Chinese multimillionaire Yuan Yafei in talks for House of Fraser bid Monday, 31st March 2014
Multimillionaire and former Chinese government official Yuan Yafei is reportedly in talks with House of Fraser over a bid for the company that would value the retailer at more than £450 million.
House of Fraser launches pop-up contest to offer new retail brands a place in its stores Monday, 24th February 2014
House of Fraser on Monday unveiled a new partnership with The Great Retail Revival, as it launches a new competition to offer up-and-coming brands the opportunity to trade at its prestigious Oxford Street flagship store this summer.
Kinky Knickers back in business Tuesday, 18th February 2014
Kinky Knickers, the underwear maker once elevated by retail expert Mary Portas, has been bought out of administration just one month after falling into trouble. Headen and Quarmby, the company behind the range, said that it intends to restart production as soon as possible.
House of Fraser launches Danish brand Norr across UK Wednesday, 5th February 2014
Premium department store chain House of Fraser has launched a bevy of ‘shop in shop’ spaces for Scandinavian chain Norr, with new stores now in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Guildford as well as online.
House of Fraser puts mobile at the heart of new website launch Tuesday, 4th February 2014
House of Fraser on Tuesday revealed a relaunch for its award winning website, as it places mobile and touch devices at the centre of its new-look e-commerce hub.
Bikinis? In this weather? House of Fraser finds new ‘unseasonable shopping tribe’ have swimwear and flip flops trending in January Thursday, 30th January 2014
House of Fraser has reported that searches on its website for bikinis rose by 236 per cent in December last year, as a new tribe of unseasonable shoppers are already thinking about swim and beachwear.
House of Fraser heading for IPO Friday, 24th January 2014
House of Fraser is lining up a return to the stock market after negotiations with French counterpart, Galeries Lafayette, fell through, according to the Financial Times. According to industry sources last month, both companies were in talks regarding the sale of House of Fraser to the French company.
Mary Portas' Kinky Knickers firm call in the administrators Saturday, 18th January 2014
The company behind Queen of Shops Mary Portas’ Kinky Knickers lingerie range has called in administrators, according to the Guardian. Headon & Quarmby featured in Portas’ Channel 4 series Mary’s Bottom Line, in which Portas reopens the company’s lingerie factory in a bid to prove that the UK manufacturing industry could be revived.
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