The group, which also owns online retailer JD Williams, entered into a consultation with staff on Thursday, saying that weak footfall on the high street means it has to close stores. Revenue at JD Williams declined 2 percent, but increased 9.3 percent at Simply Be and 2 percent at Jacamo.
Elsewhere, global revenue fell, with United States of America sales down 7.2%, although encouragingly, N Brown's Financial Services business grew by a better than expected 9%. N Brown said its performance in the USA was impacted by significantly reducing investment in offline recruitment, in-line with its wider strategy.
Eliminating losses should be positive for the investment case, so today's 6.1% share price decline to 185.6p reflects N Brown's underwhelming first quarter showing, albeit delivered in a tough period for most United Kingdom apparel retailers.
Last year, the stores - which focus on "speciality fit" clothing for larger sizes and shorter and taller people - generated £15million of sales, which is just 2% of group revenue.
Analysts at N+1 Singer said in a note: "Today's first quarter update is solid in context with the dire conditions for the first part of the quarter, including Easter. The drag from former Fifty Plus customer migration is yet to wash through but they are optimistic about the measures to resolve this through the course of the year".
Bourdain, 61, took his own life last week in France while working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series. The network confirmed Bourdain's death on Friday in a statement to Us, honoring his "love of great adventure".
According to the station, the shooting took place around 11:15 a.m.in the area where police escort suspects into the courthouse. The building is used for juvenile court, but Blair says it is unknown whether the suspect is a juvenile or an adult.
Jackson was also critical of Sessions, saying in the past, Bible verses have been used to justify various atrocities. Sanders to answer concerns over Trump administration policy of separating children from their parents at USA border.
Portugal and Spain are both now playing catch-up in Group B as Iran shocked Morocco 1-0 earlier in the day to top the section. Reported Wolverhampton Wanderers target Rui Patricio featured for Portugal against Spain at the World Cup on Friday.
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Of course, any time there's a player that could possibly be on the trading block the Boston Celtics have to get involved. A healthy Leonard is probably also one of the five best players in the National Basketball Association right now.
The company began to tumble after The Wall Street Journal poked holes in the testing, and Friday's indictment is the latest blow. Holmes and Theranos reached a settlement with the SEC, while the SEC said it would take its case against Balwani to court.
After talks in Beijing and Washington , a preliminary deal was struck that appeared to put the trade restrictions on hold . In April, the United States revealed an initial list targeting about 1300 products worth $US50 billion in Chinese imports.
The suit , brought by Students for Fair Admissions, says Harvard imposes what is in effect a soft quota of "racial balancing". Friday's court filings followed a battle over a trove of Harvard data reviewed by lawyers earlier in the lawsuit.
That said, he isn't the only golfer who experienced issues at Shinnecock today. "I'm not saying it's going to, but it could". He birdied the par-4 15th hole but quickly negated the gained stroke with a bogey on the par-5 16th to move back to 6 over.
People attend a rally protesting the separation of children from their families while crossing the United States border. Since the policy was announced, about 500 children have been separated from their parents, said Miguel A.
Relay for Life to be held in Minford
Participants will circle a track that is surrounded with glowing luminaria that bear the name of someone who has battled cancer. Nurse Nancy Harmon, in wheelchair, is joined by her friends and family members for the Survivors Lap that kicks off the event.
Majority of S.Koreans view DPRK-US summit positively
During the interview, the subject of Trump's recent Singapore summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un arose. President Donald Trump admires how North Korean President Kim Jong-un is deferentially treated by his citizens.
Donald Trump Wants "His People" To Treat Him Like Kim Jung
A united Korea with the North's nuclear weapons capability and the South's economic and technological prowess is a possibility . In late May, Trump abruptly called off the meeting after North Korea made hostile remarks through its state-run media outlet.
Oil prices waver amid OPEC report
Schumer spoke as he stood in front of the price sign - regular for $3.09 - at an Exxon station on Capitol Hill. OPEC is under scrutiny in Congress, too.
Morocco own goal hands late victory to Iran
The Atlas Lions started the game brightly with highly- rated Schalke youngster Amine Harit shooting wide from the edge of the box. There was an explosion of joy among the Iranian squad, with coaching staff and substitutes sprinting onto the field and jumping.