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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.


Top stories this week on just-style... Katie Smith | 4 Apr 14

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.


UK: House of Fraser tight-lipped on takeover talks Katie Smith | 31 Mar 14

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.


UK: House of Fraser's womenswear exec Winstanley to step down Michelle Russell | 21 Feb 14

UK department store retailer House of Fraser has confirmed its executive director of womenswear, Allan Winstanley, will step down from his role next month.


UK: Nicole Farhi owner outlines growth plans Katie Smith | 18 Feb 14

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.


UK: Portas knickers firm bought out of administration Katie Smith | 18 Feb 14

Headen & Quarmby, the underwear manufacturer behind the Kinky Knickers range launched by British TV presenter Mary Portas, has been bought out of administration.


UK: Sports Direct takes 4.6% stake in Debenhams Michelle Russell | 13 Jan 14

Sports Direct International, owned by Newcastle United football club owner Mike Ashley, has acquired a 4.6% stake in UK retailer Debenhams.


UK: House of Fraser silent on hire of IPO advisers Katie Smith | 7 Jan 14

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).


UK: Next lifts profit forecast on strong Christmas sales Leonie Barrie | 3 Jan 14

Fashion retailer Next Plc has raised its profit forecast after a strong Christmas in which sales were "significantly ahead of expectations."


UK: House of Fraser books "best ever" Christmas Leonie Barrie | 2 Jan 14

Department store retailer House of Fraser has hailed its "best ever" Christmas trading period, helped by strong fashion and online sales.


FRANCE/UK: House of Fraser tight-lipped on takeover talks with Galeries Lafayette Michelle Russell | 18 Dec 13

House of Fraser has declined to comment on reports it is in advanced discussions with French department store group Galeries Lafayette over an acquisition of the UK department store retailer.


UK: Online growth boosts House of Fraser Q3 sales Michelle Russell | 11 Dec 13

Department store retailer House of Fraser saw like-for-like sales climb in the third quarter, boosted by its online business and the launch of new technology in stores.


Cheaper private label apparel "losing traction" Richard Woodard | 28 Nov 13

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


UAE: House of Fraser opens first international flagship Katie Smith | 25 Oct 13

UK department store retailer House of Fraser is to open its first international flagship store in the United Arab Emirates with franchise partner Retail Arabia International.


UK: House of Fraser H1 earnings flat as sales rise Richard Woodard | 25 Sep 13

Department store retailer House of Fraser posted flat earnings for the six months to 27 July as increased investments offset rising sales.


UK: Retailers accused of fixing prices of sports bras Petah Marian | 20 Sep 13

A number of the UK's largest retailers including John Lewis, Debenhams and House of Fraser have been accused of fixing the price of sports bras.


UK: House of Fraser mulls return to stock market? Katie Smith | 19 Aug 13

UK department store retailer House of Fraser is reportedly considering a return to the stock market after seven years under private ownership.


UK: House of Fraser books 4.3% rise in FY earnings Katie Smith | 22 May 13

UK department store retailer House of Fraser has today (22 May) posted 4.3% profit growth in the 52 weeks to 26 January, boosted by record like-for-like sales growth.


UK: Gieves & Hawkes shuffles management Katie Smith | 5 Feb 13

Gieves & Hawkes has revealed a series of management appointments in a bid to drive growth at the London-based tailor.


UK: Tesco names Bush as UK managing director Leonie Barrie | 10 Jan 13

UK retailer Tesco today (10 January) named Chris Bush as its new UK managing director.


UK: House of Fraser posts record Christmas sales Katie Smith | 7 Jan 13

UK department store operator House of Fraser today (7 January) reported record sales over the Christmas period, with like-for-like sales rising 6.3%.


UK: House of Fraser returns to Q3 earnings growth Richard Woodard | 6 Dec 12

Department store retailer House of Fraser returned to positive earnings in the third quarter, with like-for-like sales up 5.4% and online sales surging up 50%.


UK: Mike Ashley eyes House of Fraser stake? Katie Smith | 26 Nov 12

House of Fraser has remained coy on reports Mike Ashley, founder of Sports Direct, is looking to acquire a stake in the department store retailer.


UK: Asos head of buying latest to exit Katie Smith | 23 Nov 12

Head of buying Ellen Andrews is the latest to leave online clothing retailer Asos after holding the position for four years.

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