Opinion on Clothing

Published within

« | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | ... | » »|

Type Product title / description Pub Price
Expert View
Expert View

Blue Inc looks east as international expansion gains momentum

Value clothing retailer Blue Inc, with financial backing from its new chairman Sir Stuart Rose and high-profile investors the Reuben Brothers, plans to expand its international presence. The retailer, which already has a growing online operation in the US, Russia, and the Baltic and other Eastern European states, plans to open stores in Ukraine, Latvia, and Lithuania later this year.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Aug 2012
CommentWire
CommentWire

Bravissimo: bravo to specialist bra retailer

Niche lingerie retailer Bravissimo deserves some applause. Its founder Sara Tremellen started the company in 1994 with the idea that larger-breasted women did not want old-fashioned bras simply because they need larger cup sizes. Twelve years on, the business has grown to 12 stores and a turnover of circa GBP25 million.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Feb 2006
Expert View
Expert View

Burberry benefits from Asia push

British luxury house Burberry has reported a robust financial performance in H1 2010 as the combined successes of its retail, wholesale and licensing divisions resulted in a 17% increase in total revenues. Strong management - involving active cost cutting, a keen focus on retail-led growth and rapid expansion in Asia Pacific - has been the key driver behind these results.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Oct 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Burberry: in good health but not immune from economic turmoil

Burberry revealed a 13% increase in its H1 sales, a credible performance in the current economic environment. Its luxury positioning and international expansion strategy are helping to boost performance, but the brand is not immune from the downturn in consumer confidence.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Oct 2008
CommentWire
CommentWire

Burberry: trouble on the home front

The luxury fashion company Burberry is to be summoned before a parliamentary select committee regarding its plans to close its factory in Treorchy, Wales and switch manufacturing to China. While it lags behind most UK retailers in doing this, its status as a British brand raises greater objections and the bad publicity could damage short-term performance.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Jan 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

C&A: Avanti to target clothing discounters

C&A is about to enter Germany's discount arena with its new format called Avanti. If successful, the move could impact upon the growth prospects of Germany's leading clothing discounters, Takko and Kik. Moreover, the new fascia could also threaten other retailers in the German clothing market.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Mar 2008
Expert View
Expert View

C&A: lets go of Avanti

The race between ABF's Primark and C&A's Avanti to conquer the European value clothing market has come to a premature conclusion. While the closure of the single Avanti outlet in Spain in July was understandable, C&A's quick capitulation in Germany comes as a surprise and could be a major mistake.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Aug 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

C&A: looking to polarize offer after stagnant 2009

C&A reported flat growth for 2009 as mixed performances across its European operations resulted in an overall standstill in sales progress. The retailer's lackluster results in a year when value clothing retailers should have outperformed the competition highlights the difficulties faced by C&A as it comes up against tough rivals like Primark, which is encroaching on its core European territory.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Apr 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Chico's: a victim of its own success

After revealing lower than expected sales and profits in March 2005, baby boomer womenswear retailer Chico's FAS, Inc's stock price has been in decline. While this has sparked headlines of doomsday for the company, it may not signify the continuing decline and muting of sales growth that some analysts are predicting.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Aug 2006
Expert View
Expert View

Childrenswear: specialists struggle in a market dominated by value

Adams has entered administration for the third time, highlighting the difficulties for specialists in the childrenswear market. However, other brands, such as Mothercare, are finding a way to compete with value clothing retailers, which are exerting an increasingly strong presence in the market.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Feb 2010

« | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | ... | » »|

No help is available.