This week, the team discuss Debenhams’ half-year profit collapse – and assess whether the department store chain’s strategy will transform its fortunes.
Debenhams is poised to restructure a raft of central teams and will place a “significant” number of roles into consultation, Retail Week can reveal.
“You ain’t seen nothing yet” would be my response to the sad stream of retail ‘accidents’ we have already endured in 2018.
Estee Lauder has unveiled a multi-brand, tech-driven store-in-store in Debenhams’ Stevenage branch, with a further roll-out slated this year.
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.