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Waitrose has notched up a record grocery market share as its sales outperformed the market, the latest Kantar data showed.
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Debenhams has revealed a 20.6% slump in full-year group underlying pretax profits as deep January Sale promotions dented margins.
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Debenhams boss Michael Sharp insisted it would not resort to knee-jerk discounting over Christmas despite the unseasonably warm start to the season.
Value fashion powerhouse Primark has struck a deal with US giant Sears to lease space for seven stores in the country.
Department store chain Fenwick has hired former Tesco executive Christine Cross as a non-executive director as it bolsters its board.
Westfield Stratford is the location for the first John Lewis opticians, which opened this morning in a tie-up with glasses and sunglass company Luxottica.
Debenhams has taken inspiration from supermarket displays for its Oxford Street flagship store’s windows.
Powerful poster campaigns are few and far between these days so when they do appear, as in HoF’s latest ad, they are all the more striking.
How many additional areas can be added to a department store’s core competence without compromising the whole enterprise?