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Mamas & Papas appoints 2 senior directors

Monday 16 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Two senior appointments have been made at maternity retailer Mamas and Papas by the newly instated boss Jonathan Fitzgerald. The position of product director has been handed to Paul Middlemiss, who has previously held similar roles at Robert Dyas and The Conran Shop, as well a...

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Your definitive guide to the Christmas updates

Thursday 12 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Retailers have enjoyed a better-than-expected Christmas trading season as a flurry of updates this week and last week confirmed that shoppers were happy to spend money during the festive season. Figures from some of the UK's biggest retailers showed the sector enjoyed impressi...

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House of Fraser welcomes "record sales figures"

Wednesday 11 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

House of Fraser's Christmas trading update has revealed record sales amid a troubled quarter. In the six weeks to December 31 the department store chain posted a 2.7 per cent rise in like-for-like sales alongside a gross margin growth of one per cent. According to the retailer...

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House of Fraser hires David Seeby as new digital director

Monday 09 January 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Heritage department store chain House of Fraser as named David Seeby as its new digital director, according to Retail Week. Seeby, who will report directly to chief customer officer David Walmsley, comes from Marks & Spencer, where he held the roles of head of online operation...

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Sports Direct to sell more brands in premium push

Monday 09 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Sports Direct is reportedly planning to offload more of its 28 brands in an effort to raise its profile and shed financial baggage. The news comes after the sportswear retailer penned a £112 million deal last month to sell its Dunlop brand to Japanese rubber company Sumitomo. ...

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House of Fraser opens first standalone shop in China

Thursday 22 December 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Department store chain House of Fraser has just opened its first-ever bricks-and-mortar store in China. The retailer, owned by Chinese conglomerate Sanpower Group, has opened in Sanpower Plaza in the commercial zone of Nanjing, the capital city of Jiangsu province with a popul...

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Oui announces ambitious UK expansion plans

Tuesday 13 December 2016 - Posted by Ben Stevens

German womenswear brand Oui has announced plans to open 10 franchise stores across the UK in 2017. The brand is in discussion with partners at key shopping locations across the country including Oxford, Maida Vale in London, Fulham and Guilford, and aims to open 30 – 35 stores...

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House of Fraser to reveal transformative five-year strategy in February

Wednesday 07 December 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

House of Fraser has recruited consultants to put together its new five-year strategy that would reportedly include improvements to its supply chain efficiency and distribution network. According to Retail Week, the strategy – to be revealed in February – also includes putting ...

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Hunkemöller returns to the UK with new website

Tuesday 06 December 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Lingerie brand Hunkemöller has returned to the UK retail market with the launch of a dedicated online store. Previously available for sale in the UK via online retailer Zalando and through global website hunkemöller.com, the Dutch company has established hunkemöller.co.uk as p...

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New Look's ecommerce director departs

Thursday 01 December 2016 - Posted by Ben Stevens

New Look’s ecommerce director has announced she would depart from the company to take focus on her family. Sally Heath has been with the fashion retailer for five years, starting her career there as head of buying and working up to ecommerce director in 2015. This follows seni...