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Millennials aren’t feeling it. Middle England is shopping around. Can the retailer shake itself up?
Employees angered by payouts while chain closes stores and sheds jobs
Group axed the payout last year for the first time since 1953 after the pandemic ravaged profits
Victoria Glendinning’s account of the miserly founder of middle England’s department store — and the son who gave it away
UK government list is part of wider push to clamp down on abuses of workers’ rights
Department store chain will be largest retailer in UK offering six-month benefit to new parents
Pandemic move to online buying leaves retailers wrestling with their store estates
Almost 1,500 jobs at risk as ‘financially challenged’ outlets will remain closed
Department store is leading a reappraisal of assumptions that have justified sector’s expansion in past decade
Heavy investment in shops that remain open will mean another year of weak profits
Furnishings to make at-home learning more productive and fun
Stores with strong ecommerce offerings could end up paying more even with cut in business rates
UK retailer returns pandemic loan earlier than scheduled after Christmas sales held up despite lockdowns
Finance director Patrick Lewis will also step down as UK retailer aims to reshape operations
Retailer’s plan is commendable but the scattergun approach smacks of desperation
Strategic review of employee-owned business announces £300m of cuts and new focus on prices and online sales
Unveiling department store’s results at same time as high street chain was unfortunate
Retailer announces £635m loss as heavy impairment charges offset better than expected trading
Switching off confers competitive advantages at work, but most are really bad at it
Social housing ventures to compensate for margin decline as chair seeks expansion ‘beyond retail’
Fresh blow to UK high street as Sunak’s stimulus package comes under fire
Sharon White restores divisional management structure at Waitrose and department stores
James Bailey will take the helm as part of a broader reorganisation of management roles
Company to refund fraction of policy premiums to reflect reduction in driving
Near-doubling of online sales at department stores not sufficient to offset impact of shop closures