Complementing the financial information given last month in connection with its refinancing, Macintosh Retail Group reported a net loss of €31.2 million for the first half of this year, compared with a loss of €17.3 million in the year-ago period. Operating losses (Ebit) increased to €27.5 million from €15.3 million, but the 768 “fashion core” stores that Dutch-based group is going to keep had a basically unchanged operating loss of €11.1 million in spite of an improved gross margin, due to high investments. The total turnover of the group went up by 6.8 percent to €405.4 million, but the “fashion core” retail operations outperformed the shoe market in the Netherlands, Belgium and the U.K., rising by 12.4 percent to €286.2 million. Their sales grew by 9.0 percent in the physical stores and by 47.5 percent online.