A week after Mike Ashley bought House of Fraser, thoughts are turning to whether it could be the start of something bigger. The team discuss whether his plan is to create ‘House of Debenhams’ by combining the two businesses.
Sports Direct chief Mike Ashley has accused House of Fraser’s former bosses of “totally” misleading suppliers and the retailer’s warehouse operator.
This week Ikea unveils its new Greenwich, London, branch, which it describes as its “most sustainable store”.
Discounting made no discernible impact on trading and footfall over Christmas, says Springboard marketing and insights director Diane Wehrle.