General Discussion on Debenhams

Tuesday, Oct 27 2009 by

  • Leading department stores group focusing on key product categories including womenswear, menswear, homewares, health and beauty, accessories, lingerie and childrenswear.
  • Debenhams has 153 stores including 10 Desire by Debenhams stores, across the UK and Ireland with approximately 10.9 million square feet of trading space and around 21,500 employees.
  • In addition Debenhams has 48 international franchise stores in 17 countries outside the UK and Ireland.
  • Debenhams has a successful own brand portfolio of approximately 55 own brands (such as Debut, Maine New England, Red Herring and Thomas Nash) including 25 Designers at Debenhams brands.

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Debenhams plc is a United Kingdom-based multi-channel company. The Company brand trades through approximately 240 stores in 28 countries. It is available online in more than 70 countries. It owns and operates 172 stores in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and Denmark. Its product portfolio includes women’s wear, menswear, children’s wear, and health and beauty products. It also offer customers a range of services, including restaurants and cafes, personal shopping assistance, hairdressing and beauty treatments, nail bars and wedding/celebration gift services. Its Website stocks a range of own label, Designers at Debenhams and international brands, and a range of concessions. It also offers furniture, electrical appliances and flowers002E more »

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Betasurfer 27th Oct '09 1 of 1

TPG, the US buy-out firm that backed the £1.9bn buy-out of Debenhams in 2003, said to have sold out of Debenhams after brokers at Merrill Lynch on Tuesday placed 120m Debenham shares at 81.6p with a mystery buyer.

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