The Wall Street Journal
Zara’s parent company on Wednesday said it would continue to expand online as it reported upbeat first-half results versus competitors and gave a positive outlook, helping the world’s largest fashion retailer allay investor concerns it can’t keep pace with online-only rivals.
Inditex SA, whose brands also include Massimo Dutti and Pull&Bear, said sales at stores open for at least a year rose 4% in the six months to July 31 and that it expected comparable sales growth of 4% to 6% in the second half. While that’s below recent years, when Zara was notching up to 10% year-over-year growth, it is stronger than many peers.. . . more