Primark owner Associated British Foods said its second half profits will show a substantial rise resulting in a very strong rise in annual earnings, but it saw a slight slowdown in sales growth at its fashion discount retailer.
Ten "Project Runway" designers -- seven decoys and three finalists -- unveiled their collections on Thursday, leaving the audience at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week guessing which was real and which wasn't.
Though the economy remains tough, we predict the strongest rise in spending since 2001 for 2010 with expenditure rising 0.7bn to 15.3bn. Department stores have reacted quickly to changing customer needs.
The german group Falke, specialized in hosiery, has just appointed Muriel Nègre-Wolmeringer to its international sales department to oversee the brands Falke and Burlington as well as Esprit licenses for socks.