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    1. September 18, 2014

      French Connection shares fall despite smaller loss

      Shares in French Connection fell 13.8 per cent on Thursday despite the fashion retailer narrowing losses in the first half...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. beyondbrics

      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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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,...

    31. 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...

    32. 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,...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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