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  1. Fast FT

    14 hours ago

    RBC highlights UK retail threats after Brexit vote

    Following the closure of BHS over the weekend after 90 years on the high street, Canadian bank RBC has highlighted some...

  2. Fast FT

    July 18, 2016

    British Land braced for 'cautious' approach after Brexit vote

    FTSE 100 commercial property giant British Land is braced for occupiers and investors to take a “more cautious...

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  1. Fast FT

    July 14, 2016

    Sterling weakness to hit fashion retailers - Moody's

    It’s been a difficult few months for fashion retailers, with bad weather and post-Brexit consumer blues hitting...

  2. June 22, 2016

    Losing Lord Hill via Brexit would land City with mountain of woes

    A Conservative peer does not automatically merit sympathy, compared, say, to a puppy with a bandaged paw. But spare a...

  3. June 22, 2016

    Debenhams shares fall after sales drop

    Shares in Debenhams fell more than 5 per cent on Wednesday, after the UK department store chain reported a quarterly...

  4. Fast FT

    June 22, 2016

    Debenhams biggest all-share faller as Q3 sales dip

    Not so fashionable. Shares in UK department store chain Debenhams are sliding more than 4 per cent in early trading on...

  5. Fast FT

    June 22, 2016

    Falling clothing sales hit Debenhams' third quarter

    A recent trend that has seen Britons spending less on clothing and more on leisure activities and holidays has taken...

  6. May 31, 2016

    Store cards could be next big PPI payout

    Thousands of customers who bought store cards from high-street retailers such as Laura Ashley and Debenhams as long as...

  7. May 26, 2016

    Debenhams: dot commerce

    Across the world, department stores face an existential struggle. In the US, shares in Macy’s and Nordstrom have fallen...

  8. May 26, 2016

    Debenhams hires Amazon’s Sergio Bucher as chief executive

    Debenhams has raided the ranks of online retailer Amazon for its new chief executive — in a sign of how the department...

  9. Fast FT

    May 26, 2016

    Debenhams poaches Amazon's Sergio Bucher as new CEO

    Debenhams has raided the ranks of online giant Amazon to find a new chief executive, who will face the tough challenge...

  10. April 14, 2016

    Mothercare hit by sharp drop in overseas sales

    Shares in Mothercare fell nearly 20 per cent on Thursday, the company’s worst drop in two years, after the...

  11. April 12, 2016

    Warning of weak cyber defences on leading UK retail websites

    Many leading UK retailers have websites that require “serious attention” to make them safe against cyber attacks,...

  12. January 14, 2016

    Former Kingfisher chief Ian Cheshire appointed Debenhams chairman

    Sir Ian Cheshire, the former boss of Kingfisher, will take over as chairman of department store chain Debenhams, as the...

  13. January 12, 2016

    Debenhams shares jump after bucking weak Christmas trend

    Debenhams bucked a trend of weak Christmas sales on the high street, with the retailer saying that stock planning and...

  14. Fast FT

    January 12, 2016

    Debenhams shares jump 17.3% after decent festive trade

    Shares in Debenhams have surged 17.3 per cent this morning after the department store chain bucked a trend of weak...

  15. Fast FT

    January 12, 2016

    Decent festive season for Debenhams

    Debenhams enjoyed a healthy Christmas trading period, topping analyst forecasts with decent sales growth after a...

  16. January 3, 2016

    Debenhams looks to enlist ex-Kingfisher boss Ian Cheshire to board

    Debenhams, the department store chain, has held talks with former Kingfisher boss Sir Ian Cheshire about joining its...

  17. December 29, 2015

    Department stores: still serving

    A simple post-Christmas task to ease you back in after all the turkey: build a bear case for the department store. It...

  18. November 13, 2015

    Death by 1,000 clicks on the British high street

    The traditional British mid-market department store is dying. Big high street names such as Debenhams and BHS are...

  19. November 4, 2015

    Bradford pins regeneration hopes on Westfield mall

    Another physical scar of the recession has been healed with the giant hole in the heart of Bradford springing back to...

  20. October 22, 2015

    Tossing away Ladbrokes’ tiny pens draws attention to bottom line

    Remember those tiny blue pens? Those stubby little biros about three inches long? There were two places you would find...

  21. October 22, 2015

    Sharp’s successor to face shake-up challenge at Debenhams

    Michael Sharp fended off awkward questions about his reasons for leaving Debenhams, telling journalists to “stick to...

  22. October 22, 2015

    Debenhams reports rise in profits as boss says he is to step down

    Debenhams, the UK department store chain under fire from activist investors, is to part company with its chief...

  23. October 16, 2015

    Rain or shine time for Debenhams chiefs

    The top management of Debenhams faces a crucial test next week, when the department store chain unveils its annual...

  24. September 29, 2015

    Sports Direct bags stake in home shopping group Findel

    Sports Direct, the sports goods retailer controlled by Mike Ashley, has spent about £35m taking an 18.9 per cent stake...

  25. September 21, 2015

    Cenkos sounds out investors on Debenhams’ coup

    Cenkos, the City broker, has sounded out at least two potential candidates to replace Michael Sharp as chief executive...

  26. August 28, 2015

    Debenhams left behind as stocks rebound

    The FTSE 100 ended its most volatile week since 2011 by moving into positive territory. But the rebound left Debenhams...

  27. June 25, 2015

    Debenhams’ sales fall flat as it changes its promotional push

    Debenhams’ underlying sales were flat over the past quarter as it was held back by fewer promotions. But the department...

  28. June 15, 2015

    Metro/Kaufhof: price cut

    So much for unwinding the conglomerate discount. Metro has spent years looking for a buyer for its Kaufhof department...

  29. April 16, 2015

    Debenhams to increase third-party shops-within-shops

    Debenhams is poised to step up the number of third-party shops-within-shops in its department stores, as it seeks to...

  30. April 6, 2015

    Companies diary: April 13 — April 17

    Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters....

  31. March 27, 2015

    Crunch time for M&S and Debenhams as consumer mood lifts

    Crunch time could be fast approaching for two venerable high street retailers and their bosses. Marc Bolland at Marks...

  32. January 21, 2015

    Mike Ashley cuts Sports Direct stake to 55%

    Shares in Sports Direct fell more than 6 per cent on Wednesday after founder Mike Ashley sold more than £100m worth of...

  33. January 13, 2015

    Debenhams misses analysts’ forecasts with 0.8% sales drop

    Debenhams’ shares dropped 8 per cent on Tuesday after it warned that its full-year margin improvement would be at the...

  34. December 11, 2014

    Sports Direct shrugs off England team woes

    Sports Direct, the sportswear retailer owned by billionaire Mike Ashley, has reported a rise in half-year profits...

  35. November 6, 2014

    Mike Ashley sells £33m stake in Debenhams

    Sports Direct, the retailer controlled by Mike Ashley, has sold its £33m stake in Debenhams just over a month after...

  36. October 23, 2014

    Debenhams suffers steep profit fall in difficult year

    Debenhams has reported a steep but expected decline in full-year profits, capping a difficult year for the department...

  37. October 2, 2014

    Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct takes fresh 5% stake in Debenhams

    Mike Ashley, the retail billionaire, has increased his bet on Debenhams, by spending £33m to acquire an almost 5 per...

  38. October 2, 2014

    Babcock slips as tracker funds exit

    Babcock International’s £1.6bn purchase of helicopter operator Avincis in March has come with a sting in the tail: it...

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