Debenhams Bankruptcy

Former Trading Director at Debenhams

Why is this interview interesting?

  • How the private equity sponsor strategy imapcted Debenham's competitive positioning
  • Pressure on days payables and operating cash flow
  • Challenges with the old department store format
  • How Debenhams is looking to innovate the store layout

Executive Bio

Steve Lightfoot

Former Trading Director at Debenhams

Steve joined Debenhams in 1994 and enjoyed over 23 years at the business. He started in various buying and merchandising roles across categories before reaching the Director of Merchandising in 2003. He then spent over 9 years working as a Trading Director where he was responsible for driving the product and commercial strategy of the business. Read more

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Debenhams Bankruptcy(December 17, 2019)

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