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Graduate Fashion Week restructuresSubscription
Graduate Fashion Week is restructuring for its next edition in order to help attracter a greater level of recruitment.
British Retail Consortium director general Stephen Robertson is to step down from his role in December.
Former Debenhams chief executive Rob Templeman has been appointed chairman of Graduate Fashion Week, following Terry Mansfield’s decision to step down after seven years.
Rob Templeman formally hands over the reins at department store group Debenhams on Monday, when he will be succeeded as chief executive by Michael Sharp.
The British Retail Consortium chairman Luke Mayhew will condemn criticism of successful multiple retailers as “ridiculous” in a speech today.
BRC appoints Rob Templeman as chairmanSubscription
Debenhams chief executive Rob Templeman, one of retail’s most highly regarded bosses, is to become chairman of industry body the British Retail Consortium (BRC).
Those that offer biggest discounts get paid quicker under department store chain’s bidding war plan.
Debenhams chief executive Rob Templeman and New Look boss Carl McPhail have said that the UK is not facing a double dip recession.
£1m raised for Retail TrustSubscription
Over £1million was raised for the Retail Trust charity last night at The Retail Trust London Ball.
Indies rein in autumn 11 forward-order budgetsSubscription
Retailers plan to freeze total budgets for the season but spend up to 30% more on short order
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Chief executive, Debenhams
Debenhams chief executive Rob Templeman has been appointed non-executive chairman of gambling company Gala Coral.
A round up of the best fashion business stories from the weekend’s newspapers.
Profits to climb at DebenhamsSubscription
Department store chain Debenhams expects profits to rise strongly this year after a shift in product mix boosted margins.
Retail chiefs forecast slow consumer recoverySubscription
Retail chiefs including Marks & Spencer chairman Sir Stuart Rose, Next chief executive Simon Wolfson and New Look chief executive Carl McPhail have warned against expecting a consumer recovery this year, a report has found.
Andrew Perloff, the property entrepreneur who upped his stake in indie department store chain Beales to 29.7% last month, wants to grow the 11-store business through potential acquisitions, Drapers has learnt.
Debenhams’ group trading director has been juggling multiple product launches and strategic changes at the department store chain - and that’s just how she likes it
Rob Templeman Subscription
Chief executive, Debenhams
Debenhams to raise £323m in share saleSubscription
Debenhams plans to raise £323m via a share placing in a bid to slash its debt levels of £927m.
Debenhams sees strong start to second halfSubscription
Debenhams saw like-for-like sales rise 1.9% on top of an increase in gross margin for the seven weeks to April 18 after pre-tax profits climbed 10.7% to £104.2 million in the first half.
The City’s downer on Debenhams this year has proved to be a little harsh.
Debenhams own label boosts performanceSubscription
Debenhams saw like-for-like sales excluding VAT fall 3.6% for the 26 weeks ended February 28, but the department store said it had continued to gain market share across all of its major categories.
Rob Templeman on Debenhams in 2009Subscription
Debenhams chief executive Rob Templeman and deputy chief executive Michael Sharp talk consumer confidence, promotional activity and currency issues.
Debenhams’ Sale strategy praisedSubscription
Concession operators have praised Debenhams for its five-day on three-day off discount strategy, after Christmas sales at the department store took off.
Debenhams directors will have salaries frozen next year, but are set to gain from proposed changes to the executive bonus scheme.
Spindler exits in Debenhams reshuffleSubscription
Debenhams managing director Angela Spindler is to leave the department store on November 30, less than a year after she joined, following a management shake up.
Kidswear drive at DebenhamsSubscription
Debenhams is aiming to take market share from mid-market kidswear retailers such as Next with a new own-label kidswear brand in autumn next year.
Debenhams profits fallSubscription
Debenhams saw pre-tax profits fall 16.9% to £105.9 million for the year ended August 30.
Own labels help lift Debenhams putsSubscription
A strong own-label performance and market share gains across all clothing categories helped Debenhams to report a like-for-like sales fall of just 0.9% for the year ended August 30.
Debenhams to hit market forecastsSubscription
Debenhams saw like-for-like sales fall 0.9% for the year ended August 30 but said full year profits will be in line with expectations.
Ultimo to roll out Debenhams partnershipSubscription
Lingerie label Ultimo will open seven shop-in-shops in Debenhams throughout September and October.
Debenhams acts to reassure suppliers Subscription
Debenhams has reassured suppliers that there are no plans to alter terms and ask for extended payment periods.
Debenhams update reassures CitySubscription
Debenhams saw like-for-like sales rise 1% for the 10 weeks since its interim results in April.
Liverpool One welcomes one million visitorsSubscription
Liverpool One has hit one million visitors just two weeks after phase one of the development opened.
Debenhams’ new look: the verdictSubscription
Debenhams chief executive Rob Templeman spent £79 per sq ft on opening its first store in Liverpool last week – less than it costs Marks & Spencer to refurbish one of its existing stores.
Debenhams like for likes slipSubscription
Debenhams like-for-like sales slipped back 0.7% for the 26 weeks ended March 1 but the department store said it had scored market share gains in all major clothing categories.
The weekend newspaper round upSubscription
The best of the fashion business news stories from the weekend’s newspapers (April 5-6)…