Macintosh Retail Group's turnover dropped slightly in the first half of 2015, particularly because it has closed down several divisions compared to last year. Those closures did help to drop the company's losses a lot.
Online performs well
The group's total turnover dropped 3 % to 204 million euro. It not only closed 9 % of its stores compared to a year ago, it also carried out a lot of discounts, both of which impacted its bottom line.
Net losses have also dropped however, from 31 to 4 million euro, which is a positive consequence of its store sales - like the 16 million euro sale of its Nea International chain in May 2015. It will continue to slim down in the upcoming months as it intends to sell off Kwantum and its British activities this year.
The current results have left people at Macintosh Retail Group with mixed feelings: "We topped our significant H1 2014 Fashion NL market share growth by both online and like-for-like offline growth in H1 2015. In Belgium our cross channel strategy also resulted in above market online growth", CEO Kurt Staelens said.
Macintosh's online turnover has also grown a lot: Dutch online turnover at the shoe stores has grown 22.3 % while its BeLux online performance grew 19.2 %. There is a marked difference with its offline turnover, which dropped 4.8 % in the Netherlands and 0.4 % in the BeLux area. In total, its turnover at the Dutch shoe stores dropped 2.2 % while it grew 0.2 % in the BeLux area.