UPDATE 1-Retailer N Brown posts strong online growth in first half

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Oct 11 British plus-size fashion retailer N
Brown Group Plc said it posted strong growth in online
sales during the first half while total group revenue rose
marginally.

Shares of N Brown rose as much as 12 percent, making them
the top gainers on the FTSE 250 midcap index.

The company, known for its brands SimplyBe and Jacamo, said
online revenue rose 7.5 percent year-on-year, with 70 percent of
its online traffic coming from mobile devices.

N Brown, which has reduced its range of non-core home and
electrical items to focus on fashion clothing, said total group
revenue rose 1 percent to 429.4 million pounds ($534 million).

However, the Manchester-based company said adjusted pre-tax
profit fell 19.8 percent to 31.6 million.

The retailer said the Autumn Winter season has started…

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