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Debenhams full year profits tumbled, driven by high levels of discounting in the January Sales after lower than expected sales in the run up to Christmas last year.

Debenhams full year profits tumble as January discounting dents margins

Debenhams has revealed a 20.6% slump in full year group underlying pretax profits as deep January Sale promotions dented margins.

Convenience stores have contributed to a record low in numbers of staff per store

Number of staff per store falls to record low as shopping habits change

The number of full-time staff per store fell to a record low in the third quarter as retailers shifted to smaller-format stores.

Retail Week\'s Breakfast Briefing

Breakfast briefing: Retail news on Tesco, Debenhams and falling numbers of store staff

Retail news round-up on October 23, 2014:Tesco confirms it has overstated profits by £263m as chairman prepares to stand down, Debenhams profits slump 20%, Number of staff per store falls to record low

To beacon or not to beacon, that is the question. As retailers roll out beacon technology, is it really enriching the customer experience?

Comment: Does beacon technology improve customer experience?

To beacon or not to beacon, that is the question. As retailers roll out beacon technology, is it really enriching the customer experience?

An Argos concession in Homebase\'s Newmarket store

Homebase turns to Argos to transform itself into digital leader amid store closures

Homebase is to forge stronger links with sister retailer Argos as the DIY business transforms itself into a digital leader and prepares to close around a quarter of its stores.

Homebase boss Paul Loft is leaving the company as it aims to reduce its store estate by a quarter

Homebase to close a quarter of its stores as boss Paul Loft exits

Homebase boss Paul Loft is stepping down as the retailer seeks to reduce its number of stores by a quarter after a strategic review by parent Home Retail.

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