Shares in focus: Can N Brown raise its game?

The shares aren’t cheap, but could they be a good buy for the long run? Phil Oakley investigates.

When thinking about clothing retailers, N Brown Group probably isn’t the first name that springs to mind. It doesn’t have a high profile – and there’s a good reason for this: it is plying its trade in a more specialised area: clothes and footwear for larger people. Its core brands trade as JD Williams, Jacamo and Simply Be.

The company started out as a catalogue retailer and has now successfully shifted over to the internet. It occupies a very profitable niche and does [...]

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