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UK: House Of Fraser Buys James Beattie Chain | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 28 Jan 05

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

UK underwear: the naked truth | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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.

UK: House Of Fraser Narrows H1 Loss, Sees FY Growth | 19 Sep 03

Department store chain House of Fraser on Friday posted a narrower first half loss as the Financial Services Authority ordered its results to be released a weak early after being leaked to a news agency.

UK: Allders, House Of Fraser Held Takeover Talks - Report | 10 Sep 03

Department store chain House of Fraser was on Tuesday reported to have held unsuccessful takeover talks with rival Allders.

UK: House Of Fraser Says H1 Trading Satisfactory | 17 Jun 03

Leading UK department store group House of Fraser on Tuesday said it was trading well despite tough trading conditions this year and expected a "satisfactory" first-half performance.

UK: Selfridges Shares Surge On Bid Approach | 10 Apr 03

Shares in upscale department store group Selfridges soared on Thursday after it revealed it had received a takeover offer from a mystery bidder. The firm, best know for its famous Oxford Street store in the heart of London, saw its shares soar almost 20 per cent after it released a statement saying the offer was made at a "substantial premium" to yesterday's closing share price of 244.5p - valuing the company at £378 million.

UK: House Of Fraser FY Profit Climbs To £26.5m | 21 Mar 03

Department store group House of Fraser on Friday reported a 3.5 per cent year-on-year rise in underlying full year profits to £26.5 million.

UK: Hunter Gives Up Fight For Allders | 5 Feb 03

Property group Minerva on Tuesday appeared to have won the battle for troubled department store group Allders after Scottish retail entrepreneur Tom Hunter accepted an increased offer for his stake.

UK: Hunter Drops House Of Fraser Takeover Plans | 24 Jan 03

Scottish retail entrepreneur Tom Hunter on Friday dropped plans for a £197 million takeover of department store operator House of Fraser.








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