Cath Kidston’s range of homeware, bags and clothing in distinctive signature prints are favourites with Asian customers, and 133 of the retailer’s 219 shops are in Asia. Last year, chief executive Kenny Wilson, 51, led a buyout backed by Baring Private Equity valuing the group at £250m. The lifestyle retailer plans to open a further 10 stores in Japan in the next year and, with 35% of its customers’ purchases now made online, to improve its ecommerce operation.
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