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Shares of Moss Bros soared to an eight-year high in London trading after the suit hire and retailer unexpectedly said it will boost its dividend.

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Moss Bros is upbeat, but not suited by the weather

Retailer Moss Bros has warned that cash-strapped consumers are delaying hiring suits for weddings, and recent trading had been dampened by the wintry weather.

Moss Bros smartens up with 10.5% rise in sales

Moss Bros brought some pre-Christmas cheer to the UK’s troubled high street with a 10.5 per cent spike in sales, prompting the City to talk of the return of dividend payments.

We'd rather keep what we have, shoppers say

A flurry of pre-Christmas offers has failed to lure customers into the shops, disturbing figures from the ONS reveal. But James Thompson sees some shreds of hope

Moss Bros offloads Cecil Gee to JD Sports

The suit retailer Moss Bros has sold off its chain of Cecil Gee stores after two decades of ownership to JD Sports in a deal worth £1.7m.

Dixons blames cutbacks for consumer slump

Dixons retail, the owner of the Currys chain, blamed the "chilling effect" of government cutbacks for a dire slump in sales of electrical appliances and a profits warning yesterday.

Suits us, sir. Moss Bros sells Hugo Boss stores for £16m

The suit retailer Moss Bros hailed as "transformational" yesterday the decision to sell its 15 Hugo Boss franchise stores to the German clothing giant's UK business for £16.5m.

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Dan Plesch: Let's clear away the Trident delusion

Without the myth that we are an independent nuclear power, we could have a more positive relationship with the US

Terry Smith prepares fund manager launch

Terry Smith, the City of London veteran, is planning to launch a fund management company and is likely to step down from financial services group Collins Stewart before the new venture starts.

Brian Brick: Moss Bros Boss hopes smart moves will pay off

The Business Interview: He has ambitious plans to increase the menswear company's presence on our high streets, writes James Thompson

Moss Bros cautious despite sales rising

Sales at the menswear retailer Moss Bros are rising but it remains cautious about the outlook for the year ahead.

Thousands given free taste of Turf

Racing for Change initiative lures big crowd to Ascot but trial of decimal odds goes down badly with bookies
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