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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Wolverhampton Frasers


Analysis: The four ways Frasers has turbocharged growth during the pandemic


In its latest set of interim results, both Frasers’ profits and sales outshine those recorded in the pre-pandemic era. Retail Week examines how Frasers has prospered in a difficult trading period.


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Brass Selfridges sign on London store wall


Analysis: What the Central Group deal means for Selfridges


Following months of speculation, it was revealed that Thailand’s Central Group has agreed on terms to snap up famous department store business Selfridges. 

Katie Bickerstaffe, M&S


Katie Bickerstaffe: 'This year, back-to-the-floor means packing online orders for M&S HQ staff'


Over the past 18 months, we have seen five to seven years’ worth of change in this industry, so we’ve had to change, to be bolder, braver, and more committed to reshaping M&S. 

Oxford Street Christmas lights 2021


‘Never mind the closures – openings show West End is poised for bounceback’


When the switch was flicked on London’s West End Christmas lights a couple of weeks ago, it symbolised not just the start of peak trading but brighter prospects for the shopping district.

Retail 2022: Accelerating out of crisis, transforming the future

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We interviewed 59 CEOs in-depth to provide comprehensive insight into the mood across retail boardrooms and their plans for the year.

Read Retail 2022 today to discover:

  • What the 59 CEOs expect from the golden quarter
  • The changes they are seeing in how their customers shop
  • What this means for their strategic investments