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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. April 6, 2015

    Companies diary: April 13 — April 17

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

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. September 25, 2014

    Ashley’s gamble on Tesco divides opinion in the City

    Mike Ashley, the billionaire retailer who likes a flutter, is taking a punt on Tesco. Mr Ashley, who owns 58 per cent...

  27. September 25, 2014

    Message to Sports Direct’s Ashley: spoof not lest thou are spoofed

    Mike Ashley famously played the pub game “spoof” with bankers over who should pay a £200,000 legal bill for the 2007...

  28. July 7, 2014

    Debenhams retreats as Ashley eyes decline

    How long now before Debenhams gains an unwanted shareholder? Fears of poor trading sent Debenhams to its lowest since...

  29. June 20, 2014

    Debenhams to trial Sports Direct concessions

    Debenhams, the department store chain, said it would begin a trial selling Sports Direct goods in its stores as...

  30. April 17, 2014

    Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

    Buy: Carr’s Milling (CRM) Investment lays groundwork for growth across all divisions and Carr’s continues to win...

  31. April 15, 2014

    Debenhams steps up recovery plan

    Debenhams said it was “accelerating the pace of change” in an attempt to recover from a difficult six months in which...

  32. April 2, 2014

    Shareholders reject £70m share plan for Sports Direct’s Ashley

    The fractious relationship between Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley and the City took another turn for the worse when...

  33. FT Alphaville

    March 11, 2014

    It pays to be an owner, Sports Direct edition

    Sports Direct shareholders are a happy bunch. From less than a pound five years ago, the UK retailer is now worth more...

  34. February 19, 2014

    Sports Direct bullish after sales surge

    Mike Ashley, the billionaire who controls Sports Direct, saw the value of his stake rise by about £200m on Wednesday,...

  35. February 14, 2014

    Sports Direct and Debenhams in second meeting

    Sports Direct and Debenhams have held a second, secret meeting after the Mike Ashley-controlled sports goods retailer’s...

  36. February 5, 2014

    French Connection shares rise as losses narrow

    Shares in French Connection rallied by as much as 25 per cent after it said an improved Christmas trading period meant...

  37. January 26, 2014

    UK company profit warnings surge

    The UK’s largest quoted companies issued more profit warnings in the fourth quarter of last year than in any...

  38. January 22, 2014

    Sports Direct and Debenhams to meet after shares swoop

    Top executives of Sports Direct and Debenhams are set to meet on Thursday following the Mike Ashley-controlled sports...

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