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    Laura Ashley's finance director steps downSubscription

    News14 October 2019

    Laura Ashley’s finance director and joint chief operating officer, Sean Anglim, has stepped down after more than two decades at the business. 

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    Laura Ashley eyes younger marketSubscription

    News22 August 2019

    Laura Ashley will extend its fashion offering to a younger demographic “by way of collaboration, capsule collections or launching a new sub-brand”, chairman Andrew Khoo has told Drapers. 

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    Laura Ashley profits collapseSubscription

    News22 August 2019

    Poor online performance and underperforming homeware have been blamed for crumbling profits at heritage lifestyle retailer Laura Ashley, which announced a statutory loss before tax of £14.3m for the 52 weeks to 30 June 2019, down from a profit of £100,000 in 2018.

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    First Look: Urban Outfitters and Laura Ashley's 1990s print revivalSubscription

    News1 May 2019

    Urban Outfitters has collaborated with classic lifestyle brand Laura Ashley on a womenswear collection that revives some of the label’s classic prints.

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    Laura Ashley warns on profitsSubscription

    News25 April 2019

    Laura Ashley has warned that a “very demanding” third quarter will lead to full-year results “significantly below market expectation”. 

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    Flacks Group makes bid for Laura AshleySubscription

    News26 February 2019

    Florida-based investment firm Flacks Group made a bid of £20m for Laura Ashley yesterday, and has until 25 March to strike a deal.

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    Laura Ashley denies takeover bid Subscription

    News25 February 2019

    Laura Ashley has confirmed that a bid has not been received for the company, as speculation mounts over potential takeover offers.

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    Laura Ashley axes 40 UK storesSubscription

    News17 December 2018

    Lifestyle retailer Laura Ashley is set to close almost a quarter of its UK stores, as the business’ new chairman ramps up Chinese expansion plans.

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    Laura Ashley profits dive in ‘challenging year’Subscription

    News22 August 2018

    Laura Ashley’s profit before tax and exceptional items fell 33% for the year to 30 June to £5.6m, amid “challenging” trading conditions.

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    Laura Ashley CFO ‘optimistic’ despite squeezed marginSubscription

    News15 February 2018

    Seán Anglim, CFO and joint chief operating officer at Laura Ashley, has said he is “optimistic” the retailer’s fashion margin will improve after “taking a hit” in its first financial half.

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    Laura Ashley profits crumble as margin pressure bitesSubscription

    News15 February 2018

    Pre-tax profit at Laura Ashley dropped 44% to £4.3m for the 26 weeks to 31 December 2017, as the weakness of sterling put heavy pressure on its margins.

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    Can Laura Ashley turn its fortunes around?Subscription

    Comment23 August 2017

    It is safe to say that Laura Ashley has not had a good year in fashion.

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    Laura Ashley reshuffles fashion team and reviews suppliersSubscription

    News23 August 2017

    Laura Ashley has rejigged its fashion operations and is reviewing supplier arrangements after profit plunged in the year to 30 June.

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    Laura Ashley sales and profit plummetSubscription

    News23 August 2017

    Sales and profits at fashion and homeware retailer Laura Ashley tumbled in the year to 30 June, on the back of “challenging” trading conditions and weaker sterling.

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    Laura Ashley warns on profitsSubscription

    News16 August 2017

    Laura Ashley has warned that its net pre-tax profit for the full year will be “materially” below market expectations, as trading conditions continue to be “demanding”.

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    Laura Ashley merchandising boss exits Subscription

    News22 May 2017

    Head of merchandising at Laura Ashley, Julie Bourne, has left the business after 19 years Drapers has learned.

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    Laura Ashley issues profit warningSubscription

    News16 February 2017

    Laura Ashley has warned that its net pre-tax profit for the full year will fall below market expectations after a difficult first half, during which it faced rising costs. 

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    Laura Ashley set for further international expansionSubscription

    News17 August 2016

    Laura Ashley is expanding into new European territories online, as rising ecommerce sales spur a boost in overall profits.

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    Online sales boost Laura Ashley revenueSubscription

    News17 August 2016

    Laura Ashley has announced a 4.1% increase in like-for-like retail sales in the year to 30 June 2016, boosted by a strong 15.7% growth in online revenue.

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    Laura Ashley's profits and sales dip Subscription

    News23 March 2016

    Laura Ashley’s profit before tax and exceptional items were down 9.6% to £20.7m for the year to January 30, as total group sales fell 4.6% to £289.5m.

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