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    Barneys explores bankruptcySubscription

    News15 July 2019

    US department store Barneys is believed to be considering filing for bankruptcy.

  • Morleys

    Morleys Stores promotes Nigel Blow to CEOSubscription

    News19 March 2019

    Independent department store group Morleys Stores has promoted its non-executive director, Nigel Blow, to chief executive as it restructures its senior management team.

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    Tudor Williams to close New Malden storeSubscription

    News6 March 2019

    Surrey-based independent department store chain Tudor Williams is closing its New Malden branch after 106 years of trading.

  • Debenhams watford (8)

    Debenhams to offer free parkingSubscription

    News29 November 2018

    Debenhams is offering up to two hours of free parking for its customers to encourage them to do their Christmas shopping next week, Drapers can reveal. 

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    Debenhams to shut up to 50 storesSubscription

    News25 October 2018

    Debenhams plans to axe up to 50 underperforming stores in a bid to turn around its ailing fortunes.

  • Sears (2)

    Sears files for bankruptcy protectionSubscription

    News15 October 2018

    US department store giant Sears has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, after struggling with debts and losses in the American retail market.

  • Fenwick Bracknell escalators

    Fenwick axes jobs as profits plummetSubscription

    News4 September 2018

    Fenwick is to axe more than 400 jobs after its pre-tax profits nose-dived.

  • House of Fraser on King William Street in the City of London

    Is this the death of the department store?Subscription

    Features10 August 2018

    Following Mike Ashley’s purchase of House of Fraser out of administration, Drapers asks industry experts what department stores need to do to survive and thrive.

  • Jacques Vert

    Calvetron ‘tip of the iceberg’ for concession collapsesSubscription

    News6 July 2018

    Struggling department stores and a shift in consumer behaviour could lead to more concession businesses like Calvetron falling into administration, industry insiders have said.

  • house of fraser rushden

    House of Fraser CVA under threat as lenders demand new fundsSubscription

    News1 June 2018

    Lenders to the embattled department store House of Fraser are said to be demanding evidence that the retailer’s Chinese owner will invest fresh funding into the business.

  • Flannels silverburn menswear

    Department store numbers fall by quarterSubscription

    News29 May 2018

    The number of large department stores in England has been slashed by a quarter in less than a decade, new research has shown.

  • john lewis white city

    Footwear fuels fashion sales at John Lewis Subscription

    News1 May 2018

    Fashion sales at John Lewis edged up 2% year on year for the week to 28 April, driven by record sales of footwear.

  • harvey nichols new menswear destination international designer 2

    Farfetch: is this the future for department stores online?Subscription

    News20 March 2018

    Harvey Nichols signing up to the Farfetch platform could signal a “new age” for the department store model at a time when many are struggling to find a place for themselves, industry experts have argued.

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    Debenhams shuts Folkestone store after floodingSubscription

    News5 March 2018

    Debenhams’ store in Folkestone, Kent has shut for a number of days in the wake of flood damage caused by the “Beast from the East” and Storm Emma.

  • Westfield london phase 2 expansion night view

    First look at Westfield London’s £600m extensionSubscription

    Shopwatch26 February 2018

    Four years after construction began on Westfield London’s £600m extension, Drapers tours the site and its £33m John Lewis anchor, to find out how the shopping centre plans to attract new customers ahead of the March opening.

  • Fenwick Bracknell

    Fenwick names new buying bossSubscription

    News29 January 2018

    Fenwick has appointed former Selfridges buying director Jayne Demuro as its new buying and merchandising director.

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    Outlook gloomy for department stores, says MoodysSubscription

    News23 January 2018

    Traditional department stores will continue to “struggle” in 2018 and an improvement in credit quality is “unlikely” following a weak Christmas, ratings agency Moody’s has said.

  • Black Friday deals

    Indies cave in to Black Friday discountingSubscription

    News21 November 2017

    Independent retailers across the UK have given into pressure to discount stock for Black Friday as department stores and multi-brand etailers unveil their deals for the period running up to 24 November.  

  • Fenwick Bracknell

    Cautious Fenwick warns of pressures aheadSubscription

    News8 November 2017

    Fenwick has kicked off a strategic review to ensure it “prospers” in the face of future challenges, after reporting a fall in full-year turnover and profits.

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    Visage Group hires HoF product director Subscription

    News1 November 2017

    Manchester-based supplier Visage Group has hired House of Fraser’s product director Emma Worley as its new senior vice president of commercial.

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