Thursday, August 16, 2018

More M&S closures as chairman hails “the biggest turnaround in UK retail”

Marks & Spencer closed another seven stores over the weekend as it pushes on with its ambitious turnaround scheme. The retailer closed stores in Falkirk,...

9000 ex-BHS staff to receive bulk of pensions

Trustees of the BHS pensions fund have finally come to a deal that will give 9000 former staff some long-awaited reassurance over their pension...
Sports Direct House of Fraser

Sports Direct buys House of Fraser out of administration for £90m

Sports Direct has bought House of Fraser out of administration for £90 million, just hours after the department store announced its collapse as last-ditch talks to save it failed.
House of Fraser pension

17,000 jobs at risk as House of Fraser falls into administration

House of Fraser has collapsed into administration, potentially creating the biggest high street casualty since the fall of BHS.

Selfridges launches world’s largest accessories hall

London's Oxford Street is now home to the largest accessories hall in the world as Selfridges steps up its opticals game with the launch...
Debenhams gym

Debenhams to roll out in-store gyms to enhance customer experience

Debenhams is about to start rolling out in-store gyms from next month, as it seeks ways to drive footfall.
John Lewis weekly

Waitrose continues to boost John Lewis Partnership weekly sales

Waitrose has once again bolstered the overall weekly sales figures of the John Lewis Partnership.
House of Fraser creditors

Creditors could determine House of Fraser’s fate today

House of Fraser's creditors are reportedly set to assess and finalise a decision on rescue bids today.
Sanpower

House of Fraser rejects rescue bid for 31 stores set for closure

House of Fraser has refused to sell 31 of its stores due for closure to the owner of luxury fashion house Fashion Collective.
M&S returns

M&S to allow online returns in Simply Food stores

Marks & Spencer has expanded its click & collect service so as to allow customers to make online returns at Simply Food stores.

Feature Resource

The retail CMO’s guide to Christmas 2018

Things are tough in retail right now. Administrations, Amazon, CX, AI, a weak pound...it's a lot. But we’re here to spread some Christmas cheer. The retail...