NEW ZEALAND: Esprit Ends 20 Year Lewis Group Deal
Esprit International has ditched a 20-year deal with New Zealand's Lewis Group by withdrawing the label from the licensee. Relationships between the Lewis Group and Esprit had been strained when six months ago the label announced that the operator had 48 hours to close down its Esprit operations. The Lewis Group was granted an extra six months following discussions with lawyers.
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