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Harrods launches traditional Boxing Day Sale early

Harrods has launched its winter sale a full week before Christmas “in response to ongoing trading realities”, it has said. The Knightsbridge-based department store is...

Klarna announces partnership with Harrods

Klarna has announced a partnership with luxury retailer Harrods, offering customers more flexible and convenient payment options throughout Harrods Knightsbridge, H beauty and Harrods...

Selfridges is set to be sold to Thailand’s Central Group

Department store Selfridges is set to be sold to Thailand’s Central Group, according to reports. The Weston family have been searching for a buyer and...

Marks and Spencer buys stake in women’s fashion brand Nobody’s Child

Marks & Spencer has bought a 25% stake in womenswear brand Nobody’s Child. The minority investment is the latest move by the retail stalwart to...

House of Fraser Oxford Street to close in January

Frasers Group has announced that the House of Fraser store in Oxford Street is to close in January 2022. A spokesperson commented; “It is with...

Marks & Spencer raises profits outlook

Marks & Spencer has increased its annual profits outlook for the second time in less than three months after a sales rebound, but warned...

Marks and Spencer worker hails optional pronoun badges as important for ‘allyship’

The introduction of optional pronoun name badges for Marks & Spencer employees has been praised. After a suggestion from an employee, M&S workers have...

Very launches “Very best excuses” Christmas ad

As the festive season draws nearer, multi-category online retailer Very continues to build momentum around its Very Best Excuses campaign, with a new 60...

From 2007 to 2021 – A history of John Lewis Christmas ads

The annual John Lewis Christmas advert – now a highly anticipated staple of the festive season – this year stars space-traveller Skye and her...
A scene from the 2021 John Lewis Christmas ad. (John Lewis/PA)

John Lewis festive ad stars young alien experiencing first Christmas – Watch now

A young alien experiencing her first Christmas – complete with mince pies and novelty jumper – is the star of this year’s John Lewis...