The summer sales come early: High Street stores panic as retail figures fall

The summer sales come early: High Street stores panic as retail figures fall

The summer sales come early: High Street stores panic as retail figures fall

1:37 AM on 9th June 2011

Ahead of the game: The move by Debenhams is set to force rival store groups to follow its lead and slash prices to boost the sluggish market

Ahead of the game: The move by Debenhams is set to force rival store groups to follow its lead and slash prices to boost the sluggish market

The best summer bargains Price-cutting: John Lewis will be dragged into the fray in order to stand by its price promise of being

Price-cutting: John Lewis will be dragged into the fray in order to stand by its price promise of being “Never Knowingly Undersold”

Waterstone

Tough times: HMV has been forced to sell Waterstones

Feeling the crunch: Well-known names such as Home Retail, which includes Argos and Homebase, have issued profits warnings

Feeling the crunch: Well-known names such as Home Retail, which includes Argos and Homebase, have issued profits warnings