11 January 2016 - Janet Bird
A new plus size collection is to be launched by high street retailer River Island.
The RI Plus clothing range will be available in selected stores and online from March 2016.
Clothing will be available in sizes 18 to 24 and will include work and party wear, as well as denim and other basics.
The introduction of the new range comes during a period of increased profitability and growth for the retailer.
River Island achieved a 69.4 percent increase in pre-tax profits to 149.1 million in the year ending December 27 2014 and has expanded into South America, as well as opening stores in Malta, South Africa, the Philippines and Estonia, while still growing its presence in the Middle East, Holland, the UK and Sweden.