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UK: House of Fraser ends sale talks just-style.com | 17 Mar 06

Department store chain House of Fraser said early talks over a potential sale of the company have stopped.


UK: House of Fraser in takeover talks with Apax just-style.com | 27 Feb 06

Department store chain House of Fraser is in very preliminary takeover talks after being approached by private equity firm Apax Partners, a House of Fraser spokesperson confirmed to just-style.


UK: House of Fraser sales pick up over Christmas just-style.com | 12 Jan 06

Department store chain House of Fraser has enjoyed a 34.2% net sales rise for the 6-week period ended 7 January, driven by the acquisitions of Jenners and Beatties and new store openings.


Space planning key to better retail profit just-style.com | 9 Jan 06

Space planning isn’t a new concept, but its applications, as well as benefits to apparel companies, are continuing to evolve says Stacy Baker.


UK: London Retailer Stops Sale Of Fur Goods just-style.com | 22 Jul 05

Upmarket department store Liberty has announced the banning of fur items from its store following mounting pressure from animal rights campaigners.


UK: Debenhams Plans Expansion To India just-style.com | 4 Jul 05

Department store operator Debenhams is planning to grow its business into India, and is also considering expanding into the Chinese market.


UK: Competition Increases For Beatties Chain just-style.com | 4 Jul 05

Department store chain James Beattie has confirmed that it has received a second bid approach for its business, following its agreement to be bought by competitor House of Fraser for £69.4 million.


UK: House Of Fraser Buys James Beattie Chain just-style.com | 28 Jun 05

The UK’s third-biggest department-store chain, House of Fraser Plc, has signed a deal to acquire smaller rival James Beattie Plc for £69.4 million.


UK: Laura Ashley Shuts Flagship Store just-style.com | 21 Jun 05

UK fashion and home furnishings chain Laura Ashley is shutting down its flagship store on London’s Regent Street after operating there for 25 years.


UK: House Of Fraser Sets Sights On James Beattie Chain just-style.com | 20 Jun 05

UK department store group House of Fraser Plc says it is considering buying smaller rival company James Beattie to boost its presence on the market.


UK: House Of Fraser Closes Dickens & Jones Store just-style.com | 17 Jun 05

Department store chain House of Fraser Plc, which today said reported a 3.2 per cent slump in same-store sales for the first 19 weeks of the year, has revealed that it will shut its 170-year-old Dickins & Jones store on London's Regent Street in January 2006.


UK: Fransa Shuts UK Retail Stores just-style.com | 31 May 05

Danish Fashion producer Fransa Clothing Company says it will close its UK retail division on 1 July after slower-than-expected sales in its ten units within House of Fraser department stores.


UK: Shoe Studio Acquires Rubicon For £140m just-style.com | 2 Feb 05

The Shoe Studio Group, the UK’s largest multi-branded and multi-fascia footwear retailer, today completed the acquisition of Rubicon Retail Ltd, owners of the Principles and Warehouse fashion chains.


UK: Store Group Allders Calls In The Administrators just-style.com | 28 Jan 05

UK department store chain Allders yesterday confirmed reports that it has entered into administration.


UK underwear: the naked truth just-style.com | 26 Jan 05

A recent study on Underwear Retailing in the UK shows that the growth of private label – with its combination of price, quality and speed – is an ongoing challenge to both brands and branded retailers. The latter, though, are fighting back with unique product benefits and strong selling messages that give value for money.


UK: Debenhams Says Beat Rivals In Christmas Trading just-style.com | 21 Jan 05

High-street chain Debenhams’ chief executive Rob Templeman has suggested that the retailer outperformed competitors such as House of Fraser and John Lewis over the Christmas trading period.


UK: Buyers Begin Due Diligence At Allders - Paper just-style.com | 24 Dec 04

Department store group Allders is getting closer to being broken up after it emerged that a number of interested parties have begun due diligence.


Mature shoppers key for department stores just-style.com | 8 Dec 04

A new report suggests that department store retailers are losing their grip on the UK clothing market due to the increasing popularity of supermarkets and specialised retailers as a destination to purchase clothes. The report reveals that clothing retailers such as Next are coming up with better ranges and more competitive prices than department stores.


UK: Laura Ashley Employee Uncovers £1.5m Fraud Circle just-style.com | 26 Nov 04

A shop assistant at high-street chain Laura Ashley has uncovered a multi-million pound fraud operation involving UK chains such as House of Fraser, John Lewis and Marks & Spencer.


UK: House Of Fraser Narrows H1 Losses, Barclaycard Deal just-style.com | 30 Sep 04

Department store House of Fraser has narrowed its first-half losses on better gross margins, and has signed a financial services agreement with Barclaycard.


UK: Debenhams And M&S Worst For In-Store Bra Fittings just-style.com | 3 Sep 04

A survey by consumer magazine Which? has found that women are frequently being measured wrongly for bras in store fittings.


UK: BMB To Control Haggar's Wholesale, Retail Operations just-style.com | 1 Sep 04

Men’s wear marketer Haggar Clothing Co has signed a mutli-year licensing agreement with BMB Group Ltd to develop it's Haggar branded men's wear business in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.


UK: Iceland’s Baugur Buys Karen Millen, Whistles For £120m just-style.com | 19 Jul 04

Icelandic retail group Baugur has extended its presence on the UK high street with the acquisition of fashion chains Karen Millen and Whistles for £120 million.


UK: Summer Sales Slump For Fashion Retailers just-style.com | 28 Jun 04

High street fashion retailers experienced a dramatic drop in sales over the past two weeks because of poor summer weather, The Sunday Telegraph has reported.


UK: House Of Fraser Selects New Planning Solution just-style.com | 16 Jun 04

Fashion retailer House of Fraser has implemented a fully integrated design, planning and merchandising system from apparel industry solutions provider Alphameric.


UK: House Of Fraser Satisfied With 19-Week Growth just-style.com | 15 Jun 04

Fashion retailer House of Fraser Plc has registered 0.4 per cent year-on-year growth in its gross transaction value for the 19 weeks to June 12.


UK: House Of Fraser FY Results Improve just-style.com | 23 Mar 04

Department store group House of Fraser has posted an 11 per cent increase in full-year pre-tax profit before exceptional items to £27 million, compared with restated pre-tax profit before exceptional items of £24.3m in fiscal 2002.


UK: House Of Fraser To Participate In RFID Trial just-style.com | 1 Mar 04

Department store group House of Fraser is to participate in a radio frequency identification (RFID) trial with supply chain manager Exel.


UK: Ted Baker To Implement Kewill MessageBroker just-style.com | 16 Feb 04

Fashion group Ted Baker is to use a managed service developed by Kewill Solutions Europe to exchange business data with its retail partners.


UK: House Of Fraser Shares Up As Hunter Lifts Stake just-style.com | 3 Oct 03

Shares in department store group House of Fraser rose on Friday after Scottish entrepreneur Tom Hunter lifted his stake in the chain.

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