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Retail Week, May 2, 2014

Digital edition: Retail Week John Lewis at 150 – May 2014

Read the Retail Week John Lewis special anniversary issue as a fully digital edition.

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.

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

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Debenhams will not resort to knee-jerk discounting this Christmas, insists Sharp

Debenhams boss Michael Sharp insisted it would not resort to knee-jerk discounting over Christmas despite the unseasonably warm start to the season.

Primark has struck a deal with Sears for seven US stores

Primark strikes deal with Sears for seven stores in the US

Value fashion powerhouse Primark has struck a deal with US giant Sears to lease space for seven stores in the country.

Fenwick Newcastle

Fenwick hires former Tesco exec Christine Cross to bolster board

Department store chain Fenwick has hired former Tesco executive Christine Cross as a non-executive director as it bolsters its board.

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