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Topshop: another major exit at the top

News of another major exit from the management team at Arcadia's flagship brand Topshop has led to much speculation in the press. Having lost two crucial product executives in less than a year, the retailer is in danger of letting its fashion edge diminish.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Aug 2007
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TopShop: an international trendsetter

Rumor has it that Sir Philip Green has been site shopping in New York to launch the TopShop brand into the US market and the store could be opened as early as next spring. This smart but risky venture provides an opportunity for TopShop to establish its trend setting brand globally.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jun 2006
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Sock Shop: third time unlucky for specialist chain

The highly niche socks and hosiery retailer Sock Shop has collapsed for the third and possibly last time in its short 22-year history. There is little demand for the product and time-poor consumers are more likely to buy socks with their groceries than make a trip to the specialist retailer.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jan 2006
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River Island: sales grow but profits fall

While sales at River Island increased 8.5% to GBP727 million in the year ending December 2007, the fall in profits is a further indication of the tough retail climate that retailers are currently facing. However, River Island remains in a good position, as a result of its strong operating margin and its young customer base that should be less impacted by a downturn in the economy.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Jul 2008
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Republic hit by weakened spending ability among 16-24s and intensified competition

The youth clothing brand has entered administration, which is a disappointing turn of events for a retailer that had been gaining clothing market share up until calendar year 2011, but highlights the changing young fashion landscape. If the administrator decides to keep the business going, it will have to re-examine Republic's approach to its target market.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Feb 2013
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Radley: bags of potential

Phoenix Equity Partners has bought a 50% stake in Radley in a GBP45 million deal that will see the handbag firm, which currently trades through department stores, develop its own retail chain. Phoenix is keen for the brand to expand in the US and Japan, but it will need to invest heavily brand building if Radley is to achieve the same level of kudos as Jimmy Choo.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Feb 2006
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Primark: on the verge of high street notoriety

Although Primark has gradually been reaching a wider audience, there is still room for it to expand on the high street. The discount retailer's extensive store opening program - which will be crowned by the opening of a flagship store on Oxford Street in March 2007 - is certain about to guarantee its status as a major high street name.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Feb 2006
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Primark: in a charmed retail space

In a pre-close statement for its first half, Associated British Foods reported that its retail division, Primark, had delivered a 5% increase in like-for-like sales. New store openings will supplement this figure further, putting the value retailer way ahead of its competitors. Although its expansion is placing some strain on its margins, Primark is still on a strong growth curve.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Feb 2009
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Primark: an unstoppable force

Primark has delivered strong 2007/08 annual results, reporting a 21% increase in sales and a 17% rise in profits. The retailer has thrived in a tougher economic environment in the UK and Spain, which have both been particularly hard hit by the credit crisis.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Nov 2008
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Primark bucking the general retail trend

Associated British Foods reported a strong set of figures for its retail business, Primark, in the 24 weeks to March 1, 2008. With 4.0% like-for-like growth, the retailer appears to be bucking the general retail trend and should continue to outperform the sector, despite the economic gloom.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Apr 2008

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