House of Fraser hits out at DebenhamsSubscription
House of Fraser has taken a swipe at struggling rival department store Debenhams with a disparaging discount.
Nigel Oddy to join New Look Subscription
Former House of Fraser chief executive Nigel Oddy will join New Look as chief operating officer on 1 April, Drapers can exclusively reveal.
HoF website to replatformSubscription
House of Fraser’s website will replatform on to the same provider as the wider Sports Direct Group later this year, Drapers can reveal.
Selfridges hit hardest by business rates hikeSubscription
The Selfridges and John Lewis stores on Oxford Street will be among the hardest hit retailers in London’s West End when the latest business rates hike takes effect in April.
House of Fraser Belfast secured Subscription
House of Fraser has secured a new long-term lease for its store in Belfast’s Victoria Square shopping centre and is planning a £10m refurbishment.
House of Fraser fulfilment centre to close Subscription
House of Fraser’s distribution centre in Wellingborough, run by XPO Logistics, will close this spring after months of uncertainty, leaving up to 280 workers without jobs.
Mike Ashley's grip on UK retail market revealedSubscription
Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley’s growing group of businesses captured 3.2% of all UK non-food retail spend in 2018, new research has shown.
Intu's House of Fraser stores to stay open Subscription
Sports Direct and Intu have agreed to keep the four House of Fraser stores in the shopping centre owner’s malls open.
House of Fraser’s Christmas sales drop Subscription
Sales at House of Fraser reportedly plummeted 60% year on year in the run up to Christmas.
Arcadia appoints Andy Harding to digital roleSubscription
Arcadia Group has appointed former House of Fraser chief customer officer Andy Harding as interim chief digital officer.
House of Fraser in Hull saved Subscription
The House of Fraser store in Hull has reportedly been saved from closure in a last-minute deal.
The chairman of Debenhams has challenged Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley to table a formal bid to buy the department store chain, in which he owns a 29% stake.
Sales edge up at Sports Direct Subscription
Group revenue at Sports Direct edged up 0.2% year on year for the 26 weeks to 28 October, despite the “struggles of the high street”.
Brands spooked by HoF closuresSubscription
Some brands supplying House of Fraser are delaying committing to orders for spring 19 because of continuing uncertainty about store closures at the department store chain.
Mike Ashley: 'Tax the web boys 20%'Subscription
At a parliamentary committee hearing, Sports Direct Group owner Mike Ashley has called for a 20% internet sales tax to save the “flatlining mainstream high street”.
House of Fraser Manchester to stay open Subscription
The House of Fraser Kendals store in Manchester has been saved from closure following an agreement with the landlord.
This week's fashion industry job changes: including Jack Wills, Christopher Raeburn and House of FraserSubscription
Your need-to-know summary of high profile job changes in the fashion retail sector
Mike Ashley snaps up former BHS store from IntuSubscription
Mike Ashley has bought the long leasehold of the former BHS store in Derby from shopping centre owner Intu.
Redundancies loom at House of Fraser head officeSubscription
House of Fraser has placed several roles into consultation as it prepares to close its head office on London’s Baker Street, Drapers understands.
In the week leading up to Black Friday, one by one retailers are unveiling their discounts. Drapers brings you a roundup of the latest offers.
More House of Fraser store closures confirmedSubscription
The House of Fraser stores in Nottingham, Norwich, the Lakeside shopping centre in Essex and Metrocentre in Gateshead will close in the new year after Sports Direct failed to agree a deal with landlord Intu, Drapers can reveal.
House of Fraser readying more store closuresSubscription
House of Fraser may be set to announce a fresh round of store closures, after landlords reportedly refused to agree to owner Mike Ashley’s new leasing terms.
House of Fraser hits Mulberry’s bottom line Subscription
Mulberry made a loss before tax of £8.2m for the six months to 30 September 2018, up from a loss of £600,0000 for the same period in 2017, following House of Fraser’s fall into administration and costs associated with launching into Korea.
House of Fraser in Manchester to closeSubscription
House of Fraser’s Manchester store will close in January.
Ashley buys Glasgow’s House of FraserSubscription
Mike Ashley has vowed to create the “Harrods of the North” after he secured the freehold for House of Fraser’s Glasgow store in a £95m deal.
Ashley eyes HoF store freeholds Subscription
Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley is understood to be in discussions to buy the freeholds of several House of Fraser stores.
Exeter House of Fraser to closeSubscription
The House of Fraser store in Exeter is reportedly set to close in January.
Ashley injects 'own DNA' into House of FraserSubscription
House of Fraser suppliers and industry sources expressed little surprise today as Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley culled senior management at the troubled department store chain.
Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has sacked the entire senior management team at House of Fraser weeks after it bought the troubled department store.
Anya Hindmarch losses mount to £28.2mSubscription
Anya Hindmarch has reported pre-tax losses of £28.2m in the year to 30 December 2017, as the luxury handbag and accessories brand reduced its physical footprint.
The owner of The Brunel shopping centre has hit out at Sports Direct’s decision to close the Swindon branch of House of Fraser.
Mike Ashley to close three House of Fraser stores Subscription
House of Fraser is to close three stores imminently after owner Mike Ashley said he was unable to agree terms with “greedy landlords”.
House of Fraser website back onlineSubscription
House of Fraser’s website has been relaunched more than a month after it was taken offline.
Customers with unused House of Fraser gift cards are still waiting on refunds after the department store chain stopped accepting gift card purchases in stores, it has been reported.
Exclusive: Supplier to cut jobs amid HoF fallout Subscription
Berwin & Berwin, a men’s tailoring supplier that is part of Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group, has entered into a consultation period with a number of employees at its Leeds site, after it failed to reach an agreement with House of Fraser’s new owner Sports Direct over future trading terms.
House of Fraser is to axe its remaining house brands as it reshapes its strategy under new owner Sports Direct, Drapers understands.
Sports Direct denies Debenhams takeover bidSubscription
Sports Direct confirmed it does not intend to make an offer to acquire Debenhams, after a director admitted yesterday that merging it with House of Fraser had been discussed at board level.
Department stores face fight for survivalSubscription
The UK department store sector remained in turmoil this week, as question marks hung over the future of anchor stores in many shopping centres and high streets.
KPMG owed £277k for House of Fraser CVASubscription
Accountancy firm KPMG has accrued losses of £277,533 after being paid just less than half the fees it was owed by House of Fraser for work on its company voluntary arrangement (CVA).
House of Fraser website set to reopenSubscription
The House of Fraser website could be set to reopen next week after a deal was struck with its warehouse operator.
Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct is understood to have offered loans to some suppliers that are struggling to cope with unpaid debts from the collapse of House of Fraser.
House of Fraser supplier Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group (EWM) is pulling all its stock, including own-brand House of Fraser ranges it manufactures, out of the department stores after negotiations with its owner, Sports Direct, collapsed, Drapers can reveal.
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.