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    Laura Ashley profits to beat expectations


    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

    Laura Ashley sales rise despite snow


    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


    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.

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    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


    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.

  • Sir Terry Leahy's plans to retire as chief executive of Tesco next March

    Uncertainty hits food and general retailers


    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 ...

  • Laura Ashley to hit full year expectations as sales grow

    Laura Ashley to hit full year expectations as sales grow


    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


    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.

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    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?

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    Low inflation deals blow to grocers’ shares


    The lowest food inflation in three years may make life more difficult for the big grocers, whose shares have been lagging their general merchandise counterparts.

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    Lillian Tan: The low-profile chief revitalising Laura Ashley

    April 9, 2010

    Laura Ashley’s chief executive may keep a low profile, but her revival of what had become a tired brand has thrust her into the spotlight.

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    Laura Ashley weighs up new formats to fuel expansion


    Standalone kids’ stores and more gift and accessories shops on the cards as profits and sales climb

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    Laura Ashley like-for-likes rise 4.9%


    Homewares and womenswear retailer Laura Ashley expects full year trading to be broadly in line with company expectations after like-for-like sales rose 4.9% over the first 19 weeks of the second half to 12 December.

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    Laura Ashley finance chief quits


    Laura Ashley has said its chief financial officer and company secretary is to resign from the furniture and homeware retailer for personal reasons.

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    Sales success for Laura Ashley


    Laura Ashley has reported a 6.3% gain in half-year group sales to £127.8m, with increases across all product categories.

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    Promotions lift Laura Ashley sales


    Sales at Laura Ashley jumped 8.4 per cent in the 17 weeks to May 30, due mainly to targeted promotions and store openings. Like-for-like sales rose 6.9 per cent.

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    Laura Ashley enjoys sales lift


    Laura Ashley has reported a like-for-like sales uplift of 6.9 per cent in the 17 weeks to May 30.

  • Laura Ashley: A 'resilient' performance

    Laura Ashley remains resilient


    Fashion and homewares group Laura Ashley claimed a “resilient” performance despite suffering a fall in full-year profits from £15.8m to £9.6m. Promotions and the weakness of sterling sliced 2 percentage points off gross margin, but the retailer generated a 9.6 per cent rise in total group sales to £260.5m in ...

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    Laura Ashley suffers profits dive


    Pre-tax profits at Laura Ashley almost halved to £10.2m in its full year to January 31 but group sales grew 9.6 per cent to £207m.

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    Volatile economy hits Laura Ashley profits


    Laura Ashley has issued a profit warning after suffering in the “volatile economic climate”.