- Sales at multititle mailer N Brown Group for
the 19 weeks to 9th January were up 4.9 percent from the previous
year. Comparable revenue, which excludes sales from the German
division of women’s fashion brand Simply Be and
from men’s speciality-size apparel retailer High &
Mighty, rose 3.6 percent.
- Although total revenue for the three months to 1st January
fell 37.1 percent from £10.8 million in 2008 to £6.79
million in 2009, multititle cataloguer Flying
Brands released an upbeat trading statement and is
expecting to exceed profit expectations for the fiscal year.
According to a statement, Flying Flowers was on
target for the first time in “several years” and
delivered sales of £3.58 million in the period, compared
with £5.29 the previous year. Sales in the gardening
division, which includes Gardening Direct, fell
18.4 percent from £1.85 million to £1.51 million. The
entertainment division, which includes the
Listen2 audiobooks business, saw sales decline
by 15.6 percent to £1.51 million.
- The Bitterwallet blog contends that DSG
International will soon sell its PC World
Business division to computer cataloguer
Misco; DSGi says the rumour is