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UK: House of Fraser ends sale talks | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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.








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