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    Debenhams reveals first stores to reopen Subscription

    News4 June 2020

    Debenhams has announced it will reopen 50 of its stores in England on 15 June, following the temporary closure of its store estate under coronavirus lockdown restrictions. 

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    No immediate plans for new Debenhams CEOSubscription

    News1 June 2020

    Debenhams will be run by its existing senior team, including managing director for fashion and home Steven Cook, while it prepares for the next phase of its turnaround. 

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    Further store closures loom at DebenhamsSubscription

    News29 May 2020

    Struggling department store chain Debenhams is in discussions with landlords about the possible permanent closure of a further five stores, and has saved two of its Hammerson-owned stores that were due to be taken over by Next. 

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    Debenhams cuts hundreds of head office rolesSubscription

    News28 May 2020

    Debenhams has today cut hundreds of head office roles following its second collapse into administration earlier this year, and has revealed its plans to reopen stores next month.

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    Drapers Investigates: UK restructuring takes toll on Irish retailSubscription

    Features21 May 2020

    Drapers analyses why UK retailers are choosing to wind down their Irish arms, and the impact it is having on the country’s retail scene. 

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    Debenhams to shut five storesSubscription

    News7 May 2020

    Ailing department store Debenhams is to shut five stores in Hammerson shopping centres after failing to agree terms with the landlord.

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    Comment: What do struggling retailers have in common?Subscription

    Comment1 May 2020

    Fashion brand consultant Elizabeth Stiles, who formerly worked in fashion buying and supplier account management for brands such as Urban Outfitters, Next, Miss Selfridge, New Look and Asda, reveals the common factors responsible for several retailers’ current troubles.

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    Who is vulnerable in fashion retail – an administrator's viewSubscription

    Comment30 April 2020

    Erin Brookes, managing director and head of retail at Alvarez & Marsal, discusses how the restructuring firm behind Cath Kidston’s administration and footwear retailer Office’s sale process is spotting vulnerable retailers in the current retail climate. 

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    Coronavirus: Debenhams snaps up discounted stockSubscription

    News27 April 2020

    Debenhams has been purchasing discounted clothing stock unwanted by other retailers to help fill gaps in its seasonal ranges.  

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    The Monday Briefing: Sports Direct, John Lewis and Debenhams Subscription

    News27 April 2020

    What you may have missed from this weekend’s newspaper. 

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    Debenhams warns on Welsh store closures Subscription

    News24 April 2020

    Debenhams’ chairman has warned the Welsh government that if it does not reverse its U-turn decision on business rates relief then the majority of its Welsh stores will not reopen after the coronavirus lockdown, putting around 900 jobs at risk. 

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    Debenhams liquidates Irish business Subscription

    News16 April 2020

    Debenhams directors will commence a liquidation process on its Irish, Hong Kong and Bangladesh businesses today, after its UK arm collapsed into administration last week.

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    Debenhams appoints administrators Subscription

    News9 April 2020

    Struggling department store group Debenhams has today appointed advisory firm FRP Advisory as administrators, in order to protect the UK business from liquidation. 

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    What does Debenhams' administration mean for creditors?Subscription

    News6 April 2020

    Suppliers have expressed concerns about Debenhams’ long-term future as the beleaguered department store chain prepares to enter administration amid the economic pressures of the coronavirus epidemic. 

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    Debenhams files notice to appoint administrators Subscription

    News6 April 2020

    Department store Debenhams has today filed a notice to appoint administrators. 

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    Debenhams prepares for fresh administration Subscription

    News3 April 2020

    Debenhams is preparing to file a notice of intention to appoint administrators as early as next week, as it continues to struggle amid the coronavirus outbreak. 

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    The man with the plan for DebenhamsSubscription

    The Drapers Interview1 April 2020

    Debenhams managing director of fashion and home Steven Cook is taking a regional and personalised approach to driving growth. 

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    Debenhams defers concession paymentsSubscription

    News31 March 2020

    Debenhams is deferring all historic concession balances for 30 days, in a bid to mitigate the government’s “mandated” shut down of its store estate. 

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    Coronavirus rent concessions: who's asked for whatSubscription

    News25 March 2020

    As retailers today face the quarter-year rent deadline, Drapers provides a rundown of the rent concessions requests already put to landlords as a result of the coronavirus crisis. 

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    Coronavirus: Debenhams closes all UK storesSubscription

    News23 March 2020

    Debenhams has announced it will temporarily close its UK and Republic of Ireland stores from this evening. 

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    Debenhams moots more rent cuts and closures under CVASubscription

    News23 March 2020

    Debenhams has written to landlords asking them to consider further rent cuts and store closures as part of its ongoing company voluntary arrangement (CVA), in order to avoid launching fresh insolvency proceedings. 

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    Coronavirus: Debenhams requests rent holiday from landlordsSubscription

    News17 March 2020

    Debenhams has asked landlords for a five-month rent holiday, starting immediately, as it struggles to deal with the disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

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    Debenhams hunts for turnaround CEO successorSubscription

    News11 March 2020

    Department store chain Debenhams is undergoing a search for the replacement of its incumbent CEO, Stefaan Vansteenkiste, Drapers understands. 

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    Coronavirus could delay autumn 20 deliveries, fears industry Subscription

    News4 March 2020

    Fashion retailers are becoming increasingly concerned about the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus on stock for autumn 20 and the longer-term effects that could be felt for the next “six to 12 months”. 

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    Who caters for the fashion-conscious fifties? Subscription

    Features20 February 2020

    The age group is a valuable market – but they are being underestimated by the retailers who once drew them in. So where are they shopping?

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    The ways to win in womenswear Subscription

    Features6 February 2020

    Drapers explores what it takes for brands and retailers to stand out in a crowded and fast-paced womenswear market.

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    Ex-New Look boss joins Debenhams parent company boardSubscription

    News29 January 2020

    Debenhams Group has appointed former Gap European president Stephen Sunnucks as non-executive director of Celine Jersey Topco Limited, the parent company of the Debenhams Group of operating companies.

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    '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.

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    Debenhams unveils new sustainability targetsSubscription

    News14 January 2020

    Debenhams has launched new targets for sustainable fashion, including all of its cotton coming from sustainable sources by 2022.

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    Debenhams to 'offload' bosses' pension planSubscription

    News13 January 2020

    Debenhams is reportedly in advanced talks with insurance company Aviva for a buyout of its executive pension scheme. 

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    Debenhams reveals store closure datesSubscription

    News7 January 2020

    Debenhams has revealed the locations and dates of the 19 stores which are due to shut in the UK this month as part of its company voluntary arrangement (CVA).

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    Debenhams seeks fresh rent cuts Subscription

    News23 December 2019

    Debenhams is seeking fresh rent cuts of up to 25% on around 20 of its stores, in exchange for removing break clauses in the leases.

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    Landlord appeals Debenhams CVASubscription

    News19 December 2019

    A Debenhams landlord has appealed against a judge’s ruling to close stores, as part of the retailer’s company voluntary arrangement. 

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    Debenhams bolsters boardSubscription

    News10 December 2019

    Department store Debenhams has announced the appointment of two new non-executive directors to the board of its parent company Celine Jersey Topco.

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    Debenhams splits with property directorSubscription

    News9 December 2019

    Debenhams has parted ways with property director Clive Bentley, amid preparations to close 22 stores in the New Year. 

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    How Black Friday has become retail's grey areaSubscription

    Features26 November 2019

    Black Friday has become a fixture on the fashion retail industry’s promotional calendar. But as the discounting activity becomes longer and deeper, and some retailers and consumers shun the event altogether, its future has become blurred.

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    Fashion retail’s redundancy crisis at ChristmasSubscription

    News25 November 2019

    The festive season looks bleak for thousands of retail workers facing redundancy, many of whom are turning to charity for help.

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    Drapers Hit or Miss: London department storesSubscription

    Features20 November 2019

    London department stores face Drapers’ secret shopper’s scrutiny

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    Debenhams recruits 7,000 Christmas staffSubscription

    News20 November 2019

    Debenhams has filled 7,000 Christmas jobs across its 165 UK stores in the run up to Christmas, to help offer better customer service during the busiest time of year. 

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    Debenhams names new chairmanSubscription

    News25 October 2019

    Debenhams Group has appointed Mark Gifford, former House of Fraser chief financial officer, as its new chairman. 

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    Debenhams eyes ex-House of Fraser CFOSubscription

    News24 October 2019

    Debenhams is rumoured to be about to name Mark Gifford, a former chief financial officer at House of Fraser, as its new chairman this week.

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    Debenhams reveals Eastbourne store closure dateSubscription

    News9 October 2019

    Debenhams has announced it will close the doors to its Eastbourne branch by 24 January 2020, as part of its company voluntary arrangement. 

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    Debenhams secures new cash injectionSubscription

    News9 October 2019

    Department store chain Debenhams has received a £50m in financing from “certain of its existing lenders”. 

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    Off the Record with In the Style, Stitch Fix and DebenhamsSubscription

    Community7 October 2019

    Find out what’s been happening on fashion’s social scene this week.

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    Debenhams' menswear relaunch promises differentiationSubscription

    News4 October 2019

    As Debenhams relaunches its menswear own brands, trading director for menswear Andrew Lepp sat down with Drapers to discuss how changes in the design team structure have “empowered newness” and created clear brand differentiation.

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    Indies braced for battering by Hurricane LorenzoSubscription

    News2 October 2019

    Independents retailers fear they could be hit by another flood “disaster”, as heavy downpours are set to strike just days after many were forced to shut shop and salvage weather-damaged goods.

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    Can the department store stage a fightback? Subscription

    News1 October 2019

    As John Lewis merges operations with its supermarket division, Waitrose, Drapers assesses the future of the department store model. 

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    Ted Baker poaches Debenhams CFOSubscription

    News26 September 2019

    Debenhams chief financial officer Rachel Osborne has stepped down from the business to join Ted Baker in the same role.  

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    Debenhams banks on own brand Kley to unlock its recoverySubscription

    News24 September 2019

    After months of turnaround turmoil, Debenhams has taken some positive steps in the right direction. 

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    Off the Record: Debenhams, Gap and SandersonsSubscription

    Community23 September 2019

    Find out what’s been happening on fashion’s social scene this week.

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