One of the the ‘Big Four’ UK supermarket chains, Morrisons, has received an unsolicited bid approach valuing it at £5.5bn. But it has rejected the offer, despite it being above its closing share price as of Friday.
Debenhams may have closed all of its stores, but a new one could open under the Debenhams name. Now owned by Boohoo, the Debenhams brand is the subject of talks regarding the opening of one small shop outside of London.
Boohoo’s trading update on Tuesday showed that the pureplay e-tailer continued to prosper in Q1, even after UK physical stores reopened in April, although there were challenges in some markets and margins were squeezed.
Gap has confirmed that it’s to close 19 UK and Republic of Ireland stores this summer. It follows a bruising pandemic period and news backs in October that the US firm was launching a review of its European business.
The Debenhams physical store chain may be history in the UK, but one part of the business is continuing as a physical entity with its Danish Magasin du Nord operation sold to Peek & Cloppenburg for an undisclosed sum.