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Richard Woodard | 28 Nov 2013

The growth of inexpensive private label apparel is ending as the sector becomes less and less competitive, according to new research.


Leonie Barrie | 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.


just-style.com | 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.


just-style.com | 14 Jan 2008

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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Petah Marian | 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.

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Beth Wright | 7 Jun 2018

House of Fraser is to shutter 31 of its 59 stores – including its London flagship - in a move that, if approved, will affect some 6,000 staff members as part of its efforts to restructure the company.


Michelle Russell | 30 May 2018

UK fashion chains including House of Fraser and Mothercare are coming under fire from high street landlords who accuse the retailers of pushing them into accepting lower rents via increasingly controversial CVAs.


Beth Wright | 11 May 2018

House of Fraser's new Chinese owner has reported the UK department store retailer booked a loss of GBP37m (US$50.2m) in 2017, in what it called a "challenging" year for the company.


Beth Wright | 2 May 2018

House of Fraser is to reduce its store portfolio as part of a company restructure which will see Chinese retail group C.banner acquire a 51% stake in the struggling UK department store retailer.


Michelle Russell | 25 Apr 2018

House of Fraser has entered into talks with Chinese retail group and owner of Hamleys, C Banner International, over the potential purchase of a 51% stake in the struggling UK department store retailer.


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.

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