BHS is back

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BHS.com website will relaunch
Lighing will be one product the new BHS website will focus on (Source: BHS)

The British high street stalwart BHS is back, as new investors emerge with a refreshed online incarnation of the retailer which spectacularly slid into administration earlier this year.

BHS will return with a new website, BHS.com, after Qatari business group Al Mana Group snapped up BHS' 70 overseas stores and the website in June.

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It's now preparing to relaunch the brand online this Thursday starting with homewares and with further kitchen, dining and clothing planned soon.

​“We are thrilled to be relaunching this iconic brand back into the UK. It had a loyal customer base with around 1.2m British shoppers who bought from us online, and for our relaunch we have managed to secure many of the products they liked the most," said BHS International's David Anderson.

“In addition to this, we have developed a new specially designed online platform for our UK business so we are not inheriting any legacy systems, and we were able to recruit the majority of people who worked on the profitable online and international operations of BHS before it went into administration."

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The new venture will employ 84 people in an office in London and will concentrate on best selling items popular before its collapse rather than having as large a range as it did before.

The collapse of BHS over the summer left the country searching for answers from former owner Sir Philip Green and the businessman Dominic Chappell who bought the retailer from him for just £1, and left a £571m pensions black hole.

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