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UK: Sun Capital makes bid for Jacques Vert Petah Marian | 19 Dec 11

UK occasion wear brand Jacques Vert today (19 December) received an acquisition bid from Sun Capital subsidiary Minverva Bidco.

UK: Irisa to close stores in restructuring move Petah Marian | 5 Dec 11

UK fashion group Irisa has confirmed plans to close a number of stores as part of its restructuring plans.

UK: Administrators sell Alexon to private equity firm Leonie Barrie | 29 Sep 11

Alexon Group Plc has been sold to private equity firm Sun Capital Partners, just hours after the struggling women's fashion retailer called in KPMG as administrators and trading in its shares was suspended.

UK: Alexon shares dive on profit warning Petah Marian | 5 Sep 11

Shares in women's fashion retailer Alexon have dived this morning on the news that full-year profits are set to be "well below" expectations, as sales slumped during August.

UK: Alexon seeks restructuring amid tough trading | 7 Jul 11

Apparel group Alexon said it would seek a “more appropriate” capital structure after tough trading conditions impacted its ability to invest in its turnaround strategy.

UK: Alexon returns to FY profit | 28 Apr 11

Women's clothing retailer Alexon Group has swung to a full-year 2011 profit despite slower sales during the period.

UK: Alexon sales pick up after Christmas slump | 27 Jan 11

Women's wear retailer Alexon Group Plc today (27 January) said trading has recovered after being hit hard by cold weather conditions in the UK in the run-up to Christmas.

UK: Snow forces Alexon to issue profit warning | 21 Dec 10

Women’s wear retailer Alexon Group Plc today (21 December) issued a profit warning after extreme cold weather conditions in the UK hit sales in the key pre-Christmas trading period.

UK: Alexon Group continues cautious approach | 25 Nov 10

UK clothing company Alexon Group has seen a slight improvement in sales during the past few months but warns of an uncertain consumer environment going forward.

UK: Alexon “encouraged” after H1 profit gain | 23 Sep 10

Women’s wear retailer Alexon said good progress was being made with its turnaround strategy after first-half profit edged up, despite a decline in sales.

UK: Alexon appoints Keaney as commercial director | 12 Aug 10

UK women's wear firm Alexon Group has announced the appointment of Animal CEO Kevin Keaney into a newly created role of commercial director.

UK: Moss Bros appoints new finance director | 28 Jun 10

UK suit retailer Moss Bros Group has announced the appointment of Robin Piggott as its group finance director.

UK: Alexon blames volcanic ash for interim sales slump | 15 Jun 10

UK women's wear retailer Alexon Group Plc today (15 June) blamed disruptions to deliveries caused by the volcanic ash cloud, and low consumer confidence for a drop in interim sales.

UK: Alexon Group posts FY loss | 22 Apr 10

UK fashion group Alexon Group has swung to a loss for the full-year period, after seeing margins and sales slump during the period.

UK: Alexon share issue raises GBP20.3m | 24 Mar 10

A new share issue by UK fashion company Alexon Group has raised more than GBP20m (US$29.8m) to aid its turnaround strategy.

UK: Alexon reports 14.3% interim sales fall | 15 Jan 10

Women's wear retailer Alexon Group has posted overall like-for-like sales down 14.3% on the prior year for the first half period, significantly impacted by the extreme weather conditions.

UK: Alexon posts 14% drop in like-for-like sales | 26 Nov 09

British fashion retailer Alexon Group Plc today (26 November) posted a 14% drop in third-quarter like-for-like sales, and says it expects margins to take a hit from tough competition on price over Christmas and into the January sales.

INSIGHT: High street retailers slated for fashion's poverty pay Leonie Barrie | 8 Oct 09

A scathing report published yesterday (7 October) has criticised leading British brands and high street retailers for failing to pay a living wage to the workers making their garments – and says most have no plans in place to raise wages to acceptable levels in the near future.

Who fares best in the living wage debate? | 8 Oct 09

Based on feedback from 25 major high street brands, the latest ‘Let’s Clean Up Fashion’ report from rights group Labour Behind the Label grades the firms between zero and five based on their progress towards implementing a living wage.

UK: Alexon hires finance director from Selfridges | 2 Oct 09

UK women's clothing retailer Alexon Group Plc has lured John Boyle from Selfridges to be its new group finance director and company secretary.

UK: Alexon slumps to H1 loss after Bay Trading collapse | 30 Sep 09

Fashion retailer Alexon Group posted a first half loss of GBP8.1m (US$12.9m) after incurring heavy charges related to the collapse of its Bay Trading arm.

UK: Economy sends Alexon like-for-likes down 12% | 17 Jun 09

Alexon Group recorded a 12% decline in like-for-like sales in the 19 weeks to 13 June, hit by a combination of extreme weather, the economic downturn and poor consumer confidence.

UK: More than 1,200 jobs to go as Bay Trading is sold | 20 May 09

About 1,230 jobs are to be lost at fashion chain Bay Trading after administrators today (20 May) managed to find a buyer for around half of its 255 outlets.

UK: Alexon Group puts Bay Trading under administration | 24 Apr 09

Alexon Group today (24 April) announced that its Bay Trading subsidiary has entered administration with a view to finding a buyer.

Top stories on just-style this week... | 24 Apr 09

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UK: Alexon rejects takeover approach | 21 Apr 09

UK fashion firm Alexon Group has rejected an unsolicited indication of interest from a third party to acquire the company.

UK: Alexon eyes profit hike after good December | 7 Jan 09

Fashion retailer Alexon Group is anticipating higher full-year operating profits after sales picked up during December trading.

UK: Alexon sales slide amid mounting retail challenges | 24 Nov 08

Women's wear retailer Alexon Group cited an "increasingly challenging" UK high street as it posted an 11% like-for-like sales decline for the 17 weeks to 22 November.

UK: Alexon H1 profit plunges 40% on soft sales | 24 Sep 08

Women’s wear retailer Alexon Group has seen first-half operating profits slump 40% as the company’s like-for-like sales dipped 7.3%.

UK: Alexon Group sees trading in line with expectations | 5 Jun 08

Women’s wear retailer Alexon Group Plc today (5 June) said trading in the first 18 weeks of the first-half is in line with expectations for both Alexon Brands and Bay Trading.


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