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UNDIZ: new store concept being applied in France

Undiz

HAVING tested it in several new openings in other countries, lingerie chain Undiz is now applying its new store concept to existing stores in France. The concept focuses on the urban scene, with grey as a dominant colour. The layout is more open than in the past, limiting window display to a square “box” at the entrance. The sales area is said ...

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Palmers

Palmers

PALMERS: success of promotion undermines image   A PROMOTION launched in September by Austrian lingerie chain Palmers proved much more successful than expected and caused considerable consumer dissatisfaction as a result. To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the chain offered a free return flight to 18 European cities to all customers spending at least EUR 100 that month. Faced with a ...

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Calzedonia

Calzedonia

CALZEDONIA: first UK store outside London to be opened   AN INCREASINGLY important world player in the distribution of swimwear and hosiery, the Italy-based Calzedonia chain, is to open its fist UK store outside London before the end of 2014. The 176m2 store will be in the Churchill Square shopping centre in Brighton, a seaside resort within easy reach of ...

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Darjeeling

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DARJEELING: lingerie chain adds hosiery to assortment   THE LINGERIE chain operated by the Chantelle concern under the Darjeeling label is to introduce a range of hosiery into its assortment within the coming weeks. The new range includes 15 styles of stockings and tights proposed under four themes: Audace features innovative designs, Dévoilé applies to classic styles, Courbes comprises shaping ...

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Esprit

Esprit

ESPRIT: last full year marks return into the black   RESULTS declared by Esprit for its full year 2013/14 show a return to profit with an EBIT of HKD 361m, equivalent to around EUR 36m. In the preceding full year, the chain had posted a loss of HKD 4.2bn. The leisurewear chain, that also operates a number of stores dedicated mainly to ...

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Bikini Village

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BIKINI VILLAGE: Q2 brings greater loss on lower sales   CANADIAN swimwear chain Bikini Village declared a second quarter net loss of CAD 0.619m and sales more than 10 per cent lower than a year earlier at CAD 9.9m. A year earlier, its loss had been only CAD 0.133m. During the period, same store sales declined by 6.7 per cent. Recently appointed ...

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Hunkemöller

Hunkemöller

HUNKEMOELLER: expansion plans revealed SPEAKING to Belgian trade medium Retail Detail, Hunkemöller CEO Philip Mountford said that the lingerie chain planned to expand considerably this year and in 2015. This year, it expects to open 80 new stores, with a comparable expansion to follow in 2015. Particular emphasis is to be placed on expanding the network in Germany, where operations have hitherto been largely confined ...

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