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Owners of Edinburgh’s Jenners ‘will return department store to former glory’ as House of Fraser exits

The owner of Edinburgh’s iconic department store, Jenners, has insisted that it will see it ‘returned to its former glory as a retail destination’ upon the departure of Mike Ashley’s Fraser Group, who will be vacating the premises for good this May. News broke yesterday that the department store building …

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Boohoo buys Debenhams brand and website – but no rescue of high street stores or workforce

The online fashion giant, Boohoo has bought the Debenhams brand in a £55 million deal that will not include rescuing the retail chain’s physical stores or its workforce. Instead, Boohoo plans to “rebuild and relaunch the Debenhams platform” as it continues in its ambitions to lead the fashion ecommerce market, …

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US retail giant Authentic Brands reveals plans for Debenhmans and Arcadia takeover

The US retail giant, Authentic Brands, has divulged plans for a double takeover of the collapsed department store chain Debenhams and Topshop-owner Arcadia Group. According to a report from The Sunday Telegraph, Authentic Brands, the owner of the New York department store brand, Barneys, has been in talks with the …

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Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group in ‘potential rescue talks’ with Debenhams

Retail tycoon Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group is in talks over a ‘potential rescue transaction’ for the British department store Debenhams. The brand fell into administration last week, putting some 12,000 jobs at risk. Frasers has said that it was ‘in negotiations with the administrators of Debenhams’ UK business’ on a …

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Debenhams boss expected to step down now refinancing is in place

The boss of Debenhams, Sergio Bucher, is expected to step down, having played his role in refinancing the struggling department chain at the hands of its lenders. A source close to the Bucher has suggested that ‘having stayed on to get the refinancing in place,’ he thinks now would be …

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Mike Ashley labels Debenhams’ deal a “national scandal” as lenders plan to close 50 stores

Shop Direct owner Mike Ashley has labelled his defeat in the fight for ownership of the department store chain a ‘national scandal,’ as its new owners now draw up plans to close more than 50 stores. The plans, busy being drawn up last night, put at risk some 4,000 jobs …

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Debenhams will ‘consider any firm offer from Mike Ashley’ but continue with emergency funding plans

Struggling department store chain, Debenhams has stated it would consider any firm takeover offer from Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct, but will continue with its emergency funding plans. Ashley’s Sports Direct revealed after market close last night that it was considering making an offer to buy Debenhams. However, Debenhams stated that …

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