Modest sales rise for Bauhaus International

With two more shops at year’s end, apparel company Bauhaus International (Holdings) had a modest rise in same-store sales for its latest nine months.

The quarter reverses a trend of declining sales and store closures by the streetwear retailer.

Unaudited figures show sales growth was up 9 per cent for Hong Kong and Macau with a weighted average of 65 shops for the third quarter, while for the nine months growth was 4 per cent from 64 shops.

Bauhaus designs and makes apparel and accessories which it wholesales and retails under its brand names including Bauhaus, Salad and Tough, and retails third-party labels including Superdry.

With a constant 82 shops, Taiwan saw sales fall 8 per cent for the quarter and 16 per cent for the year to date.

For Mainland China, 18 shops saw sales growth of 9 per cent for the quarter, while for the nine months growth was 12 per cent for 19 shops.

Overall, group sales growth was 4 per cent for 165 shops for the quarter, with a 1 per cent sales dip for 165 shops for the nine months.

At the end of the year the group had 198 self-managed offline shops, two fewer than nine months earlier.

These comprised 80 outlets in Hong Kong and Macau at March 31, dropping to 77 at year end, 91 in Taiwan rising to 96 by December 31, and no change in China with 25 shops.

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