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House of Fraser is a British department store group, founded in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1849. The company grew steadily during the early 20th century, and, after the Second World War, a slew of acquisitions of rival retailers including Scottish Drapery Corporation, Binns, Harrods, Dickins & Jones and Howells transformed the business into a national chain. House of Fraser has changed hands on a number of occasions since the turn of the millennium. House of Fraser was rescued from administration by Sports Direct in August 2018, as high street tycoon Mike Ashley finally realised his ambition of owning a department store business. Ashley said he would make House of Fraser “the Harrods of the high street”, and in December 2019 he rebranded Sports Direct as Frasers plc.