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Net and Sales Gain for Year at Body Shop

LONDON — Body Shop International PLC has reported after-tax profits increased 41 percent to $29.4 million (19.6 million pounds) at current exchange rates for the year ended Feb. 28.

The results, disclosed Thursday, reflect strong growth in the…

— May 6, 1994

Article March 26, 2002


DESIGNS INC. SUFFERS $7.8M QUARTERLY LOSS

NEW YORK — Special charges and promotional selling produced heavy fourth-quarter losses for Designs Inc., which hopes to improve this year with expense controls and…

— March 26, 2002

Article April 30, 2002

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NU SKIN NET BEATS ESTIMATES

NEW YORK — Despite a strong U.S. dollar eating away at its overseas revenues, Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. reported earnings and sales growth in the first quarter.
For the three months ended…

— April 30, 2002

In Brief

ESCADA REBOUND: A day after it said it had sold its Escada Beaute division to Wella Group, Escada AG, the German ready-to-wear firm, reported first-quarter profits of $3.6 million, compared with a net loss of $5.4 million in…

— March 6, 2002

Cone Mills Drops $2.5M In ‘Worst Quarter’ Ever

NEW YORK — Cone Mills Corp. limited its bloodletting in the “worst quarter in recorded U.S. textile industry history” but wound up with a $36.5 million loss for the year.

The company reported a net loss of $2.5 million, or 14 cents a…

— February 13, 2002

Ralph’s E-Vision

Ralph’s got it — cybervision, that is. The designer plans to mine the online medium for a virtually instant, interactive read on fashion lovers’ favorites in his fall 2002 runway collection, slated for Thursday morning. Starting Friday,…

— February 13, 2002

Unite Files Lawsuit Against Enron, Auditor

WASHINGTON — UNITE claims to have lost “several million dollars” in retirement-fund investments in the Enron debacle and has filed a federal securities lawsuit in Houston against the energy giant and its auditor Arthur Andersen.

Bruce…

— February 11, 2002

Mothers Work Net Leaps 85.2%

NEW YORK — Maternity retailer Mothers Work Inc. delivered a successful first quarter, as income skyrocketed 85.2 percent on strong holiday sales, gross margin improvement and new accounting rules.

In addition, the Philadelphia-based…

— January 22, 2002

Sara Lee Net Plummets 80 percent In 2nd Quarter

NEW YORK — Impacted by restructuring initiatives and profit declines in its apparel business, Sara Lee on Thursday posted an 80 percent drop in second-quarter income, even though sales were up 5 percent.

Net income for the three…

— January 25, 2002

L’Oreal Reports 8.4 Percent Sales Gain

PARIS — French beauty giant L’Oreal posted consolidated sales for 2001 of $12.09 billion, up 8.4 percent over the previous year, and “in line with the group’s expectations.”

Dollar figures have been converted from the euro at current…

— January 25, 2002

Guilford Increases Stake in Mexican Partner to 75%

NEW YORK — Looking to further entrench itself in Mexico as a result of the North American Free Trade Agreement, Guilford Mills has increased its stake in its south-of-the-border partner from 20 percent to 75 percent.

Guilford’s Mexican partner…

— September 7, 1994

Article March 22, 2002


COLVIN: THE MAXIM EXPERIENCE

Byline: Holly Haber

DALLAS — The British magazine model is better than the American one.
At least according to Stephen Colvin, president of Dennis Publishing USA, which owns…

— March 22, 2002

Guerlain Set to Launch AHA Entry

PARIS — Guerlain is set to become the second major French prestige company to join the alpha-hydroxy acid treatment trend in the space of a few months.

In February, the company will launch a “gentle generation” antiwrinkle cream called…

— December 16, 1994

Bradlees has Profit in Period, Beats Wall Street Estimates

BRAINTREE, Mass. — Bradlees Inc. reported second-quarter earnings of $600,000, or 5 cents a share, against a loss of $4.95 million a year ago.

The results beat Wall Street’s estimate of 2 cents a share.

After hitting a 52-week high of…

— September 14, 1994

Article November 29, 1994


LESLIE FAY’S LAWYER CAUTIONS AGAINST MIDSTREAM SWITCH

NEW YORK — Bankruptcy counsel for The Leslie Fay Cos. told Bankruptcy Judge Tina L. Brozman Monday that removing the law firm as the apparel maker’s…

— November 29, 1994