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Ethel Austin


Ethel Austin's administrators are to sell up to 32 discount stores to a new company called Ricli, saving about 200 jobs.
31-Jul-2012


Ethel Austin is to rebrand its 90 fashion stores under the new Life & Style name, and 20 new shops will open.
02-Aug-2010


Ethel Austin is to sell 90 of its 276 fashion stores out of administration to its former owner, securing the future of almost 1,200 jobs.
06-Apr-2010


Ethel Austin is planning to open a further 100 fashion stores across the country in 2010.
31-Dec-2009


Ethel Austin has been bought out of administration by Elaine McPherson, saving 200 jobs at the Merseyside-based chain of discount fashion stores.
20-May-2008


Ethel Austin has secured a £5m cash injection that will be used to fund a marketing campaign, refurbish its 307 value clothing stores and open three new outlets next year.
16-Oct-2007


Ethel Austin is investing £5.6m in the refurbishment of its chain of 310 discount stores, and has already completed 40 sites.
28-Jun-2006


Ethel Austin has been acquired by ABN Amro for £122m, and plans to expand its chain of 271 discount clothing stores to 470 over the next five years.
14-Jun-2004


Ethel Austin is to open 40 discount clothing stores a year until 2009, and is currently in exclusive takeover talks with ABN Amro Capital.
27-May-2004


Ethel Austin is to open discount clothing outlets at 20 Co-op stores across the country next year, and a further 20 stand-alone stores will open before the end of this year.
26-Sep-2003


Ethel Austin is planning to open eight value clothing stores over the next six months, taking its chain to 250.
02-Jun-2003


Ethel Austin is planning to open a further 100 discount clothing stores following its recent acquisition by Lloyds TSB Development Capital, and the business is expected to be sold to a trade buyer or floated in three years time.
27-Jun-2002


Ethel Austin, the discount clothing retailer with 238 outlets, is to undergo a £45m management buy-out backed by Lloyds TSB Development Capital.
21-Jun-2002


Ethel Austin is planning to open a further 20 discount clothing stores in major cities throughout the country, to add to the existing 240.
28-Feb-2002