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Aquascutum: bought by Jaeger owner

The new owner Harold Tillman's success at Jaeger bodes well for the future of Aquascutum and marks the end of a difficult period for the brand. While the current economic climate has negatively impacted demand for luxury products, Verdict believes that this acquisition should prove beneficial to the brand over the long term.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Sep 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

Aquascutum: image overhaul set to revive profits

Kim Winser has been recruited as the new president and chief executive of Aquascutum with the intention of restoring Aquascutum to profit within the next three years. The initial plan will focus on an overhaul of Aquascutum's image and identity, intended to exploit current interest in quintessential British fashion brands such as Burberry.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Apr 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Arcadia Group: efficiency the focus

With sales figures for Bhs included for the first time, The Arcadia Group has reported a solid set of results for 2009/10. Topshop and Topman are once again the star performers. With the focus still very much on driving profits, Verdict Research believes that there are further gains to be made in 2010/11.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Nov 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Arcadia Group: young customers drive success

Despite challenging conditions, Arcadia Group has reported a robust set of results for the 52 weeks ending August 29, 2009, with total sales up 2.7% and UK like-for-likes level. Meanwhile, operating profit is up 2.1% to GBP266.2m and pre-tax profit is up 13.0% to GBP213.6m. Although trading conditions have remained extremely difficult, Arcadia has managed to increase both sales and profit.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Oct 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

Arcadia: departure of TopShop brand director

Jane Shepherdson, brand director of TopShop, is credited with turning the fashion chain into the star of the Arcadia Group's fascias. Whatever the circumstances of her resignation, Arcadia owner Sir Philip Green now has the problem of not only replacing her, but of perhaps having her as a future competitor.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Oct 2006
Expert View
Expert View

Arcadia: facing action over access

UK clothing chain operator Arcadia Group faces court action for not making a Burton store accessible to disabled customers under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). The case is a wake-up call to retailers to speed up compliance with the DDA, before negative publicity and further lawsuits do more damage.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Jun 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Arcadia: Green's Muse inspires confidence

Philip Green, the owner of Arcadia, is reported to be in the process of creating a new fashion accessories chain called Muse. The store will be pitched as more upmarket than the Claire's Accessories chain, with a more 'edgy' feel than Accessorize. Mr Green has spotted a credible gap in the market and should have time benefit from it before the discounters pile in.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Feb 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Arcadia: Miss Selfridge coming of age

Anne Ashworth's weekly store review in The Times pays a visit to Miss Selfridge, Topshop's "neglected sister" within the Arcadia family. Ashworth is quick to acknowledge that the chain displays a newfound maturity. The only deficiency is in the footwear offering, which if corrected would prevent Aswhorth and friends from "sneaking back into Topshop."

Published By Datamonitor
22 Feb 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Arcadia: reconfiguring property portfolio

Arcadia's fall in full year profits largely met expectations given the difficult trading environment. Sir Philip Green plans to continue to challenge competition by reconfiguring the businesses property portfolio to create flagship stores, housing one or more Arcadia brands in key cities, which should boost profits going forward.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Oct 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Arcadia: Yusuf faces another battle at Miss Selfridge

Yasmin Yusuf has joined Arcadia as creative director for the Miss Selfridge womenswear chain. But having been unsuccessful at producing a sustained turnaround at Marks & Spencer or improving the fortunes at East, Ms Yusuf is again facing much tougher challenges than in her hey days at Warehouse.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Aug 2006

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