Mike Ashley once boasted he had “balls of steel”. Frankly, for anyone else to spend £45 million on shares in Debenhams after its Christmas drubbing, you’d need them.
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Thursday 19 December 2013
The French department store Galeries Lafayette is in exclusive talks to buy its British rival House of Fraser.
Wednesday 18 December 2013
House of Fraser could float on the stock market as soon as July, if exclusive talks with French department store Galeries Lafayette collapse.
Thursday 26 September 2013
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Thursday 20 June 2013
Upmarket furniture chain Dwell today closed all its stores and ceased trading both on the High Street and online with immediate effect, with the potential loss of 300 jobs.
Wednesday 22 May 2013
House of Fraser, the privately owned department store chain, showed today it is defying the gloom on the High Street with record levels of sales and profits.
Monday 06 May 2013
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Sunday 24 March 2013
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Investment Insider: Home shoppers may not help retailers out of their slump, but watch out for overseas growth
Sunday 13 January 2013
Begbies Traynor, the business recovery group, reckons almost 140, mainly smaller, retailers are in a financially critical situation. It has also cautioned that as consumers tighten their belts after Christmas there could be a surge of insolvencies during the first quarter of 2013.
Thursday 24 May 2012
House of Fraser has blamed warm weather, the consumer downturn and costs associated with opening a new distribution centre for a sharp fall in its profits last year.
Thursday 29 March 2012
John Hargreaves, the founder of Matalan, has acquired Fenn Wright Manson, the womenswear retailer, out of administration.
Friday 24 February 2012
A man today admitted starting a massive fire which destroyed a family-run furniture shop during the riots last year.
Sunday 04 September 2011
Tuesday 16 August 2011
The furniture chain Lombok went into administration yesterday in a move resulting in the closure of nine stores.
Saturday 18 June 2011
Sunday 29 May 2011
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