Debenhams profits alert as sales slump

File photo dated 18/03/11 of a Debenhams store. A surge in sales in the final week before Christmas helped the department store chain weather tough autumn trading today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday January 10, 2012. The company, which has 170 stores in the UK, Ireland and Denmark, said warmer weather throughout October and November impacted sales until a record Christmas week left trading for the 18 weeks to January 7 level on a year ago. See PA story CITY Debenhams. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire
File photo dated 18/03/11 of a Debenhams store. A surge in sales in the final week before Christmas helped the department store chain weather tough autumn trading today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday January 10, 2012. The company, which has 170 stores in the UK, Ireland and Denmark, said warmer weather throughout October and November impacted sales until a record Christmas week left trading for the 18 weeks to January 7 level on a year ago. See PA story CITY Debenhams. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

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