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Fashion seems to lift Lew’s mood

Solomon Lew has every reason to smile after delivering the best growth across the Premier Retail brand portfolio in years. While Smiggle and, to a lesser extent, the Peter Alexander chain have been generating good results for the company, the fashion brands have been less impressive in trading results. In the first half for the current financial year, Portmans, Jay Jays and Just Jeans all posted solid growth, while Jacquie E and Dotti had modest gains in sales. The performance of the Premier Ret