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  • High street canterbury kent

    'Broken' business rates take toll on high streetsSubscription

    News21 January 2020

    The retail industry is calling for urgent action on business rates from the government as high streets across the UK prepare for another wave of store closures.

  • Jack wills and mike ashley

    Frasers Group closes further Jack Wills storesSubscription

    News16 January 2020

    Frasers Group has announced the closure of a further six Jack Wills stores, after its acquisition of the lifestyle brand last August. 

  • Sports direct thurrock

    Frasers Group demands business rates reform from BorisSubscription

    News14 January 2020

    Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group, formerly Sports Direct, has called for an “urgent fundamental review” of business rates to prevent “desolate” high streets in a letter to the prime minister Boris Johnson. 

  • Most read stories index

    The top 10 stories of 2019Subscription

    News27 December 2019

    2019 has been a tough year for fashion brands and retailers, which is reflected in the rather dismal tone of many of this year’s top 10 most-read online stories. 

  • Flannels, Victoria Square, Belfast

    First look: Flannels opens biggest store in BelfastSubscription

    News18 December 2019

    Luxury retailer Flannels has opened its biggest store yet in a former House of Fraser store on Belfast’s Victoria Square.

  • Sports direct thurrock

    Business rates could fuel House of Fraser closures, says AshleySubscription

    News16 December 2019

    Sports Direct will decide on the closure of loss-making House of Fraser stores within “months” if the government fails to change the current business rates system, CEO Mike Ashley has said.

  • Sports direct thurrock

    Sports Direct revenues riseSubscription

    News16 December 2019

    Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct International has reported rising revenue and profits as the retail group reaps the rewards of acquisitions, a strong performance in its premium lifestyle division and the sale of its Shirebrook distribution centre.

  • Nike and Adidas at the Icon outlet

    Drapers investigates: Do Nike and Adidas hold too much power?Subscription

    Features12 December 2019

    Drapers investigates the dominance of Nike and Adidas in the sportswear industry as they both shift toward direct-to-consumer strategies.

  • ashley hof

    Sports Direct blames Harrods for HoF store closureSubscription

    News12 December 2019

    Mike Ashley is to close the Milton Keynes House of Fraser store, blaming Harrods for the expected 172 job losses.

  • lillywhites

    Sports Direct offers up Lillywhites London leaseSubscription

    News6 December 2019

    Sports Direct could be on the cusp of ditching its Lillywhites store on London’s Piccadilly Circus, having reportedly put its lease on the market. 

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