House of Fraser
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| 28 Nov 2013
The growth of inexpensive private label apparel is ending as the sector becomes less and less competitive, according to new research.
| 26 Mar 2010
Buoyant first-half sales posted last week by department store retailer Debenhams were helped by the return of the re-launched Principles label. But what has happened to other brand names rescued from the brink over the past year or so? Richard Woodard finds out.
| 8 Oct 2009
A scathing report published yesterday (7 October) has criticised leading British brands and high street retailers for failing to pay a living wage to the workers making their garments – and says most have no plans in place to raise wages to acceptable levels in the near future.
| 8 Oct 2009
Based on feedback from 25 major high street brands, the latest ‘Let’s Clean Up Fashion’ report from rights group Labour Behind the Label grades the firms between zero and five based on their progress towards implementing a living wage.
| 19 Nov 2012
Sri Lankan clothing producer Timex is expanding its own brands in Asia and Europe as part of plans to move into higher margin areas to offset rising costs in its domestic manufacturing operations.
| 19 Jun 2015
UK department store group House of Fraser has made a strong start to the year with positive sales growth from both stores and online.
| 21 Apr 2015
UK department store group House of Fraser has revealed it will open its first store in China next year after posting record annual sales and strong profit growth.
| 17 Apr 2015
House of Fraser has appointed Uday Kotla to the new role of chief information officer, as the UK department store retailer looks to ensure its strategy and development are "enhanced by technology".
| 18 Feb 2015
John King, the CEO of UK department store retailer House of Fraser is to step down, with COO Nigel Oddy taking on his role.
| 6 Jan 2015
Department store business House of Fraser enjoyed a "record" Christmas, with like-for-like sales up 8% in the six weeks to 3 January, and gross margins rising 9%.
| 26 Nov 2014
Animal rights group PETA is calling on UK department store retailer Harvey Nichols to renew its fur ban, after uncovering “tremendous suffering” in the industry’s Origin Assured scheme.
| 24 Sep 2014
Department store operator House of Fraser recorded increases to earnings and sales in the first half of its fiscal year, with evidence of growing momentum in the first two months of the third quarter.
| 5 Sep 2014
Textile and consumer product testing laboratory High Street Textile Testing Services (HSTTS) has been acquired by Modern Testing Services (MTS) in a move that helps expand its global reach.
| 3 Sep 2014
The sale of UK department store retailer House of Fraser to the Shanghai-listed retail arm of Chinese conglomerate Sanpower Group for GBP480m (US$791.9m) has been completed.
| 30 Jun 2014
Higher online sales and increased demand for its own brands helped UK department store retailer House of Fraser to book a 2% rise in first-quarter like-for-like sales.
| 20 Jun 2014
Online retailer Shop Direct, operator of the Very and Littlewoods brands, has tapped Gap's European buying director Zoe Matthews as its first fashion director.
| 17 Apr 2014
The most-read stories on just-style this week include warmer weather a welcome boost for UK fashion sales, an analysis on why no one strategy fits all in apparel sourcing, and Tesco to open a chain of F&F clothing stores in the US.
| 15 Apr 2014
UK department store retailer House of Fraser has said the continued success of its key strategic pillars has resulted in another record level of sales and profit for the year.
| 14 Apr 2014
The Shanghai-listed retail arm of Chinese conglomerate Sanpower Group has secured an 89% stake in UK department store retailer House of Fraser.
| 8 Apr 2014
Mike Ashley, the founder of retailer Sports Direct International, has acquired an 11% stake in department store group House of Fraser.
| 8 Apr 2014
Mike Ashley, the founder of Sports Direct International, has sold a GBP223m (US$372.6m) stake in the sporting goods retailer.
| 4 Apr 2014
The most-read stories on just-style this week include a detailed analysis of a report which suggests more progress is needed on a living wage for supply chain workers, price hikes continue to loom over the leather industry, and China to invest in Xinjiang's textile industry.
| 31 Mar 2014
House of Fraser has refused to be drawn on reports Chinese conglomerate Sanpower Group has placed a surprise bid for the UK department store retailer.
| 21 Feb 2014
UK department store retailer House of Fraser has confirmed its executive director of womenswear, Allan Winstanley, will step down from his role next month.
| 18 Feb 2014
The owner of upmarket fashion brand Nicole Farhi is looking to hire a global CEO and marketing director as part of wider plans to drive growth.
| 18 Feb 2014
Headen & Quarmby, the underwear manufacturer behind the Kinky Knickers range launched by British TV presenter Mary Portas, has been bought out of administration.
| 13 Jan 2014
Sports Direct International, owned by Newcastle United football club owner Mike Ashley, has acquired a 4.6% stake in UK retailer Debenhams.
| 7 Jan 2014
UK department store retailer House of Fraser has remained tight-lipped on reports it is to hire advisers ahead of a potential initial public offering (IPO).
| 6 Jan 2014
2014 has got off to a troubled start in Cambodia, where protests over a new minimum wage for garment workers have been turning increasingly violent.
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