High street brings in summer sales to help boost takings
A number of the UK's leading high street retailers have launched summer sales today in a bid to encourage shoppers through the doors.
Department store Debenhams cut up to 50 per cent off around two million products this morning, according to a report by the Daily Mail. Offers on clothes, shoes, homeware products, furniture and beauty items are available in-store and online.
A spokesman for Debenhams told the newspaper: "The scheduled in-store and online sale, which starts slightly earlier than last year, begins today and falls against a continuing backdrop of food inflation at a two-year high and a 19 per cent rise in gas bills."
House of Fraser also unveiled what it described as "the best ever summer sale", with up to 50 per cent off products in-store and through its website. Another UK high street giant, John Lewis, is expected to announce its own offers in response. George, Asda's clothing department, is currently running a mid-season sale with up to half price off.