Home shopping business N Brown has seen total group revenue climb 8% in the 17 weeks to June 29, with all major brands and product groups showing growth.
N Brown, which owns brands such as Figleaves, Simply Be and Jacamo, saw like-for-likes rise 7.8%. Online now accounts for 56% of the business’ total home shopping revenue.
The retailer said womenswear had “recovered as the weather has improved”, with menswear and footwear also showing strong growth. However homeware and gifting was the fastest-growing category, the interim statement said.
At today’s AGM, chairman Andrew Higginson will highlight good performance from key brands targeted at customers under 50 , including Simply Be, Fashion World and Jacamo. In the over-50 demographic, Marisota, House of Bath and Julipa, also performed well.
“We have made a good start to the year and we will endeavour to keep up the momentum whilst recognising that our customers continue to face pressure on their disposable income,” Higginson will say.
“In the UK, the dual fascia Simply Be/Jacamo stores are making good progress and we will be deciding shortly whether to open any more in time for Christmas 2013.”
The Marisota and Jacamo websites have now been launched in the US, alongside Simply Be and Figleaves, which already had a presence there.
Angela Spindler joined the business as Chief Executive on July 1, taking over from Alan White who retires from the group on October 31.