A war of words has erupted this week over House of Fraser’s collapse into administration and the subsequent treatment of its suppliers.
Philip Day’s Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group (EWM) has temporarily closed its House of Fraser concessions, including Berwin & Berwin, Jaeger, Jane Norman and Calvetron Brands while discussions continue, Drapers can reveal.
Mike Ashley has called for House of Fraser’s former directors to face an Insolvency Service inquiry, claiming they “misled” suppliers and warehouse operators.
Landlords hit back at Ashley's 'greedy' jibeSubscription
Landlords and property experts have hit back at Mike Ashley’s claims that “greedy landlords” will scupper his plans to save House of Fraser stores.
House of Fraser’s distribution centres in Wellingborough and Milton Keynes have closed again shortly after reopening, Drapers understands.
House of Fraser’s Plymouth store will remain open, new owner Sports Direct has confirmed.
House of Fraser’s distribution centres in Wellingborough and Milton Keynes are reopening on 24 August, following a standoff between the retailer’s new owner Mike Ashley and site operator XPO Logistics, Drapers has learned.
House of Fraser in Telford to remain openSubscription
House of Fraser in Telford will remain open, saving 150 jobs, it has been confirmed today.
Suppliers braced for more pain from HoF fallout Subscription
Mike Ashley secured House of Fraser’s future on London’s Oxford Street this week, however, suppliers have warned of job losses, profit shortfalls and even risk of closure as debts are revealed.
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley has signed to keep the House of Fraser flagship on Oxford Street open, in a move which “cements his intentions for the department store chain”.