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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Where retail’s top bosses love to shop


As the retail sector finds its feet again in the months following reopening, which shops are the industry’s leaders most excited to get back to? Retail Week asks retail CEOs what their favourite stores are and why.


Explore: Department stores

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False dawn or fresh start: Has John Lewis really got its mojo back?


While the consensus was that John Lewis’ first half would be an improvement from last year, the retailer has hugely exceeded expectations. Is this the start of a new day for the embattled department store chain, or a papering over of the cracks?

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Watch: M&S breaks from the ‘ordinary’ with new fashion TV ad


M&S has launched its autumn/winter clothing collection in a bid to showcase a new style that is “anything but ordinary”.

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Store gallery: Selfridges ‘transforms’ tech offer with gaming destination launch


The opening of Selfridges’ permanent gaming outlet, in partnership with Smartech, aims to create a new era of experiential retail for gamers.

The UK retail’s most influential leaders unveiled


The Retail 100 ranks the people transforming retail, speaking out, innovating, making headlines and driving growth.

This year’s ranking – produced in association with partners Braze, Mode and Okta – places special emphasis on leaders who have shown continued resilience and stepped up their support for colleagues and customers during Covid-19, while pivoting their businesses for the post-pandemic world too.