BERLIN — Even a double-digit decline in U.S. sales and a smaller drop in its home market couldn’t prevent Hugo Boss AG from generating a sales increase in the first half of 2002.
Group sales for the Metzingen, Germany-based fashion firm AG rose 3 percent to $524.3 million in the first six months of 2002. In the U.S., however, sales fell to $100.9 million for the period, an 11 percent drop that was 13 percent in local currency. Dollar figures are converted from the euro at current exchange rates.
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