UK fashion brand French Connection has released the results of the trading for the last six month. Despite the difficult market conditions, the profit for the first half of the year is totally in-line with management expectations and the group achieved growing sales in UK stores. With net cash of approximately €35 million and winter wholesale orders, which are ahead of last year, the Group approaches the season confidently. 

The French Connection Group comprises retail and wholesale businesses in the UK/Europe, the US, Canada, Hong Kong and China along with licensed partners operating in a number of other countries. In addition, the group operates brand licences for partners to produce fragrances, jewellery, accessories, shoes and eyewear.