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Lew still sour on Country Road

  Premier Investments has posted a 1.8 per cent increase in trading profits for the 2013 financial year, yet chairman, Solomon Lew, remains cranky about the performance of fashion rival, Country Road which lifted earnings by 172.6 per cent in the same period. Lew has remained a disgruntled 11.9 per cent shareholder in Country Road after close to 88 per cent of the apparel retailer’s shares were acquired by South African-based Woolworths International last year. Lew’s strategy in retaini