N Brown sales dampened by poor spring weather

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Fashion group N Brown has reported a fall in first-quarter sales following lacklustre early spring weather as consumer confidence remained fragile.

Sales fell 9.9% to £148.7m over the period to June 3. N Brown, which owns businesses such as Jacamo and Simply Be, said that performance had nevertheless been in line with expectations and there had been an “improving trend” over the period.

N Brown posted full-year results at the start of this month and signalled then that “softer product revenue” had continued into the first quarter.

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