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UK: Mothercare hails tilting international sales balance | 19 Mar 09

Mothercare chief executive Ben Gordon has described the company’s headway into international markets as a “hidden jewel”.

Retail Week Conference: Quote/unquote | 19 Mar 09

The Retail Week Conference in London has seen top fashion executives express their views on the struggling UK retail landscape over the past few days. Here is a roundup of some of the most memorable and insightful comments made.

UK: Mothercare sales growth buoyed by international stores | 15 Jan 09

Children's wear retailer Mothercare has posted a 4.2% increase in total group sales for the third quarter, after international retail sales leaped 49.1% for the group.

UK: Mothercare sales edge up in “resilient” Q2 | 16 Oct 08

Baby and infant products retailer Mothercare saw group sales edge up 0.3% in a “resilient” second quarter performance.

UK: Pierhouse expands web-based print POS solution | 6 Oct 08

Pierhouse has expanded its web-based print point-of-sale (POS) so that retailers can automatically update their digital screens as well as their ticketing, POS and kiosks, simultaneously and from one source.

UK: Touch of Klass for new Mothercare range | 26 Sep 08

Baby and infant products retailer Mothercare has joined forces with radio and television personality Myleene Klass to launch a new range of babywear and accessories.

UK: Mothercare Q1 sales up 21% on international demand | 17 Jul 08

Strong sales in its international stores and Direct online and catalogue businesses have helped Mothercare Plc, the UK-based retailer of baby and infant products, to a 20.7% rise in first quarter sales.

UK: Mothercare FY sales boosted by international growth | 3 Apr 08

Full-year sales at specialist retailer Mothercare were boosted by the growth of the company’s international business as it digested its takeover of Early Learning Centre.

AUSTRALIA: AWI goes global with retail workshop | 4 Dec 07

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) is in the midst of marketing its Merino wool products internationally through a series of workshops and meetings with key retailers.

UK: Retailers accused of exploiting Indian factory workers | 6 Sep 07

A row has erupted over the alleged exploitation of Indian workers making clothes for some of the UK’s leading high street retailers including Gap, H&M, Marks & Spencer, Matalan, Mothercare and Primark.

UK: Fashion must face up to supply chain issues | 4 Sep 07

Fashion companies find it increasingly difficult to manage offshore production under the current climate of media scrutiny and corporate social responsibility (CSR), a panel of experts revealed yesterday (3 September).

UK: Mothercare to open first stores in China | 12 Jul 07

Babycare chain Mothercare is to open its first stores in China after agreeing a joint venture with Goodbaby, China’s largest manufacturer of childcare products.

UK: Mothercare profit rises 7.6% in “milestone” year | 25 May 07

Babycare retailer Mothercare Plc on Thursday (24 May) reported a 7.6% rise in full year profit, and said it had reached a “key milestone” in its transformation.

UK: Mothercare sales jump 5.1% in 2006 | 4 Apr 07

Mothercare has posted group-wide sales up 5.2% for the year and 4.4% for the final quarter of 2006.

UK: Mothercare in talks to buy Early Learning Centre for GBP85m | 19 Mar 07

Children’s wear retailer Mothercare Plc yesterday (18 March) confirmed press speculation over the weekend that it’s in talks to buy Chelsea Stores, owner of the Early Learning Centre.

LEBANON: M&S explores Beirut market | 29 Jan 07

Retail giant Marks & Spencer is investigating opening a branch in the Lebanese capital Beirut, according to a press report.

UK: Mothercare rebounds from troublesome trading | 18 Jan 07

Maternity and baby chain Mothercare is optimistic its sales are back on track after recovering from "particularly difficult" trading during November, the company said.






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