Austin reed also owned the cc brand rebranded from country casuals.
Owners said that some 35 austin reed and country casual stores are on the rapid closure list. Chairman john robins told shareholders at the austin reed annual meeting that the group has launched a complete review of its entire business which it will report further on later in the year. The group now operates 981. The austin reed group acquires classic womenswear brand cc formerly known as country casuals 2009.
If you click on them we may earn a small commission. With the addition of austin reed which we acquired earlier this year as well as country casuals and viyella we aim to continue this organic growth while always being ready to respond to other opportunities as they arise he said. The new broom at troubled austin reed today axed the retail director of its country casuals womenswear chain after disastrous sales. The austin reed group acquires heritage brand viyella.
The list in full. 1998 the austin reed group acquired classic brand cc formerly known as country casuals richard thompson acquired chester barrie from austin reed in 2005 kosugi sangyo was the austin reed ready to wear license holder in japan with retail value of 50 million. Austin reed and country casuals planned store closures. It is seeking rent reductions of 50 on these stores.