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    Drapers Investigates: UK restructuring takes toll on Irish retailSubscription

    Features21 May 2020

    Drapers analyses why UK retailers are choosing to wind down their Irish arms, and the impact it is having on the country’s retail scene. 

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    Gordon Brothers buys Laura Ashley brandSubscription

    News22 April 2020

    Global advisory, restructuring and investment firm Gordon Brothers has rescued Laura Ashley from administration. 

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    Head office redundancies at Laura AshleySubscription

    News1 April 2020

    Laura Ashley has made 268 employees redundant across its head office and back-office functions.

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    Laura Ashley files for administrationSubscription

    News17 March 2020

    Laura Ashley has filed a notice to appoint advisory firm PwC as administrators after failing to secure an emergency funding lifeline amid coronavirus trading concerns. 

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    Laura Ashley seeks £15m lifelineSubscription

    News16 March 2020

    Lifestyle retailer Laura Ashley is looking to lenders for an emergency £15m lifeline to keep the business afloat and save 2,700 jobs.

  • Women on Boards

    Drapers Investigates: Getting women on boardSubscription

    Features6 March 2020

    While opportunities for women are improving across fashion retail, Drapers’ research reveals there is still much to be done to create parity with male counterparts at board level.

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    Laura Ashley to return to its roots, says CEOSubscription

    News20 February 2020

    British heritage brand Laura Ashley will return to its archives in a bid to reverse its poor performance, new CEO Katherine Poulter told Drapers. 

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    Laura Ashley falls further into the red Subscription

    News20 February 2020

    Losses before tax at Laura Ashley widened by 166% to £4m in the 26 weeks to 31 December 2019, as a result of lower home furnishings sales and Brexit uncertainty. 

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    Laura Ashley funding hunt concludesSubscription

    News19 February 2020

    Laura Ashley has announced it “should be able” to meet its immediate funding requirements with funds from its working capital facility with Wells Fargo.

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    Laura Ashley 'misunderstood' by ownersSubscription

    News18 February 2020

    Laura Ashley has “suffered” under owners who misunderstood how to use its heritage to take it forward, industry experts have told Drapers.

  • Laura Ashley

    Laura Ashley seeks fresh capital to continue tradingSubscription

    News17 February 2020

    The owner of struggling Laura Ashley is in talks with one of its lenders to secure fresh working capital so the retailer can continue to trade. 

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    Laura Ashley CEO to retireSubscription

    News31 January 2020

    Laura Ashley has announced its CEO and executive director Kwan Cheong Ng will retire on 30 April.

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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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