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The past few weeks have revealed precisely how much respite Christmas spending has granted fashion retailers on the UK high street, with chains including Marks and Spencer and JJB Sports providing trading updates on the festive period.

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Michelle Russell | 3 Apr 2018

House of Fraser is understood to be receiving a GBP30m (US$42.2m) cash injection from its Chinese shareholder Sanpower Group in a move that could ease the UK department store retailer’s strained finances.

Beth Wright | 20 Mar 2018

House of Fraser has partnered with global digital collaboration platform 2degrees in a move designed to drive a resource efficient supply chain by encouraging its suppliers to use a digital designed tool which enables them to more easily identify, investigate and implement resource efficiency gains across their operations.

Beth Wright | 22 Feb 2018

House of Fraser has named David Walker-Smith as its chief product and trading officer, replacing Maria Hollins who is to leave the business to pursue new opportunities.

Michelle Russell | 30 Jan 2018

UK department store retailer House of Fraser has named Reiss executive Simon Pickering as its new head of buying for apparel, just weeks after posting "disappointing" Christmas sales.

Beth Wright | 11 Jan 2018

House of Fraser has posted "disappointing" Christmas sales and finalised the terms of the sale of the brand names no longer used in the UK to Guangzhou Sunrise Trading Limited for a cash consideration of GBP30m (US$40.5m).

Beth Wright | 20 Sep 2017

The GBP25m cost of re-platforming House of Fraser's ecommerce business, along with significant discounting, took their toll on first-half profits at the department store retailer.

Michelle Russell | 25 Aug 2017

UK department store retailer House of Fraser has opened its first sustainable store in Northamptonshire, at a cost of GBP12m (US$15.4m).

Michelle Russell | 11 May 2017

UK department store retailer House of Fraser has appointed Alex Williamson as chief executive in a move it says is designed to put further emphasis on delivering a premium experience.

Michelle Russell | 8 May 2017

UK department store retailer House of Fraser has acquired London-based premium fashion brand Issa, underpinning its strategy to invest in improving the quality and designs of its most popular House brands.

Michelle Russell | 18 Apr 2017

House of Fraser has moved to a profit in its last fiscal year thanks to double-digit online sales growth but the UK department store retailer has warned trade remains volatile.

Michelle Russell | 10 Apr 2017

Four types of animal fur have been found in products sold on the UK high street, but marketed to shoppers as faux fur.

Beth Wright | 10 Jan 2017

UK department store group House of Fraser has confirmed the hiring of former Marks & Spencer executive David Seeby as its new digital director.

Beth Wright | 22 Dec 2016

UK department store group House of Fraser has expanded into China, opening its first store in the country today (22 December) in a move it says is a "strong finish" to 2016.

Beth Wright | 28 Nov 2016

Nigel Oddy, the CEO of UK department store retailer House of Fraser, is to step down after less than two years in the role.

Michelle Russell | 27 Sep 2016

UK department store group House of Fraser is positioning itself as a global brand with the opening of its first store in China later this year, and has revealed increased earnings in its first-half.

Michelle Russell | 13 Apr 2016

UK department store retailer House of Fraser said it is cautiously optimistic for the year ahead as it revealed positive sales and margin growth in its last financial year and its first pre-tax profit for a decade. 

Katie Smith | 29 Mar 2016

UK department store retailer House of Fraser has appointed Asos's global product and trading director Maria Hollins to the newly-created role of executive director for buying and design. 

Leonie Barrie | 21 Mar 2016

UK department store retailer House of Fraser has appointed Dr Dorothy Maxwell to the newly created management role of head of sustainability.

Katie Smith | 10 Feb 2016

House of Fraser's executive director for clothing and accessories, Jackie Hay, is to leave the UK department store retailer this year. 

With the holiday season done and dusted, UK apparel and footwear retailers are counting the cost. In the most recent Christmas trading reports, JD Sports, SuperGroup, Fat Face and Debenhams saw sales rise over the all-important trading period, while Tesco and Matalan recorded a decline in revenue. Sainsbury's posted an increase in clothing sales, Shop Direct delivered "record breaking" results, and Ted Baker enjoyed a "good retail performance". 

Michelle Russell | 11 Jan 2016

UK department store retailer House of Fraser has revealed strong Christmas trading figures, thanks to a 40% jump in Black Friday online sales.

Katie Smith | 10 Dec 2015

UK department store retailer House of Fraser has posted an "encouraging" third-quarter performance with improvements in profit, sales and margins, and remains confident in its outlook. 

Michelle Russell | 22 Sep 2015

UK department store group House of Fraser has offered an optimistic outlook for the remainder of the year as it revealed sales and profit growth in its first half.

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