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Mike Ashley to close three House of Fraser stores Subscription

24 September 2018 By

House of Fraser is to close three stores imminently after owner Mike Ashley said he was unable to agree terms with “greedy landlords”.

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House of Fraser website back onlineSubscription

21 September 2018 By Tim Clark

House of Fraser’s website has been relaunched more than a month after it was taken offline.

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House of Fraser criticised for gift card confusionSubscription

19 September 2018 By

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.

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Exclusive: Supplier to cut jobs amid HoF fallout Subscription

18 September 2018 By

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.

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Exclusive: House of Fraser to axe remaining house brandsSubscription

14 September 2018 By

House of Fraser is to axe its remaining house brands as it reshapes its strategy under new owner Sports Direct, Drapers understands.

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Sports Direct denies Debenhams takeover bidSubscription

13 September 2018 By

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.

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Department stores face fight for survivalSubscription

10 September 2018 By ,

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.

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KPMG owed £277k for House of Fraser CVASubscription

7 September 2018 By Tim Clark

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).

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House of Fraser website set to reopenSubscription

7 September 2018 By

The House of Fraser website could be set to reopen next week after a deal was struck with its warehouse operator.

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Exclusive: Sports Direct offers aid to HoF suppliersSubscription

6 September 2018 By Tim Clark

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.

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Exclusive: Edinburgh Woollen Mill 'ends business' with House of FraserSubscription

5 September 2018 By Tim Clark

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.

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Clash over House of Fraser leadership turns hostileSubscription

4 September 2018 By Tim Clark

 A war of words has erupted this week over House of Fraser’s collapse into administration and the subsequent treatment of its suppliers.

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Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group closes House of Fraser concessionsSubscription

3 September 2018 By Tim Clark

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.

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Mike Ashley slams ‘misleading’ House of Fraser directorsSubscription

3 September 2018 By

Mike Ashley has called for House of Fraser’s former directors to face an Insolvency Service inquiry, claiming they “misled” suppliers and warehouse operators.

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Landlords hit back at Ashley's 'greedy' jibeSubscription

31 August 2018 By Tim Clark

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.

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Exclusive: House of Fraser distribution centres close againSubscription

30 August 2018 By

House of Fraser’s distribution centres in Wellingborough and Milton Keynes have closed again shortly after reopening, Drapers understands.

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