Laura Ashley

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    Double-dip fears hit general retail stocks

    2011-01-28T00:00:00Z

    Retail stocks were hit as the economy went into reverse, renewing fears of a double-dip recession, and Bank of England governor Mervyn King warned of plunging living standards.

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    Laura Ashley profits to beat expectations

    2011-01-20T07:58:00Z

    Strong trading over Christmas means fashion and homewares business Laura Ashley now expects full year pre-tax profit to be “significantly higher” than previously expectated.

  • Laura Ashley like-for-likes grew 2.7% in the 19 weeks to December 11
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    Laura Ashley sales rise despite snow

    2010-12-16T09:35:00Z

    Furniture and fashion retailer Laura Ashley like-for-likes grew 2.7% in the 19 weeks to December 11.

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    Boots signs up 50 retailers for new online loyalty venture

    2010-10-01T00:00:00Z

    Boots has agreed deals with about 50 companies that will allow its customers to pick up Advantage Card loyalty points when they shop online with other retailers.

  • Opinion

    Don’t read the last rites yet

    September 17, 2010

    Store stocks are enveloped in as deep a gloom as the Addams family’s mansion. But retail shares are not zombie investments and it’s too early to call in the undertakers.

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    Laura Ashley first half profits surge

    2010-09-10T09:23:00Z

    Furniture and fashion retailer Laura Ashley experienced a surge in pretax profits excluding exceptionals from £100,000 to £5.7m in the 26 weeks to July 31.

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    Uncertainty hits food and general retailers

    2010-06-11T00:00:00Z

    The week in retail was dominated by the surprise announcement of Sir Terry Leahy’s plans to retire as chief executive of Tesco next March. Tesco shares fell more than 2% on Tuesday as the City digested the news, but analysts were happy with the appointment of Tesco veteran Phil Clarke ...

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    Laura Ashley to hit full year expectations as sales grow

    2010-06-04T09:38:00Z

    Laura Ashley has said that full year trading will be in line with expectations as it revealed a like-for-like sales hike of 5.3% in the 17 weeks to May 29.

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    DSGi ramps up team as Best Buy threat mounts

    2010-04-30T00:00:00Z

    Electricals giant DSGi has poached supply chain expert Danielle Williams from Comet to beef up its commercial team as it prepares to square up to rival Best Buy, which opens its first UK store today.

  • Analysis

    Retail collaborations

    April 9, 2010

    As the new Boots and Waitrose tie-up shows, retailers see real potential in joining forces. But how can you make sure it works?