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 holding company. The principal activities of the Company and its subsidiaries are the sale of fashion clothing and accessories, cosmetics and products for use in the home. The Company trades from department stores in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and Denmark, on the Internet and has international franchise stores. The Company brand trades through 240 stores in 28 countries and is available online in 70 countries. Customers can also shop through smartphones, tablet computers and other mobile devices as well as more traditional sales channels, such as catalogues and by telephone. The Company own stores in the Republic of Ireland and in Denmark through the country’s department store chain Magasin du. 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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