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  • The Jacobson Group has bought footwear retailer Dolcis out of administration

    Dolcis bought out of administration


    The Jacobson Group has bought footwear retailer Dolcis out of administration.

  • Former Faith boss plots return to retail

    John Kinnaird plans to launch new shoe chain


    Retail entrepreneur John Kinnaird is reportedly plotting a return to retail with the launch of a new footwear chain.

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    Alexon's war of attrition


    Beleaguered Alexon has a fight on its hands if it is to survive in tact this year, after it revealed a dire full-year performance. The retailer’s plunge in to the red was largely due to the performance of its young-fashion brand Bay Trading, where £7m-plus losses dragged down the rest ...

  • News

    Stylo to cut jobs after losses widen


    Stylo posted first-half losses after tax of 9.3 million, up from 7.5 million in the red during the same period last year, and revealed it will slash jobs at the business.

  • News

    Stylo rescues Dolcis


    Stylo has bought Dolcis out of administration.

  • Opinion

    Kinnaird must put his best foot forward


    Retail entrepreneur John Kinnaird, whose shoe chain Dolcis went into administration last month, made a bold comeback this week with the acquisition of struggling clothing chain Style Menswear for a token sum of 1.

  • News

    Kinnaird set on Dolcis revival as landlords rally


    John Kinnaird remains confident of launching a bid next week for footwear chain Dolcis, as he continues to rally landlord support.

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    Footwear specialists suffer


    Cost inflation has compounded the problems facing the UK’s footwear specialists, according to a report from Verdict Research.

  • News

    Suitors circle Dolcis


    Dolcis administrator KPMG has been contacted by about 40 parties that have expressed an interest in the footwear chain.

  • News

    Dolcis enters administration


    Beleaguered footwear chain Dolcis has today been placed in administration after owner John Kinnaird lost the battle to save the retailer.

  • News

    Kinnaird in talks to buy Envy


    Retail entrepreneur John Kinnaird is understood to be in talks with fashion group Alexon to buy its struggling menswear chain Envy.

  • News

    Dolcis on the brink as Stead sells Famous


    It was make-or-break time for Dolcis as Retail Week went to press, as speculation mounted that the company had filed for a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) in an effort to buy more time to secure investment.

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    On the back foot


    2007 was another tough year for specialist shoe retailers and more recent news of floundering footwear players has done little to assuage fears for the new year. But, as Jennifer Creevy discovers, there is still a place for those with the right offer

  • On hold: acquisition

    Crunch time looms as Dolcis talks continue


    Dolcis is facing a crucial week as it remains locked in negotiations with a potential new backer.

  • News

    Dolcis owner insists chain is safe as backer pulls out


    John Kinnaird vows Dolcis will break even this year, despite crisis talks to secure new investor