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  1. April 14, 2014

    French Connection sees prospects improve with strong sales

    French Connection took another step in its turnround plan after strong sales at the start of the year sent shares in the...

  2. March 12, 2014

    French Connection annual losses fall but success is double-edged

    French Connection, which reported sharply reduced annual losses on Wednesday, has found that improved performance can be a...

  1. February 5, 2014

    French Connection shares rise as losses narrow

    Shares in French Connection rallied by as much as 25 per cent after it said an improved Christmas trading period meant that...

  2. September 16, 2013

    French Connection rues rental shackles

    Stephen Marks, chairman and chief executive of French Connection, expressed frustration at the reaction of landlords to...

  3. July 3, 2013

    UK fashion house Nicole Farhi collapses into administration

    Nicole Farhi became the fifth retailer in two weeks to collapse after the boutique fashion house appointed Zolfo Cooper as...

  4. September 19, 2012

    French Connection suffers on high streets

    Shares in French Connection fell more than 15 per cent after shrinking sales and dismal conditions for high street retailers...

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    September 20, 2011

    French Connection: calling China

    Every company you talk to these days has a new strategy for emerging markets – but not French Connection. Stephen Marks, the...

  6. September 19, 2011

    Margin pain afflicts French Connection

    Shares in French Connection fell nearly 12 per cent on Monday when it revealed its gross margin had been hit by commodity...

  7. September 15, 2010

    French Connection wary after August setback

    A fall in sales made French Connection wary about its prospects for the rest of the year, although the fashion retailer was...

  8. September 18, 2009

    French Connection sees losses widen

    French Connection saw losses widen over the past six months compared with last year after suffering from the effects of...

  9. September 18, 2009

    More cuts as losses widen at French Connection

    French Connection saw losses widen in the past six months compared with last year after suffering the effects of...

  10. September 17, 2009

    Losses drive more cuts at French Connection

    French Connection saw losses widen in the past six months compared with last year after suffering the effects of...

  11. September 12, 2008

    French Connection losses widen

    French Connection added its voice to the gloomy chorus from the high street as it reported a widening of losses and...

  12. May 22, 2008

    Stagnant quarter for French Connection

    French Connection endured a stagnant quarter as the fashion retailer felt the impact of the worsening economic situation in...

  13. May 21, 2008

    Stagnant quarter for French Connection

    French Connection endured a stagnant quarter as the fashion retailer felt the impact of the worsening economic situation in...

  14. March 13, 2008

    High street gloom hits French Connection

    French Connection joined the ranks of plaintive fashion retailers with lower annual profits blamed on the "marked...

  15. December 24, 2007

    Baugur pledges to stay in UK high streets

    Baugur has vowed not to turn its back on the UK high street even after the Icelandic investment group saw the value of its...

  16. December 23, 2007

    Baugur vows to stick with UK

    Baugur has said it will not turn its back on the UK high street – even after the Icelandic investment group saw the value of...

  17. September 12, 2007

    French Connection cuts loss but sales remain gloomy

    Analysts looked to cut their profit forecasts for French Connection yesterday after the fashion retailer reported a reduced...

  18. September 11, 2007

    French Connection sales stall

    Analysts looked to cut their profit forecasts for French Connection on Tuesday after the fashion retailer reported a reduced...

  19. July 28, 2007

    What does the modern lad want?

    The flagging mens' magazine market is in need of a bit of a pick-me-up. A new venture involving some of the industry's...

  20. July 18, 2007

    Free title to defy lads' mag formula

    The flagging mens' magazine market is about to come under fresh competitive pressure after plans were disclosed on Tuesday...

  21. May 4, 2007

    City divorces

    Stephen Marks, founder and chief executive of fashion chain French Connection, sold £36.4m of shares in May 2004 in the...

  22. March 15, 2007

    French Connection undaunted

    Stephen Marks, chairman of French Connection, has insisted the fashion brand is in recovery in spite of a year of declining...

  23. September 13, 2006

    Retailer suffers loss in first half

    French Connection fell into its first loss in 14 years after profit margins plunged when the fashion chain was forced to...

  24. September 12, 2006

    French Connection chief eyes stake sale

    Stephen Marks, French Connection chairman, will consider selling his stake in the fashion chain he founded more than 30...

  25. September 12, 2006

    French Connection in first loss in 14 years

    French Connection fell into its first loss in 14 years after profit margins plunged when the fashion chain was forced to...

  26. May 11, 2006

    Aggressive ad campaign fails to lift French Connection

    French Connection, the fashion retailer, has warned again on profits after acontroversial advertising campaign failed to...

  27. May 10, 2006

    May 10: Warnings in vogue at French Connection

    May 10: Retail continues to dominate the UK companies newslist today, with French Connection’s latest profit warning top of...

  28. May 10, 2006

    French Connection warns on profits again

    French Connection, the fashion retailer, has warned again on profits after acontroversial advertising campaign failed to woo...

  29. March 15, 2006

    Retailers soar after Kesa snub

    News that Kesa Electricals had rejected a takeover approach sent high street retail stocks sharply higher yesterday. Kesa,...

  30. March 15, 2006

    FCUK's kiss and make-up campaign

    French Connection, the fashion group that owns the controversial FCUK brand, is pinning its hopes on a new advertising...

  31. March 15, 2006

    Retailers soar after Kesa rejects private equity takeover approach

    News that Kesa Electricals had rejected a takeover approach sent high street retail stocks sharply higher yesterday. Kesa,...

  32. March 14, 2006

    French Connection profits more than halve

    French Connection saw full year profits more than halve and gave investors little hope of a quick recovery, as it described...

  33. December 10, 2005

    French Connection warns again

    French Connection, the fashion group that owns the controversial FCUK brand, has issued its third profits warning since...

  34. December 9, 2005

    French Connection warns on profits

    Shares in French Connection tumbled more than 6 per cent on Friday after the UK fashion retailer slashed its forecast for...

  35. November 19, 2005

    When a chief executive's marriage turns sour, the shareholders suffer from break-up costs

    A failed marriage is generally a private matter, unless you are a director of a listed company. Then you may have to...

  36. September 16, 2005

    Retailers wonder where the good times have gone

    Shoppers are not the only ones deserting the high street. Investors, too, have gone elsewhere, wiping £4.2bn, or 8.5 per...

  37. September 14, 2005

    Icelandic connection

    Forget St Michael at Marks and Spencer. If there were a patron saint of retailers it should surely be Jon Asgeir...

  38. September 14, 2005

    FCUK profits suffer as UK High Street remains difficult

    French Connection, the struggling UK fashion chain, dampened any hopes of a swift turnround in its fortunes as it reported...

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