DGAP-News: Gerry Weber Retail reports excellent sales figures also in January 2014

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Gerry Weber Retail reports excellent sales figures also in January

13.02.2014 / 07:40


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GERRY WEBER Retail reports excellent sales figures also in January 2014

  - Like-for-like revenues for first quarter of 2013/14 up 3.2%

  - Clearly improved sales density per square metre in company-managed

 (Halle/Westphalia, 13 February 2014) According to preliminary figures
presented by the GERRY WEBER Group's Retail segment, the first quarter of
the current financial year saw like-for-like sales revenues rise by 3.2%
compared to the prior-year period. Like-for-like sales in the German Houses
of GERRY WEBER and mono-label stores even advanced by 5.1%. An independent
panel for the German textile industry shows nationwide fashion sales for
November, December 2013 up 5% and down 4% as well as for January 2014 up
2%, respectively.

With new stores included in the count, we expect to see total Retail sales
rise by approximately 13% in the first quarter of 2013/14. Apart from
consumers' good acceptance of our new, modern collections, this increase
was primarily driven by improved stock turnover rate in our company-managed
shops. While the stock turnover rate in the past financial year 2012/13 was
still below 4x, it was boosted to more than 6x in the first quarter of
2013/14. Our stores are set to achieve further productivity gains as a
result of the launch of new accessories and licensed products branded
'GERRY WEBER Accessories'.

We also plan to support our national and international wholesale partners
in optimising their showroom and inventory management. Our 'Trusted
Wholesale Limit Concept' allow retailers to tap into and to use our
constantly updated knowledge of current sales trends. CEO Gerhard Weber
explains the concept: 'Every day we receive detailed sales figures from
more than 6,000 points of sale worldwide. Our specialists know exactly
which collection items, colours and sizes are most sought after in our
individual geographic markets and shop types. This allows us to constantly
improve not only the presentation of our merchandise but also the
composition of collection shipments to specific retail spaces - a win-win
situation for both partners.'

Admitted to the Regulated Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime
ISIN: DE0003304101
WKN: 330410


Investor Relations Contact                Press Contact
GERRY WEBER International AG              GERRY WEBER International AG
Claudia Kellert                           Nina Lauterbach
Neulehenstraße 8                          Neulehenstraße 8
D - 33790 Halle/Westphalia                D - 33790 Halle/Westphalia
phone: +49 (0) 52 01-185 8422             phone: +49 (0) 52 01-185 320
email: c.kellert@gerryweber.de            email: n.lauterbach@gerryweber.de


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Language:    English                                            
Company:     Gerry Weber International AG                       
             Neulehenstraße 8                                   
             33790 Halle/Westfalen                              
Phone:       +49 (0)5201 185-0                                  
Fax:         +49 (0)5201 5857                                   
E-mail:      c.kellert@gerryweber.de                            
Internet:    www.gerryweber-ag.de                               
ISIN:        DE0003304101                                       
WKN:         330410                                             
Indices:     MDAX                                               
Listed:      Regulierter Markt in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt (Prime  
             Standard); Freiverkehr in Berlin, Stuttgart        
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