In for the long haul Stephen Marks, French Connection's chairman and chief executive, has just experienced the most difficult winter season in all his years in business. That's saying something considering he founded the fashion company in 1972, and rescued it after the recession of 1989.
Up for the challenge Holders Technology sees the current year as “one of both significant challenge and great opportunity”, a fair assessment considering the stress on the distributor’s finances as it repositions itself in a growth market.
The price is wrong Churchill China is a stable, profitable manufacturer of tableware with a proud heritage that has found an answer to low-cost competition. The only questionable thing about it is the price.
More speculative than it looks With an oligopolistic position in the milk recording market National Milk Records is a promising candidate for the Thrifty 30 but its pension obligation leaves a sour taste in the mouth.