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Birks to Accept Payment in Bitcoin
Customers will soon be able to pay in Bitcoin at eight BirksGroup stores in Canada, the retailer said. The jeweler claims to be the first luxury retailer in Canadato accept the cryptocurrency. The service will be available at the end...
Retail Nov 28, 2018 Rapaport News
Montreal Relaunch Boosts Birks Results
Birks Group’s sales grew in the six months to September 29as the retailer opened its renovated flagship store in Montreal, Canada.Sales rose 6% to CAD 68.7 million ($51.9 million) in thefiscal first half at the jeweler’s continuing...
Retail Nov 25, 2018 Rapaport News
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First Graff Canada Boutique to Open at Birks
Birks Group is launching its first Canadian store dedicated to Graff Diamonds jewelry. Birks will open the boutique this month on West Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver, solely offering Graff’s high-end jewelry and watches,...
Retail Nov 04, 2018 Rapaport News
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Mayors Sale Saves Birks from Loss
Birks Group’s profit more than doubled in the past fiscalyear after the Canadian retailer sold subsidiary Mayors Jewelers. Profit grew to $11.7 million for the 12 months ending March31 from $4.9 million a year...
Retail Jul 05, 2018 Rapaport News
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Birks Gets New Omni-Channel VP
Canada-based jewelry retailer Birks Group hasappointed Aurélie Pépion vice president of omni-channel sales and operations. Pépion (pictured) has more than13 years of management experience with luxury brands. She was most recently themanaging...
Retail Apr 12, 2018 Rapaport News
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Birks Slides During Holidays
Birks Group’s November and December sales declined 4% due toongoing renovations at two flagship stores and weak consumer sentiment in Canada, the jeweler reported Friday. The Montreal-based company noted comparable store sales grew...
Retail Jan 15, 2018 Rapaport News
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Birks Sales Sink as Transition Continues
Shares in Birks Group tumbled 26% in the past two weeks after the jeweler reported a 10% drop in same-store sales during the fiscal half-year that ended September 23. “The major renovations at our two...
Retail Nov 26, 2017 Rapaport News
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Birks Shows Canada Pride with Renard Line
Canadian jewelry retailer Birks Group has partnered withrough producer Stornoway Diamond Corporation to sell stones from the new Renardmine in Quebec.Birks launched a showcase of the first 200 diamonds from themine at its Montreal flagship...
Retail May 14, 2017 Rapaport News
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Birks Inks Deal to Sell Diamonds in Asia
Montreal-based Birks Group has tied up with onlineretailer Luxify to sell top-end polished diamonds to consumers in Asia.The companies will offer rare diamonds of Canadian origin onthe Luxify ecommerce site, including the 35.11-carat, fancy darkyellowish-brown...
Retail Jan 26, 2017 Rapaport News
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Birks Holiday Sales Defy U.S. Jewelry Dip
Birks Group reported comparable-store sales grew 11 percent in a record holiday season for the retailer as the average spend per shopper rose and agreater proportion of store visits translated into purchases.Comparable-store sales jumped 16 percent...
Retail Jan 15, 2017 Rapaport News
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Birks Credits Strategic Goals in New Deal
Birks Group has negotiated new credit terms that it sayswill enable continued implementation of its growth strategy. “We feel encouraged that our lenders have recognizedmanagement’s efforts to restructure the company and to improve the...
Retail Dec 26, 2016 Rapaport News
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Birks Slides to Loss in Weak Canada Economy
Birks Group fell into the red in the first fiscal halfbecause of tougher economic conditions in Western Canada.Sales fell 3 percent to $129.7 million in the 26 weeks thatended September 24, the Montreal-based company reported. Revenue from...
Retail Nov 23, 2016 Rapaport News
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Birks Group Returns to Profit
Birks Group swung to a profit in fiscal 2016 following arestructuring as comparable sales rose, driven by new store designs, new collectionsand marketing campaigns.Net income stood at $5.4 million in the 12 months that endedMarch 26 versus a loss of $8.6...
Retail Jul 06, 2016 Rapaport News
Birks Sells Corporate Sales Division to Rideau
Birks Group sold its Corporate Sales Division, also known as "Birks Business", to Rideau Recognition Solutions for $4.3 million (CAD $5.6 million). The Corporate Sales Division services business customers by providing them with...
Retail Aug 05, 2015
Birks Creates Campaign for 10th Anniversary of the Amorique Diamond
Birks is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its proprietary diamond cut – the Birks Amorique Diamond – with a new marketing campaign and collection that is set to launch on April 1. Featuring actress Rachelle Lefevre of Canada, Birks described...
Marketing Mar 31, 2015 Jeff Miller
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Birks Pays Tribute to 10 Canadian Women of Film on Sept. 10
Birks will host its second annual diamond tribute to 10 Canadian women directors and actors on September 10 at the Birks store on Bloor Street West in Toronto, presented in partnership with Telefilm Canada. This year's honorees are...
Marketing Sep 03, 2014 Jeff Miller
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Birks' Sales Improve, Loss Grows to $8M
Birks Group Inc. reported that sales climbed 2.2 percent year on year to $57.3 million for the second quarter that ended on September 28. Same-store sales rose 11 percent; however, the jewelry retailer operated...
Financial-Legal Nov 14, 2013 Jeff Miller
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Maison Birks to Open in Beijing
Maison Birks expects to open its first store in China, following the Chinese New Year in early 2014. The store will be located at the Xanadu Plaza in the central business district of Beijing and feature branded...
Retail Oct 17, 2013 Jeff Miller
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Birks & Mayors Changes Name, Ticker Symbol
Birks & Mayors Inc. changed its corporate name to Birks Group Inc. today and its ticker symbol became ''BGI'' on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE MKT). The change better represented the...
Financial-Legal Oct 01, 2013 Jeff Miller
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Telefilm, Maison Birks Honor 10 Canadian Directors, Actors
Ten female film directors and actors will be honored on September 11, at the Maison Birks' Bloor Street W. store in Toronto, Canada during an inaugural ''Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year's Women in Film,'' in partnership with Telefilm...
Marketing Aug 30, 2013 Jeff Miller
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