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UK: Debenhams H1 profits hit by snow Petah Marian | 18 Apr 13

UK department store operator Debenhams recorded a dip in profits after bad weather hit trading, but said it expects improvement in the second half.


UK: Patrick Grant joins Debenhams designer roster Petah Marian | 5 Apr 13

As part of efforts to grow its men's wear business, UK department store operator Debenhams has signed E Tautz and Norton & Sons designer Patrick Grant as its latest Designer at Debenhams collaborator.


Next full-year results: what the analysts say Katie Smith | 22 Mar 13

Despite booking a 9% rise in full-year underlying pre-tax profit, UK fashion retailer Next Plc was forced to admit that it had suffered a slow start to the new year. Here is a flavour of what leading retail watchers are saying about Next's results.


UK: Debenhams warns of snow impact on H1 profit Petah Marian | 4 Mar 13

UK department store operator Debenhams has warned that first half profit will be hit after snow in January led to a fall in sales.


BALTICS: Debenhams bolsters presence in Latvia, Estonia Petah Marian | 14 Feb 13

UK department store operator Debenhams is set to bolster its presence in the Baltics, with plans for stores in Latvia and Estonia.


M&S Q3 trading update: what the analysts say Leonie Barrie | 10 Jan 13

Retailer Marks & Spencer has reported worse-than-expected Christmas trading figures, with a poor performance in its general merchandise business - which includes clothing and footwear - offsetting strong demand for food. "Dismal," "disappointing,' and "lacklustre" are some of the adjectives used by retail analysts to sum up M&S's results.


UK: Debenhams to ramp up UK manufacturing Katie Smith | 7 Dec 12

Debenhams plans to increase its use of British manufacturers in a move which it claims will bolster domestic production and help revitalise the UK clothing industry.


UK: Overseas workers “need living wage” firms told Richard Woodard | 6 Nov 12

Three organisations are calling on UK fashion businesses to ensure that workers at overseas supplier companies are given a living wage to match their UK counterparts.


In the money: Debenhams outlines expansion plans Petah Marian | 25 Oct 12

Debenhams chief executive Michael Sharp has revealed the department store retailer plans to open 17 stores in the UK over the next five years, after recording growing sales and profit during the past year.


UK: Debenhams drives online, international growth Petah Marian | 25 Oct 12

Debenhams has raised its multi-channel and international growth goals after recording strong full-year sales and profit increases.


BULGARIA: Debenhams expands with first store Katie Smith | 24 Oct 12

Department store group Debenhams has confirmed it will open its first store in Bulgaria with franchise partner Canopus Investments.


GEORGIA: Debenhams expands with first store Katie Smith | 12 Oct 12

Department store group Debenhams will open its first store in Tbilisi, Georgia this weekend as part of wider expansion plans.


FINLAND: Debenhams signs expansion deal Katie Smith | 10 Oct 12

UK department store group Debenhams has revealed it has inked a letter of intent to open a store in Finland.


UK: Google retail director Fitzgerald joins Debenhams board Katie Smith | 5 Oct 12

Debenhams has tapped Google's head of retail, Peter Fitzgerald, as a non-executive director to help grow the department store group's online business.


just-style management briefing: New outsourcing players challenge export giants Poorna Rodrigo | 1 Oct 12

The BRIC countries are far from being the only emerging market suppliers for the global apparel sector - and a knot of competitors such as Bangladesh and Vietnam have long been vying for business. But there are also smaller players who are looking to grow.


ESTONIA: Debenhams to open first store next year Katie Smith | 28 Sep 12

British department store group Debenhams will open its first store in Estonia in September 2013.


INDIA: Arvind acquires Debenhams, Next and Nautica franchise rights Katie Smith | 27 Sep 12

Textile and apparel manufacturer Arvind Lifestyle Brands has acquired the Indian franchise rights of British retailers Next and Debenhams and US apparel brand Nautica from Planet Retail.


UK: Debenhams sees FY profit growth as sales rise Leonie Barrie | 18 Sep 12

Department store group Debenhams Plc has put in a "strong performance" with like-for-like sales growth accelerating despite "challenging" markets - and says it expects full-year pre-tax profits to be ahead of last year.


UK: Debenhams sees FY profit growth as sales rise Leonie Barrie | 18 Sep 12

Department store group Debenhams Plc has put in a "strong performance" with like-for-like sales growth accelerating despite "challenging" markets - and says it expects full-year pre-tax profits to be ahead of last year.


INDIA: Genesis Colors denies brand franchise talks Katie Smith | 6 Aug 12

Indian fashion house Genesis Colors has today (6 August) denied it is in talks to acquire the Indian franchise rights to brands including Next, Debenhams and Nautica.


Global news roundup Katie Smith | 31 Jul 12

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.


PAKISTAN: Debenhams expands into Pakistan Katie Smith | 16 Jul 12

British department store group Debenhams has opened its first store in Pakistan by teaming up with international brand retailer Team A Ventures.


UK: M&S names Boyes-Weston as Per Una head of design Katie Smith | 16 Jul 12

Retailer Marks & Spencer has appointed Carole Boyes-Weston as head of design for its Per Una and Limited Collection brands, replacing Helen Low.


Viewpoint: M&S adrift despite a decade of turnaround talk Leonie Barrie | 12 Jul 12

Like a vast, slow-moving and rather unwieldy tanker, battered and lashed by stormy seas, the UK's largest clothing retailer Marks & Spencer has done much over the past decade to try to steady its business.


IRELAND: Retailers back code on children's clothes Leonie Barrie | 12 Jul 12

Ten high street retailers have backed new guidelines to prevent the sale and marketing of provocative and sexually-suggestive children's clothing in Ireland.


INDIA: Debenhams denies Indian store restructuring plans Katie Smith | 12 Jul 12

Department store chain Debenhams has denied rumours it is looking to restructure its stores in India.


UK: Debenhams to launch next day delivery Katie Smith | 12 Jul 12

Department store group Debenhams has confirmed it will introduce next day delivery to its customers next year to boost its online business.


UK: Marks & Spencer fashion boss Bostock steps down Petah Marian | 10 Jul 12

Marks & Spencer today (10 July) confirmed that general merchandise executive director Kate Bostock will leave the company "by mutual consent" as first quarter general merchandise sales plunged.


UK: Debenhams sales rise but margins falling Leonie Barrie | 28 Jun 12

Increased footfall around events including Easter, Mother's Day, and the Diamond Jubilee has helped British department store group Debenhams Plc to a "good sales performance" so far in the second half of its financial year.


UK: Debenhams sales rise but margins falling Leonie Barrie | 28 Jun 12

Increased footfall around events including Easter, Mother's Day, and the Diamond Jubilee has helped British department store group Debenhams Plc to a "good sales performance" so far in the second half of its financial year.

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