Department stores

The latest news, analysis, data and video on department store retailing including M&S, Next, House of Fraser, Debenhams and John Lewis.

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Analysis: Can retailers survive the rise of direct to consumer?


Brands are increasingly cutting out the retail middlemen and selling direct to the consumer. How can retailers survive this growing retail phenomenon?

Department stores video and galleries

  • ​Sports Direct mulls cash bid for Debenhams

  • Sports Direct slams Debenhams over rejected Magasin bid

  • John Lewis targets zero carbon emissions by 2050

  • Debenhams considering pre-pack option

  • Sports Direct offers Debenhams £150m loan lifeline

  • Sports Direct reports 'misleading' Debenhams to FCA

  • Retail cartoon: Debenhams and Superdry circle the wagons

  • John Lewis profits plunge in 'challenging year'

  • Debenhams warns on profits as funding discussions continue

  • Watch: Alannah Weston on sustainability through retail