House of Fraser took its website offline yesterday amid complaints from customers about delayed deliveries since the company was bought by Sports Direct last week.
A message on the retailer’s home page read: “We’re currently working hard to make some improvements to the website. Don’t worry, we will be back up and running as soon as possible.”
The halt came amid reports employees at a key warehouse supplying products to House of Fraser stores and online shoppers had downed tools in a wrangle over delivery payment terms with Sports Direct.
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley announced on Friday that he was buying the chain.