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House of Fraser CEO Oddy steps down Beth Wright | 28 Nov 16

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


House of Fraser eyes global growth on positive H1 Michelle Russell | 27 Sep 16

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.


House of Fraser outlook optimistic on positive FY Michelle Russell | 13 Apr 16

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. 


House of Fraser taps Asos exec for new buying and design role  Katie Smith | 29 Mar 16

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. 


House of Fraser creates new head of sustainability role Leonie Barrie | 21 Mar 16

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


House of Fraser clothing director Hay to exit  Katie Smith | 10 Feb 16

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


UK holiday retail roundup Michelle Russell and Katie Smith | 14 Jan 16

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". 


House of Fraser reveals "strong" Christmas trading Michelle Russell | 11 Jan 16

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


2015 – A year in review – Retail winners and losers Lee Adendorff | 15 Dec 15

Online apparel sales, the right product mix at the right price points and a successful stance against counterfeiters helped lift some retailers during 2015, but bankruptcy filings and inventory mis-management weighed on others.


House of Fraser delivers "encouraging" Q3 performance Katie Smith | 10 Dec 15

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. 


House of Fraser optimistic amid H1 sales growth Michelle Russell | 22 Sep 15

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.


House of Fraser appoints Burnett to CIO role Michelle Russell | 21 Sep 15

House of Fraser has appointed John Lewis executive Julian Burnett as chief information office (CIO) as part of the UK department store group's strategy to further develop its multichannel offer.


House of Fraser makes positive start to year Michelle Russell | 19 Jun 15

UK department store group House of Fraser has made a strong start to the year with positive sales growth from both stores and online.


House of Fraser to open in China as profit grows Katie Smith | 21 Apr 15

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.


House of Fraser taps Kotla as CIO Katie Smith | 17 Apr 15

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".


House of Fraser CEO King steps down Michelle Russell | 18 Feb 15

John King, the CEO of UK department store retailer House of Fraser is to step down, with COO Nigel Oddy taking on his role.


Outlook 2015: What's happening at retail? Leonie Barrie | 15 Jan 15

What key strengths and strategies are helping retailers to take the lead? Building fully integrated and flexible supply chains, with an end-to-end focus on ethics and responsibility will help to separate the winners from the losers in 2015.


Outlook 2015: Challenges and opportunities Leonie Barrie | 15 Jan 15

One of the biggest challenges – and opportunities – facing the apparel industry in 2015 is how best to embrace the omni-channel retail model, improve the shopping experience, and respond with new supply chain solutions. The changing profile of consumers in Asia is also likely to impact consumption and production, while global compliance and factory safety will continue to be a focal point.


House of Fraser hails "record" Christmas Richard Woodard | 6 Jan 15

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%.


Calls for Harvey Nichols to renew fur ban Richard Woodard | 26 Nov 14

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.


UK: House of Fraser H1 earnings lift on sales gain Richard Woodard | 24 Sep 14

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.


UK: High Street Textile Testing Services joins MTS Global Leonie Barrie | 5 Sep 14

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.


UK: House of Fraser completes sale to Nanjing Cenbest Katie Smith | 3 Sep 14

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.


UK: House of Fraser in first-quarter sales boost Katie Smith | 30 Jun 14

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.


UK: Shop Direct hires first fashion director from Gap Leonie Barrie | 20 Jun 14

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.


Top stories this week on just-style... Katie Smith | 17 Apr 14

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.


UK: House of Fraser reveals record FY sales and earnings Michelle Russell | 15 Apr 14

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.


UK: China's Sanpower acquires House of Fraser for GBP480m Michelle Russell | 14 Apr 14

The Shanghai-listed retail arm of Chinese conglomerate Sanpower Group has secured an 89% stake in UK department store retailer House of Fraser.


UK: Sports Direct founder takes stake in House of Fraser Michelle Russell | 8 Apr 14

Mike Ashley, the founder of retailer Sports Direct International, has acquired an 11% stake in department store group House of Fraser.


UK: Ashley sells GBP223m Sports Direct stake Michelle Russell | 8 Apr 14

Mike Ashley, the founder of Sports Direct International, has sold a GBP223m (US$372.6m) stake in the sporting goods retailer.

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