More than a million shoppers swamped the Debenhams website yesterday to snap up generous discounts as the department store tries to clear its stock before closing for good.
The chain has become the latest high street casualty and will be liquidated in the New Year after rescue talks with JD Sport fell through, drawing a line under 242 years of trading and jeopardising 12,000 jobs.
Debenhams has said it will open its 124 shops with a fire sale of its stock when the national lockdown ends tomorrow.
Handbags, shoes, boots, watches and dresses are being slashed in price by as much as 70 per cent.
The bargain bonanza has already sparked a scramble for cut-price products online, with people waiting in virtual queues to access the store’s website.
Late Tuesday night there was a 20-minute wait ‘due to exceptional demand’ with over 300,000 trying to get on to the website
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Wearable-technology startup Whoop plans to add hundreds of new employees, mostly in the Boston area, during the next year, with help from a new influx of $100 million from investors that the company disclosed on Wednesday.
This funding round essentially doubles the amount of venture dollars Whoop has received since its formation eight years ago. It also places a $1.2 billion value on the company, making it Boston’s newest “unicorn,” or startup worth more than $1 billion (on paper).
Chief executive Will Ahmed said the company now employs 330 people, with more than 60 percent of them tied to the Boston office. That’s up from nearly 120 at the start of the year. Ahmed said he expects to double the company’s workforce over the next year, potentially adding 300-plus jobs, with
Virginia did not turn off the citizen portal that allows registered voters to request ballots for the next election. At last count, 853 voters in Fairfax County requested absentee ballots after the Oct. 23 deadline.
Hundreds of voters in Fairfax County expecting a mail-in ballot won’t get it in time. That’s because the Virginia Department of Elections website is still allowing voters to request a mail-in ballot well past the deadline.
At last count, 853 voters in Fairfax County requested they be sent a mail-in ballot after the deadline passed on 5 p.m. last Friday, elections Director Gary Scott said.
It’s a statewide issue that Scott said other registrars are concerned about. He said the state did not turn off the citizen portal that allows registered voters to request ballots for the next election.
After the deadline passed to get a mail-in ballot for the general election on Nov. 3,