Lacoste Aims for 10% Growth in 2012, CEO Chenut Tells Figaro

Lacoste SA, the French clothing company known for its crocodile insignia, is aiming for growth of 10 percent this year, Chief Executive Officer Christophe Chenut said in an interview with Le Figaro.

Lacoste’s younger, urban line called Lacoste Live now represents 10 percent of sales, the newspaper said. The company aims to boost the share of its women’s collections to 25 or 30 percent of sales, from 20 percent currently, the newspaper said.

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