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Christmas trading

Latest Christmas trading figures

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House of Fraser’s Christmas sales drop Subscription

21 January 2019 By

Sales at House of Fraser reportedly plummeted 60% year on year in the run up to Christmas.

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Fashion drives Christmas revenue rise at Shop DirectSubscription

14 January 2019 By

Group revenue at Shop Direct was up 3.7% year on year for the seven weeks ended 28 December 2018, driven by strong clothing and footwear sales and overall growth at Very.

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Quiz warns on profits after ‘challenging’ ChristmasSubscription

11 January 2019 By

Quiz has revised its revenue and profit forecasts for the full year following “challenging trading conditions” over the all-important Christmas period.

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M&S boss: 'We don't regret Black Friday'Subscription

10 January 2019 By

Marks & Spencer chief executive Steve Rowe has insisted that the retailer’s decision not to partake in Black Friday last year was the right one, despite reporting weak sales in November. 

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Next lowers profit guidance despite Christmas boost Subscription

3 January 2019 By

High street giant Next has dropped its full-year profit guidance for the year by 0.6%, despite a rise in full-price sales  of 1.5% over the Christmas period.

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London bucks decline in Boxing Day footfallSubscription

27 December 2018 By

London’s West End has bucked the Boxing Day footfall decline this year, with a 15% increase by 10.30am compared to the same period last year.

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Selfridges takes £4m in early hours of Boxing Day Subscription

27 December 2018 By

Selfridges has taken over £4m in the first few hours of its Boxing Day Sale.

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Merry Christmas from Drapers!Subscription

24 December 2018 By Drapers Reporters

Keep in touch, as we have plenty going on online over the festive season.

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Multiples braced for cautious Christmas Subscription

11 December 2018 By Drapers Reporters

High street retailers are expecting Christmas trade to be worse than last year as a mood of “doom and gloom”, and economic uncertainty prevail.

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Indies look forward to Christmas upliftSubscription

10 December 2018 By Olivia Pinnock

Independents across the UK have enjoyed a strong autumn season so far and are optimistic about Christmas, as more consumers seek unique products and store experiences.

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Christmas fashion spend to drop, PwC predictsSubscription

5 December 2018 By Olivia Pinnock

The average consumer will spend £420 on presents this year, but a smaller proportion will be on fashion, PwC’s Christmas trading predictions suggest.

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Competition: Are your Christmas windows the best in town?Subscription

29 November 2018

It’s that time of year again - send in your entries now to have a chance of winning Drapers’ Christmas windows competition for independent fashion retailers.

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Scotch & Soda unveils Christmas fleetSubscription

16 November 2018 By Olivia Pinnock

Scotch & Soda has decorated six London buses as part of its Christmas marketing campaign.


Mulberry launches interactive Christmas lights campaignSubscription

16 November 2018 By Olivia Pinnock

Mulberry has kicked off its #MulberryLights festive campaign, which “celebrates how light, colour, shapes and people come together to create a modern British Christmas”, with interactive, in-store experiences.

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Christmas spending to drop Subscription

14 November 2018 By Olivia Pinnock

Christmas spending among UK consumers is expected to drop this year to £60bn, research by American Express has found.

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