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PANDORA and Girls Aloud unveil collaboration to celebrate ten years in the charts Friday, 19th October 2012
Something new for Girls Aloud and PANDORA, as the Danish jeweller on Friday confirmed it would be sponsoring the band for their much anticipated Girls Aloud Ten, The Hits Tour 2013. As part of the collaboration to celebrate ten years since Girls Aloud formed in November 2002, each band member has built their own PANDORA charm bracelet, reflecting their achievements and most memorable moments of the past decade.
House of Fraser overtakes ASOS as UK’s most visible online retailer Saturday, 6th October 2012
House of Fraser has beaten ASOS, Debenhams and Marks & Spencer to number one as the UK’s most visible online brand, according to a report from digital marketing agency Greenlight. Profiling UK consumer online behaviour, the Greenlight report found 3.2 million searches via Google UK were made for womenswear, menswear and fashion accessories in July.
House of Fraser online sales grow 60% for H1 Wednesday, 26th September 2012
Like-for-like sales at the department store rose 1.7 per cent in the first half, thanks to a 60 per cent rise in online sales. EBITDA for the 13 weeks to 28 July rose 0.8 per cent to £12.5 million, a positive trend which the retailer expects to continue, with like-for-like sales in the first eight weeks of its second half up 4.6 per cent, cash profit rising 3 per cent.
House of Fraser kicks off Beauty Festival with Vogue Fashion’s Night Out Thursday, 6th September 2012
Vogue Fashion’s Night Out is back in town tonight, with boutiques, luxury labels and high street staples ready to celebrate in style across the city. And it seems House of Fraser will have plenty to toast to, as it launches its four day Beauty Festival in its flagship Oxford Street store. Exclusive product launches, beauty masterclasses, psychic readings, photobooth action and of course plenty of discounts are set to fill the ground floor of the department store over the next few days.
M&S signs House of Fraser’s fashion guru Stephanie Chen Wednesday, 5th September 2012
In a bid to boost the department store’s struggling sales, Marks & Spencer this week former House of Fraser fashion boss Stephanie Chen to run its childrenswear and homeware departments. According to a report by the Guardian, Chen will take over from current childrenswear director Karl Doyle, who will leave the retailer in 2013 “to pursue opportunities outside the company”.
Irish retailers sign up to outlaw provocative clothes for children Thursday, 28th June 2012
Following the ban made by UK retailers last year, ten of Ireland’s most prominent high street stores have signed up to enforce a strict code to promote practical, age-appropriate clothes for children. Children's Minister Frances Fitzgerald said parents need to be empowered to prevent the sexualisation of children.
PANDORA celebrates Oxford Street makeover at House of Fraser Friday, 1st June 2012
The scaffolding’s been taken down and it’s time to roll out the red carpet: as the final preparations are underway for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend, PANDORA is putting the finishing touches to its very own make-over this week. The Danish jewellery retailer is celebrating its expansion and refurbishment at House of Fraser’s Oxford Street store with an exclusive re-launch party on Saturday 2nd June.
House of Fraser weathers the storm Wednesday, 23rd May 2012
It may have been one of the wettest Aprils on record, but it didn’t stop House of Fraser seeing a positive boost in like-for-like sales for its first quarter. The British department store group said like-for-like sales grew 2.6 per cent in the 13 weeks to 28 April, following a 3 per cent rise for the previous quarter to January.