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Tag Archives: Newsletter 39-2014

Oysho

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OYSHO: counted among fastest expanding chains of Inditex   A RECENT report from Spanish distribution giant Inditex showed that its Zara fashion chain generated 64.3 per cent of total group sales of EUR 8.08bn in the first half of 2014. The report added that the group’s intimate apparel chain Oysho saw its first half sales rise by 23 per cent ...

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Women’Secret

Women'Secret

WOMEN’SECRET: achieves most growth within Cortefiel group   LINGERIE chain Women’Secret achieved greater growth than any other chain in the Cortefiel group in 2013, with sales of EUR 190,94m representing an increase of 6 per cent against the preceding year. Together with the Springfield outerwear chain, Women’Secret also achieved the greatest international expansion. This positive evolution contrasts with the disappointing performance of the group, that generated ...

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Riviera

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RIVIERA: more attendance data released   ALTHOUGH still not divulging the actual number of visitors, the organizer of the Riviera by Mode City swimwear salon provided more details than were originally revealed. Eurovet said that the number of retail buyers attending the second edition, in Cannes on 7 and 8 September, rose by 17 per cent against the first edition ...

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Premiere Vision

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PREMIERE VISION: new brand policy adopted   REFLECTING its ownership of all the six salons that constitute the Première Vision Pluriel event, organizer Première Vision SA, has adopted a new branding policy for all its trade fairs, not only in Paris but also in other countries. Consequently, as from February 2015 the Paris fabric salon becomes Première Vision Paris, adopting ...

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Lenzing

Robert van de Kerkhof, CCO Lenzing

LENZING: use of Tencel® fibre for knitting being developed   SPEAKING at a press conference organized by the company during the Première Vision and Texworld salons in Paris, Lenzing CCO Robert van de Kerkhof said that the use of Tencel fibre for knitting was a particularly exciting current development. While Tencel promotion to date had focused mainly on woven products, ...

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Nylon

Nylon Anniversary Marker

Nylon: 75th anniversary of first nylon plant celebrated   TO MARK the 75th anniversary of the world’s first nylon plant, the State of Delaware Public Archives commissioned a marker that was unveiled at the plant site in Seaford. Work on the plant was started by DuPont de Nemours in March 1939 and the facility started up only nine months later ...

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Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer

MARKS & SPENCER: new openings planned in Northern Europe   AS PART of its plan to open 250 stores outside its home country by 2016, leading UK distributor of intimate apparel Marks & Spencer announced the opening of its first franchised store in Norway in November 2014. Located in Oslo, the store will offer only food products but the Norwegian ...

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People

Paolo Briatore

PAOLO BRIATORI: named to key Asian posts by Invista   TEXTILE fibre specialist Invista announced the appointment of Paolo Briatori as Business Director Apparel South Asia and Managing Director Invista India Sales & Service Ltd. Briatori has 20 years experience of the textile business in a variety of posts involving sales management in textile machinery, processing and fibre production. Invista ...

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Lululemon

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LULULEMON: flat sales in Q2 led to reduced earnings   YOGA wear and related bodywear chain Lululemon reported flat comparable sales in its second quarter although net revenue rose by 13 per cent to USD 390.7. Net earnings for the quarter sagged to USD 48.7m from USD 56.5m a year earlier. Nevertheless, the company ended the quarter with USD 725.1m ...

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Calida

Calida

CALIDA: first half shows results of Lafuma restructuring   SALES of the Lafuma sports equipment business, in which it acquired a majority stake last year, contributed to the first half sales rise of 110 per cent, to CHF 197.4m, announced by Calida. Although sales of Lafuma declined by 11 per cent to EUR 85.5m, it produced an operating profit of ...

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