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SOLEIL SUCRE: lingerie chain placed in administration

Soleil Sucré

OFFICIAL sources confirmed that French lingerie chain Soleil Sucré had been placed in administration on 25 November 2014. Although it had begun expanding into other countries, the chain is most active in France, where it operates over 70 franchised and affiliated mono-brand stores to distribute its private label range. It had achieved particularly rapid expansion in recent years but declared ...

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PETIT BATEAU: first step taken to launch brand in China

Petit Bateau

TRADITIONAL brand leader in France for children’s underwear, Petit Bateau concluded an agreement with Fung Retailing, a subsidiary of Li & Fung, that will launch the product range in China. Although the company also markets outerwear, the Chinese launch will concern initially only its children’s underwear range. The objective is to open over 100 stores under the brand’s label and ...

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UNIQLO: European expansion being maintained

HeatTech by Uniqlo

THE JAPANESE chain Uniqlo that, thanks to its HeatTech underwear, is market leader in thermal innerwear wherever it operates, announced that it would enter the Belgian market in the autumn of 2015. It plans to open its first store there in Antwerp, making the country its fifth market in Europe, after the UK, France, Spain and Germany. Earlier, the chain ...

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France

Esprit

FRANCE: sales of specialized chains stagnate   RESEARCH findings published by trade federation Procos showed that, following poor performance in September, sales of specialized chains in France had stagnated during the first nine months of the year. Gains made by suburban stores were offset by declines recorded by high street stores. In September alone, the aggregate sales of specialized chains ...

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France

Lou

FRANCE: textile and apparel sales rise strongly   THE LATEST edition of the monthly report published by the Institut français de la mode (Ifm) shows that retail sales in France of textiles and apparel rose by 6.2 per cent in August 2014 against the same month a year earlier. Home shopping channels (+12.3 per cent) and volume distributors (+11.7 per ...

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Lise Charmel

Lise Charmel

LISE CHARMEL: swimwear range promoted to sailing community   OVER the past decade, the annual Cannes Yachting Festival, which is staged early in September, has grown into one of the major sailing events in the Mediterranean. This year, French intimate apparel label Lise Charmel has profited from this evolution by initiating a partnership with the show that involves providing beachwear ...

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