Debenhams has confirmed it intends to appoint administrators and said that the process would protect it from the threat of legal action that could have the effect of pushing the business into liquidation while its 142 UK stores remain closed.
Sofie Willmott, lead analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view on this news: “Placing Debenhams into administration for the second time within twelve months will tide it over for now, freeing it from debts but
Debenhams, has launched a new sustainability programme with ambitious targets as it aims to set new benchmarks for UK department store retailing in the 2020s. The new targets build on the progress made by Debenhams in the last year. In 2019,
Following today’s release of Debenhams H1 figures for 2018/19, Sofie Willmott, senior retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Currently in administration and without a CEO, Debenhams has this morning announced plans to close up to
Debenhams has gone into administration after it rejected plans by Sports Direct's Mike Ashley to save the chain.
Following today’s release of Debenhams figures for the 2018 Christmas period, Sofie Willmott, senior retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Despite heavy discounting across the peak Christmas period Debenhams has reported dismal results this morning
Debenhams has opened the the doors on its latest store – Debenhams Watford – as it continues to deliver the retailer’s strategy to make shopping easy, sociable and fun. The brand new 86,000sq ft three-storey shopping destination will be opened by
Swoon will roll out concessions in a further ten Debenhams stores, following the brand’s first successful UK retail partnership with the department store which kicked off in March 2018.
Doddle and Debenhams today announce that following a successful trial, the Doddle Click & Collect service currently being offered across 50 Debenhams stores, will now be rolled out across Debenhams’ full estate of 165 UK stores, with the majority live by Spring 2019.
Debenhams and revolutionary fitness chain, Sweat! are to open the first instore gym in their partnership on 10 September 2018 with a 17,575sq ft site in the Debenhams Sutton store. The facility is to be followed by two further sites
British multi-national retailer Debenhams has joined CJ Affiliate's network. The network will now serve Debenhams’ affiliate marketing activity in the UK and Ireland. This will be an exclusive partnership from April 2017 onwards.
One of the world’s top international department stores has significantly increased in-store visitors by rolling out an omnichannel appointment system that allows customers to book personal shopper sessions in 88 key stores. Debenhams has offered an industry-leading personal shopping service for
Key retailers, led by Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Primark, and Debenhams, revealed better-than-expected trading results for the period ended 31 December to 7 of January 2017. This caps of a week of fantastic results announcements for British retailers and demonstrates
Bravado partners with gifting specialist Kimm & Miller to introduce Al Murray beer gifting range to Debenhams
Al Murray, the Pub Landlord, continues his work with Bravado and East Kent Brewer, The Ramsgate Brewery on his own ‘Beautiful British Beer’ with a range of gifts now available at Debenhams from specialists Kimm & Miller. The beer came out
DHL Supply Chain has renewed its 20-year partnership with leading retailer Debenhams for a further five years. Continuing its successful and long-standing relationship with the retailer, DHL will provide warehousing and distribution to support Debenhams’ omni-channel strategy, providing an improved customer
SOS, Laura Ashley and Debenhams top the UK RepTrak ranking of high-street fashion companies’ reputations amongst the UK general public, Reputation Institute announced today, based on nearly 5,000 interviews with the UK general public. The reputation ranking The RepTrak system
Westfield London today reveals latest plans to enhance the south-west corner of the centre, including a multi-million pound upgrade to Debenhams as it continues to invest in enhancing its retail offering in the centre. These developments come ahead of the
Debenhams, the second largest department store chain in the UK, is partnering with Rant & Rave, the customer engagement specialist, to increase feedback, reduce customer effort and deliver a great experience. Headquartered in London with more than 176 UK stores,
Details regarding the opening of North Lincolnshire Shopping Park have been confirmed by the park’s developer and main contractor, Simons Group. The retailers will all be opening their doors for business on 24 October 2014. Boots will be opening at 8am, with
John Lewis will extend its ecommerce lead in 2014 as the UK online department store market frontrunner, according to Verdict’s Department Store Retailing in the UK report. The retailer’s multi-channel proposition has propelled growth, and with Verdict forecasting the online
Department store giant Debenhams claims it is shaking up its social strategy this year, with several social ‘Co-buying’ campaigns planned between now and Christmas. Launched in partnership with a leading social commerce technology provider, Buyapowa, the first Co-buy offer goes live today (10 September)
Simons Group has completed work on the Debenhams store in Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port which opens to the public today (21 August 2014). Simons has been engaged for over 10 months, starting with Simons Design, who took the retailer‘s brief and transformed the
Boxwood, the management consultancy, has launched a piece of research detailing the winners and losers from the recent trading period. The paper, produced by the Boxwood Insights team, uses the Q4 trading figures to shine a light on who will be the winners
New research shows click and collect was the success story for retailers this Christmas, with 20% of shoppers buying items online for in-store collection in the run-up to the festive season. Experience design agency Foolproof asked 1000 shoppers whether they had
Hercules Unit Trust (HUT) is pleased to announce that Debenhams has opened its 40,000sq ft store at Leamington Shopping Park. The new department store features a premium beauty offer, a café and the Designers at Debenhams range. Julie Hampton, a