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French Connection comparable retail sales rise 9 pct
May 15, 2014 / 6:26 AM / 3 years ago

French Connection comparable retail sales rise 9 pct

May 15 (Reuters) - British fashion retailer French Connection Group Plc reported a 9.1 percent rise in underlying like-for-like retail sales in the 15 weeks to May 10 as improved styles and better clothing ranges attracted more shoppers.

The London-based company, which has been trying to turn itself around after three profit warnings in two years, said order book for autumn/winter 2014 collection is ahead of this time last year.

French Connection, which has about 131 outlets in the UK/Europe, closed two non-contributing stores in the period. (Reporting by Aastha Agnihotri in Bangalore; Editing by Sunil Nair)

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