Sports Direct gears up for impressive half year results Monday, 10th December 2012
Sports Direct is preparing for another set of strong figures this week as the UK’s biggest sporting goods retailer prepares to announce its half year results on Thursday. Expectations are high after the a tumultuous year for the sporting goods sector, which saw Sports Direct pay nearly £24 million for the brand, stock, website and 20 stores of collapsed rival JJB Sports.
House of Fraser sales rise 5.4% for third quarter Wednesday, 5th December 2012
House of Fraser saw like for like sales rise 5.4 per cent for its third quarter, with online sales up 50 per cent in the 13 weeks to 27 October. The department store group said store refurbishments had continued to drive a solid performance on the high street, while the continued development of the retailer’s online operations has led to a 56.6 per cent increase in sales growth for the year to the end of the third quarter.
IMRG finds department stores occupy 10 of top 15 retail sites Monday, 26th November 2012
House of Fraser makes it into IMRG's top 50 Hot Shops List. They make up some of the biggest names on the high street, but new research from IMRG finds it’s not all about bricks and mortar, as department stores are going from strength to strength online too. IMRG’s Hitwise Hot Shops List, which measures traffic to retail sites, found department stores as a clear shopping destination of choice for online consumers, occupying 10 of the top 15 spaces in October.
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”.
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