RAGTRADER

Swimwear label JETS is a key focus for international expansion by PAS Group, Ragtrader can reveal.  PAS Group CEO Eric Morris said the swimwear label, which was acquired in late 2015, has been achieving online sales growth of 200%.  Morris confirmed the brand will be targeted heavily toward the US consumer through online and wholesale, similar to the approach it has taken with the UK.  “We actually have some very good accounts internationally, in the UK we are in Selfridges and Harvey Nicholls.  In the US, we are also in some really good accounts.  We’ve just beefed up our whole agency agreement that we have got in the US, providing more resource capability and are looking to expand that into a broader distribution network in the US.”  Morris said JETS accounts in the US had grown dramatically over the short period of time, with the country accounting for 20% of the brand’s business today.  Morris said JETS has already launched into department store Neiman Marcus and premium swim and resortwear retailer Everything But Water, with the brand being shopped around to other US department store chains.