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N Brown says offline sales will continue to fall Beth Wright | 11 Oct 18

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown Group has warned it expects offline sales to continue to fall as it focuses on driving online growth of it's three so-called 'Power Brands' - JD Williams, Simply Be and Jacamo.


N Brown seeking new CEO as Spindler steps down Michelle Russell | 12 Sep 18

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown Group is to start the search for a new chief executive after announcing the imminent departure of Angela Spindler.


Simply Be debuts new line of sustainable jeans Beth Wright | 18 Jun 18

N Brown brand Simply Be has become what is thought to be the first UK retailer to sell jeans made from a blend of cotton and recycled bottles.


N Brown mulls shuttering all stores Beth Wright | 14 Jun 18

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown Group is considering closing all of its bricks and mortar stores following what it called "continued very disappointing footfall".


N Brown eyes online growth amid challenging FY Beth Wright | 26 Apr 18

A challenging second half weighed on N Brown Group's full-year performance as the online, catalogue and stores retailer revealed plans to expand the global presence of its Simply Be Power Brand through a new partnership with Global Fashion Group (GFG).


Top stories this week on just-style... Beth Wright | 9 Feb 18

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how to build a balanced sourcing strategy, the publication by Primark of its global supplier list, Trump goes to Davos while NAFTA grinds on, and Lululemon Athletica's CEO, Laurent Potdevin, exits over misconduct.


N Brown appoints supply chain director Beth Wright | 5 Feb 18

UK-based plus-size fashion retailer N Brown Group has strengthened its senior management team with a series of appointments, including Phil Barnes as director of supply chain.


Supply chain trust is key to successful sourcing Beth Wright | 2 Feb 18

There's no "golden ticket" when it comes to building a balanced sourcing strategy, especially when faced with the need for faster speed-to-market and customer demands for 'buy now/wear now', according to Angela Gaskell, head of sourcing and compliance manager at UK-based plus-size fashion retailer N Brown Group. But understanding your customer, identifying the right strategy for your company, building trust and working in partnership with your suppliers are all steps in the right direction.


Supply chain trust is key to successful sourcing Beth Wright | 2 Feb 18

There's no "golden ticket" when it comes to building a balanced sourcing strategy, especially when faced with the need for faster speed-to-market and customer demands for 'buy now/wear now', according to Angela Gaskell, head of sourcing and compliance manager at UK-based plus-size fashion retailer N Brown Group. But understanding your customer, identifying the right strategy for your company, building trust and working in partnership with your suppliers are all steps in the right direction.


Online sales boost N Brown H1, fuels Amazon partnership Beth Wright | 12 Oct 17

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown Group has booked what it says was "continued good trading" in its first-half and revealed plans to expand its online presence through partnerships including those with Amazon Fashion and Debenhams.


N Brown to close stores despite positive Q1 performance Michelle Russell | 20 Jun 17

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown Group has booked what it says was a good performance in the first quarter and reaffirmed its full-year outlook – but warned on an uncertain outlook as it revealed five stores are to close.


N Brown chairman Higginson steps down Michelle Russell | 13 Jun 17

Andrew Higginson, the chairman of online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown Group, has stepped down from his role.


N Brown FY earnings slump on charges Michelle Russell | 27 Apr 17

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown Group has booked a slump in earnings in its last fiscal year as a result of charges related to the mis-selling of payment protection insurance.


N Brown names Lahage chief executive of Figleaves Michelle Russell | 14 Feb 17

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown Group has appointed clothing industry executive Miriam Lahage as chief executive of its lingerie etailer Figleaves.


N Brown confident on outlook as sales climb Michelle Russell | 19 Jan 17

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown says it is on-track to meet full-year expectations as it revealed higher third-quarter revenues on the back of strong Cyber fortnight sales.


N Brown "comfortable" despite H1 profit fall Beth Wright | 12 Oct 16

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown said it is comfortable with current market guidance for the full year after a double-digit drop in first-half profit came in line with company expectations. 


N Brown reaffirms FY on "satisfactory" Q1 sales Michelle Russell | 16 Jun 16

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown has reaffirmed its full-year guidance as it revealed first-quarter results that were in line with company expectations. 


N Brown takes another step towards digital-first retail Beth Wright | 14 Jun 16

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown is partnering with intranet experts Interact to drive a digital internal communications strategy as the next step in the company's transformation from direct mail-led to digital-first retailer.


N Brown refashions as a digital-first retailer Beth Wright | 17 May 16

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown is undergoing the biggest business transformation in its 140 year history, refashioning itself from a direct mail-led to digital-first retailer.


N Brown eyes digital start-ups with JDWorks Michelle Russell | 26 Apr 16

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown is looking to connect with the digital start-up industry through the launch of a new innovation incubator programme.


N Brown should weather storm despite FY profit drop Katie Smith | 20 Apr 16

Ongoing transformation efforts by N Brown Group look set to allow the UK fashion retailer to grow its share of the clothing market, despite a fall in earnings in its last fiscal.


N Brown "on track" as Q3 sales climb Michelle Russell | 21 Jan 16

N Brown says it is on track to meet full year expectations as it revealed "pleasing" third-quarter sales thanks to a good performance over the Christmas trading period and higher online sales. 


Analysts mixed after N Brown H1 profit plunges 55% Katie Smith | 14 Oct 15

Analysts have mixed opinions on retailer N Brown Group after the owner of the Jacamo, Simply Be and JD Williams brands recorded a significant drop in first-half net profit, hurt by costs relating to its transformation to a digital-first business. 


N Brown has "work to do" despite stable Q1 Michelle Russell | 19 Jun 15

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown has revealed first-quarter sales ahead of consensus but admitted it has work to do as JD Williams revenues were unmoved and it cautioned on US expansion.


N Brown reiterates guidance despite FY declines Michelle Russell | 29 Apr 15

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown has reiterated guidance for its next fiscal, despite revealing lower sales and gross margin for its full-year.


INTERVIEW: Multi-channel a "powerful proposition" for N Brown Michelle Russell | 10 Apr 15

A "constant run to keep up" with consumer demands is keeping multi-channel retailer N Brown on it toes as it adapts its sourcing model, its systems and international growth to keep apace. Paul Kendrick, customer, financial services and international director, explains.


N Brown Q4 sales recover despite profit hit Richard Woodard | 11 Mar 15

Online, catalogue and stores retailer N Brown expects full-year profit to fall below expectations despite a revenue recovery in the fourth quarter.


UK textile and clothing industry poised for growth? Richard Woodard | 10 Feb 15

The UK textile and clothing industry is worth nearly GBP9bn (US$13.71bn) to the country’s economy and is experiencing year-on-year export and domestic growth, according to a new report.


UK textile and clothing industry poised for growth? Richard Woodard | 10 Feb 15

The UK textile and clothing industry is worth nearly GBP9bn (US$13.71bn) to the country’s economy and is experiencing year-on-year export and domestic growth, according to a new report.


N Brown CFO steps down after 11 years Katie Smith | 9 Jan 15

N Brown Group's chief financial officer Dean Moore is to step down from the online and catalogue fashion retailer after 11 years in the role.

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