BBC News – Retail focus with John Pal

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House of Fraser and John Lewis reported solid Christmas sales, but Debenhams announced the resignation of its chief financial officer, just two days after it warned of a disappointing Christmas season. Speaking to BBC Breakfast, MBS retail expert John Pal, explained how the differing structures of John Lewis and Debenhams could be part of the reason for their varying fortunes.

Watch John’s interview on BBC News >>

Last month, John also spoke to BBC Radio 5’s Wake up to Money, BBC Good Morning and BBC Radio Wales looking at retail in 2013, Christmas sales and promotional activity.

John recently looked at retail winners and losers, key trends and issues and challenges from 2013 in a series of MBS clips. Watch the videos >>

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