Burberry Group PLC (BRBY.L)
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LONDON Investors in Burberry have yet to see if new designer Riccardo Tisci's ranges are a hit with customers and will boost profits after the luxury brand said on Thursday its full-year results missed expectations.
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LONDON, May 16 British luxury brand Burberry reported broadly flat full-year revenue and profit on Thursday and said it expected similar this year as it sets the foundations for growth with more products by its new designer Riccardo Tisci in stores.
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LONDON Burberry Group Plc creative head Riccardo Tisci went back to his fashion-student days in 1990s London for his second catwalk show for the luxury label on Sunday, presenting a collection he said looked at Britain as a country of contrasts. | Video