News roundup—24th June 2008

News roundup—24th June 2008

Bedding cataloguer/retailer Dorma posted an
annual loss of £2.1 million, up from £2 million the
previous year, on sales of £44.8 million. The business
“did not improve as rapidly or as markedly as we had
expected,” the chief executive of parent company Dawson
International told the Manchester Evening News.

After introducing a section of its website exclusively for
kidswear in January, Littlewoods saw sales of
childrenswear climb 17 per cent year on year, reports Draper’s. Littlewoods is now planning to
launch a second house brand of children’s apparel in September.

Michael Otto of mail order behemoth Otto
Group made Wealth Bulletin’s list of the 40 wealthy
Europeans providing leadership regarding environmental matters.

The Telegraph has an interview with
model-cum-designer Jodie Kidd, ostensibly about her latest
collection for Otto UK title
Oli, though neither the catalogue nor the
clothes get much attention.

“Are we talking ourselves into a
asks blogger Frank McKenna.


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