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Debenhams sales rise: A closer look

Department store has Debenhams announced a rise in sales with like-for-like sales up 3.1% for the 16 weeks to June 23 as the retailer benefitted from events including Easter, Mother’s Day and the Diamond Jubilee. Here Drapers takes a closer look at the retailer’s headline statistics.

Company Name: Debenhams Plc

Employees: 30,624 (in 2011)

UK store numbers: 165

International franchise stores: 68

Countries operating in: 25

Online sales growth: 34.9% (in the 16 weeks to June 23)

Like-for-like sales (ex VAT): 3.1%

Like-for-like sales (inc VAT): 3.0%

Gross transaction value: 3.9%

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