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Valentino: acquisition target

Permira has paid EUR780 million for a 29.6% stake in the Valentino Fashion Group, with the intention of taking control. However, with shares divided among the Marzotto family and a rival bidder on the horizon, the process could be troublesome and expensive, but Permira considers the prize worth it.

Published By Datamonitor
18 May 2007
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Topshop: cautious US expansion

Topshop's new agreement will see branded boutiques open in 19 Barneys department stores across the US and should help Topshop establish a presence as well as judge the US appetite for its product. This could prevent the retailer channeling huge investment into a flagship store only to become a casualty of the US market.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Apr 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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Topshop's South African expansion highlights potential of market

With growth slowing in more mature markets, Arcadia is set to launch Topshop/Topman franchise stores in Johannesburg and Durban later this year demonstrating the attractiveness of the country and the market entry potential for other UK clothing brands.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Aug 2012
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Tiffany & Co: losing its sparkle in Japan

Despite the fall in operating profit, Tiffany's results are solid given the general conditions of the US economic environment. It achieved a 9% rise in sales for the quarter ending July 31, showing the strength of the brand - but Japan remains a problem it has yet to solve.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Sep 2006
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Tiffany & Co.: good news hampered by one-off losses

The luxury retailer Tiffany & Co. reported positive Q4 and full year results, despite the sharp downturn in the US economy and losses from discontinued operations. Although it is dependent upon international sales to support its full year growth, the company's home market appeared to remain resilient; however, 2008 looks more challenging.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Mar 2008
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Tesco: losing share but riding high

Tesco is comfortably riding out the challenging trading conditions facing UK retailing, recording pre-tax profits of GBP2.95 billion for the 52 weeks to February 28. Although exposure to non-food and the impact of its Discounter brand have dented sales growth, the supermarket's international credentials and ability to diversify into new markets will see it continue to prove a formidable retailer.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Apr 2009
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Ted Baker shows strong performance in the UK

Ted Baker has reported strong group revenue growth for the 52 weeks to January 30, 2010, despite its wholesale division experiencing negative growth. Indeed, a 15.4% increase in group retail sales drove a 7.2% rise in group revenue. While the retailer should now look to capitalize on growth opportunities in the UK and Europe, as well as further afield, it must ensure it protects its brand image.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Mar 2010
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Social media: US department stores reap the rewards

Department stores are leading the way in terms of e-commerce, m-commerce, and social media, according to a recent survey. This has allowed them to boost their top lines after years of declining sales, while also capturing the attention of younger target consumer segments. Verdict believes that comprehensive digital strategies such as these would benefit luxury and specialist retailers alike.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Aug 2011
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Signet: between a rock and a hard place

Jewelry specialist Signet is in an awkward situation. While some premium and luxury goods retailers are still performing well, these are largely retailers with aspirational brands able to command loyalty from a highly affluent customer base. This is a very different position to Signet, which offers more affordable luxuries for mainstream consumers and is set to face continuing pressures in 2008.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Apr 2008

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