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FRANCE: swimwear sales boomed in 2013

Banana Moon

ACCORDING to figures quoted by broadcaster RTL, 2013 swimwear sales in France rose by 36 per cent to reach a total of EUR 492m. At EUR 27, average per capita spending on swimwear was the highest in Europe. The average renewal rate was given as two years and seven months. The reported comeback of 1-piece suits could encourage women to renew ...

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UK: retail sales grew less rapidly in May

Panache Lingerie

A SURVEY of UK retailers made by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) showed that retail sales grew less rapidly in May. Of the 136 retailers surveyed, 38 per cent said their May sales were up against a year earlier while 22 per cent reported lower sales. The resulting balance of +16 per cent for May marks a decline from the +30 ...

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ITALY: exports of bodywear and legwear rise 4 per cent


ITALY: exports of bodywear and legwear rise 4 per cent ALTHOUGH volume declined by 7.3 per cent, the value of Italian exports of innerwear, hosiery and swimwear in 2013 rose by 4 per cent to reach EUR 1.991bn. According to figures released by Sistema Moda Italia (Smi), the value of hosiery exports declined by 4.7 per cent but exports of women’s lingerie ...

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DOGI: set to resume growth under new ownership

FOLLOWING its acquisition by Sherpa Capital, leading supplier of stretch fabrics for intimate apparel Dogi is expected to resume growth this year. According to the business plan for 2014-2016 presented to the CNMV, the Spanish equivalent of the SEC, the company is expected to achieve annual growth of 3 per cent in Spain and of 4 per cent in the US through its EFA subsidiary. Much of ...

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NILIT: agreement ends FIR fibre technology strife


LEADING producer of polyamide 6.6 fibre Nilit , owner of the Nilit Innergy fibre brand, announced that it has reached an amicable agreement with Rhodia Poliamida e Especialidades Ltda, which markets the Emana fibre, that terminates any legal disputes related to the use of FIR fibre technology. The agreement includes a mutual withdrawal of all existing litigation procedures and claims regarding global marketing and sales of both ...

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