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Majority of Paperchase High Street stores could be saved

High street stationery chain Paperchase could be salvaged this week in a pre-pack rescue deal led by private equity giant Permira. According to Sky News...

Boohoo buys Debenhams brand for £55m but all physical locations to close

Fashion retailer Boohoo Group has paid £55m to acquire the brand of Debenhams - the deal includes the brand name, in-house brands, intellectual property...

M&S tumbles to £201m loss after pandemic batters clothing and home sales

Marks & Spencer has swung to a hefty loss for the past year following pandemic store closures as bosses said the business has moved...

Children’s bedroom specialist’s revenue up by 72% with plenty of ‘room to grow’

Children’s bedroom specialists, Room to Grow, has experienced a record breaking six-months of sales which has led to revenue soaring throughout quarter two and...

Kingfisher to reveal jump in sales

Kingfisher is set to reveal another jump in sales next week as it continues to ride the DIY wave that swept the UK during...

Halfords snaps up Kent-based tyre specialists for £15m

Halfords has paid £15 million to buy a motor services company in the South East of England which specialises in changing tyres on cars...

Kingfisher hikes outlook after profits jump on DIY boom

B&Q owner Kingfisher has upped its full-year sales and earnings outlook after first-half profits jumped amid a pandemic-driven DIY boom. The group posted a 70.6%...

Dreams sold to Tempur for £340m

The UK’s biggest beds seller Dreams has been bought by mattress maker Tempur Sealy in a deal for £340 million. The takeover ends eight years...

Wickes’ ‘Balance For Better’ initiative launches new Period Positive campaign

Home improvement retailer, Wickes, has launched a new Period Positive campaign set to remove the stigma and stress around menstruation at work. A first for...

MADE.COM goes virtual with its Amsterdam Apartment for AW20

European design brand MADE.COM has launched its first virtual, see-now-buy-now experience, showcasing its new AW20 collections in a curated apartment in Amsterdam. Opened in late...