancy advises on how to keep your employees happy.
Not to be missed this issue is a profile on emerging brand Acai Activewear, which will return to Moda this month after witnessing an overwhelming response to its functional and fashionable activewear collection last season.
We also reveal that Acai will be launching into House of Fraser’s new activewear department next month.
The February issue also focuses on trade shows, with an industry review of The Lingerie Edit, which took place at London’s Savoy Hotel last month, top five AW17 trends and a preview of the brands exhibiting at Moda this month.
Click here to read the February 2017 edition of Lingerie Insight.