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N Brown shares rise on new funding despite sales tumble Beth Wright | 19 May 20

UK digital clothing and footwear retailer N Brown Group says while trading has improved from the "sudden and significant" decline experienced in March amid the Covid-19 pandemic, product sales were down 25% in the last six weeks – with continued weakness in clothing.


N Brown Group anticipates FY profit hit Hannah Abdulla | 24 Mar 20

UK digital clothing and footwear retailer N Brown Group has warned it is anticipating "a material reduction in demand" for the remainder of the financial year on the back of the coronavirus outbreak.


Oasis MD Sarah Welsh named N Brown retail CEO Beth Wright | 29 Jan 20

N Brown Group has announced Oasis managing director Sarah Welsh is to join the online, catalogue and store retailer in the newly created role of retail CEO.


N Brown shares tumble amid profit warning and Q3 sales drop Beth Wright | 16 Jan 20

Shares in N Brown Group tumbled by more than 26% this morning (16 January) as the online, catalogue and stores retailer lowered its annual adjusted pre-tax profit guidance amid a drop in third-quarter revenue. 


N Brown hails transition progress as profits climb Michelle Russell | 10 Oct 19

Online, catalogue and store retailer N Brown Group says it is making significant progress on its business transition plans as it revealed higher profits in its first-half and growth in digital sales.


N Brown reaffirms FY as sales continue to fall Beth Wright | 20 Jun 19

Shares in N Brown Group were up by more than 8% this morning (20 June) as the online, catalogue and stores retailer reaffirmed its full-year expectations despite a drop in first-quarter revenue.


N Brown confirms interim-CEO Johnson as new chief Beth Wright | 26 Feb 19

Online, catalogue and store retailer N Brown Group has appointed interim-CEO Steve Johnson to the position on a permanent basis.


N Brown in Q3 sales slip, re-evaluating JD Williams business Beth Wright | 17 Jan 19

'Robust' online growth from its three so-called 'Power Brands' and a stable margin performance failed to prevent a slip in overall sales at N Brown Group in the third quarter as the retailer says it is currently re-evaluating its proposition for the JD Williams business.


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.


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. 

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