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UK: N Brown records full-year profit growth Katie Smith | 24 Apr 13

Internet and catalogue home shopping retailer N Brown Group has today (24 April) recorded 2.6% full-year pre-tax profit growth, helped by higher sales at all of its brands.


UK: N Brown names Spindler as CEO Petah Marian | 31 Jan 13

Internet and catalogue retailer N Brown has poached The Original Factory Shop's CEO Angela Spindler to lead the business.


UK: Online sales boost momentum at N Brown Katie Smith | 16 Jan 13

Online investments and revamped product ranges has helped internet and catalogue retailer N Brown remain on track to deliver its full-year targets.


UK: Younger brands boost N Brown H1 results Katie Smith | 16 Oct 12

Strong growth in men's wear and footwear has helped N Brown Group to 4.3% rise in first-half revenue, with the internet and catalogue home shopping retailer booking a "very encouraging" 9.4% jump in like-for-like sales at the start of the second half.


Top stories on just-style this week... Katie Smith | 6 Jul 12

The most-read stories on just-style this week include just-style's June management briefing focusing on fast fashion, N Brown announcing the retirement of its CEO and chairman, and a report that Nicaragua's potential as a major footwear supplier is attracting interest from the likes of Clarks, Dillard's and Brown Shoe Company.


UK: N Brown CEO and chairman to retire as revenues rise Katie Smith | 3 Jul 12

Internet and catalogue home shopping retailer N Brown Group has announced the retirement of its chief executive Alan White and chairman Lord Alliance of Manchester, as the company saw revenues rise 2.5% today (3 July).


UK: N Brown "confident" as FY profit rises 2% Leonie Barrie | 1 May 12

Internet and catalogue home shopping retailer N Brown Group Plc today (1 May) said it is "confident" in its outlook for 2012 after booking a 2.5% rise in full-year profit.


UK: N Brown boosted by December sales rise Richard Woodard | 11 Jan 12

Rising sales in December helped internet and catalogue home shopping retailer N Brown to remain on course to meet its full-year targets, the company said.


UK: N Brown profit up 6% in “solid” H1 Richard Woodard | 11 Oct 11

Internet and catalogue home shopping retailer N Brown Group posted a “solid” 6% rise in first half pre-tax profit, buoyed by higher sales and a 1.2% increase in gross margin.


UK: “Aggression” boosts N Brown interim sales just-style.com | 5 Jul 11

Apparel retail group N Brown recorded increases in group revenues and like-for-like sales in the 18 weeks to 2 July, fuelled by the need for increasingly aggressive discounts.


UK: N Brown eyes growth following record FY just-style.com | 10 May 11

Internet and catalogue retailer N Brown Group Plc, which owns brands such as High and Mighty, Figleaves, Jacamo and Simply Be, has booked a 5.5% rise in full-year profit and says it is off to a good start to the new financial year.


UK: Administrators appointed at CDU just-style.com | 25 Mar 11

UK fashion group CDU has announce that the company's creditors have appointed administrative receivers.


UK: Slimma name change paves way for brand sale just-style.com | 16 Feb 11

UK fashion group Slimma plc has changed its name to CDU in relation to the sale of its Slimma and Splendour brands to N Brown Group.


UK: N Brown exploring local production options Joe Ayling | 1 Feb 11

UK online and catalogue retailer N Brown is exploring options to bring some of its manufacturing back to the UK amid increasing sourcing costs in Asia.


COMMENT: Adverse weather is 'snow joke' for retailers Joe Ayling | 13 Jan 11

The timing of the pre-Christmas snowfall could hardly have been worse for the UK high street.


UK: Snow chills N Brown festive sales just-style.com | 12 Jan 11

Internet and catalogue retailer N Brown Group Plc managed to book a 1.2% rise in like-for-like sales over the festive trading period, but said demand was dampened by snowy weather in the run-up to Christmas.


UK: N Brown positive after 5.5% H1 profit rise just-style.com | 12 Oct 10

Catalogue and internet home shopping company N Brown posted a 5.5% increase in pre-tax profits for the six months to 28 August, with sales rising thanks to a strong ecommerce showing.


UK: Post-election worries slow sales at N Brown just-style.com | 6 Jul 10

Home shopping specialist N Brown Group Plc today (6 July) said trading had been "subdued" since the general election as shoppers assess the likely impact of the coalition government's new policies.


Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 18 Jun 10

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.


In the money: Figleaves buy a good fit for N Brown Leonie Barrie | 15 Jun 10

N Brown's shift from catalogue specialist to online retailer took another step forward today with its acquisition of lingerie, underwear and swimwear website Figleaves for GBP11.5m (US$16.9m).


UK: N Brown buys lingerie website Figleaves for GBP11.5m just-style.com | 15 Jun 10

Home shopping specialist N Brown Group plc has snapped up online lingerie, underwear and swimwear retailer Figleaves for GBP11.5m (US$16.9m).


UK: N Brown sets sights on US just-style.com | 29 Apr 10

UK home shopping company N Brown is to expand into the US market on the back of full-year revenue and profit growth.


In the money: Retailers boosted by generous December Joe Ayling | 22 Jan 10

Icy weather, a "fed up of being fed up" consumer and Christmas spirit all contributed to healthy retail growth for many fashion stores in December. just-style news editor Joe Ayling now looks at whether the momentum can be maintained.


UK: N Brown Group 19-week sales up 4.9% Joe Ayling | 13 Jan 10

Internet and catalogue home shopping retailer N Brown Group today (13 January) reported a 4.9% rise in sales, helped by strong demand for its footwear and men's wear lines.


UK: N Brown plots US launch as H1 profits rise 13% just-style.com | 14 Oct 09

Home shopping retailer N Brown Group posted a 13% increase in first half pre-tax profits to GBP41.8m (US$66.9m), boosted by the recruitment of younger customers.


UK: High & Mighty stores sold to N Brown just-style.com | 11 Sep 09

More than half of the stores operated by High & Mighty, the specialist retailer of clothing and footwear for tall men, have been bought by home shopping group N Brown.


Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 11 Sep 09

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style. Click on each headline for the full story.


Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 10 Jul 09

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.


UK: Warm weather lifts N Brown sales by 5.1% just-style.com | 7 Jul 09

The recent spell of warm weather has helped lift clothing and footwear sales at home shopping firm N Brown Group Plc, but an increase in bad debts has led to a drop in gross profit margins the company said today (7 July).


UK: N Brown FY profit increases 11.3% just-style.com | 28 Apr 09

Fashion retailer N Brown has posted pre-tax profit up 11.3% to GBP82.7m (US$120.73m), bolstered by a 38% e-commerce sales increase.

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