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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review of 2018

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Retail Week looks back at 2018 and reviews the pivotal events and themes that shook up the sector.

Department stores video and galleries

  • Ex-BHS owner Chappell ordered to pay for breaking pensions law

  • Ashley pleads with Debenhams boss – accept our help or fail

  • Department store spend falls for 13th consecutive month

  • Mike Ashley: High streets in 'downward death spiral'

  • John Lewis hails 'biggest ever' sales week

  • Mike Ashley threatens to shut all shops in Intu centres

  • Retail cartoon: John Lewis and Sir Elton step into Christmas

  • In pictures: Harrods unveils its new food hall

  • The Retail Week: Which Christmas ads are hitting the mark?

  • Watch: John Lewis unveils Elton John Christmas ad