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Neil Saunders

Neil Saunders

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Lululemon bucks trend thanks to ‘strong brand, great products’

While some retailers lost momentum in the third quarter, Lululemon firmly bucked the trend and continued its run of strong growth unabated.

Tiffany in ‘a difficult position’ on lacklustre Hong Kong, home market sales

Both overall and comparable-store sales growth at Tiffany came in flat during the last quarter, neither metric helped by the challenges in Hong Kong which overshadowed strong trading in the Chinese mainland.

Poor sales, weak profit: Gap’s outlook is gloomy

There is no real surprise from Gap’s third-quarter figures: sales are poor, profit is weak although marginally better than forecast, and the outlook remains gloomy.

Gap’s second quarter sales decline reflects ‘a company in retreat’

Gap’s second quarter has proven to be mostly a continuation of the first, with negative results across nearly all segments of the business.

Bath & Body Works delivers ‘blistering performance’ for L Brands

As usual, the latest results from L Brands show a tale of two companies: Bath & Body Works put in a blistering performance, while Victoria’s Secret lost ground.

Versace adds gloss to Capri results

At headline level, the latest Capri results looks to have been a good quarter for the fashion retail owner, with revenues up by a solid 11.9 per cent.

Ralph Lauren now ‘headed in the right direction’

After a long run of fairly mediocre performance, Ralph Lauren has finally delivered a solid set of numbers.

Amazon income soars 63 per cent – here’s why

The latest Amazon results are positive – but there is now a clear divergence in performance between the top and bottom lines.

Abercrombie & Fitch results shows brand on ‘road to recovery’

Abercrombie & Fitch is on the right road to recovery.

J Crew CEO in ‘worrying’ sudden exit

The sudden departure of J Crew CEO Jim Brett worrying as it leaves the company leaderless at a time it desperately needs focus.

‘Anemic’ Ralph Lauren results shows more work to be done

The Ralph Lauren results are “characteristic of a brand that is still not entirely confident about its place in the fashion world”.

‘Deep-seated problems’ with Gap brand need to be resolved – ‘and soon’

The deep-seated problems at the Gap brand need to be resolved. And soon, says retail analyst Neil Saunders.