New Morrisons chairman: The ones that got away

A Morrisons store in Grantham
This morning Morrisons ended a great deal of speculation by confirming that Andrew Higginson, former Tesco finance director, was to be hired as chairman in 2015. With Morrisons enduring tough times of late, Sir Ian Gibson duly announced he would not be fighting for re-election as the company’s chairman. Britain’s fo... read more...
09:48AM - Tue 29th July 2014
Mark Sebba, CEO, Net a Porter

Net-a-Porter's CEO steps down

Net-a-Porter chief executive, Mark Sebba, is stepping down after nearly 10 years in the role.Sebba joined the company in 2003, just three years after it had been founded by Natalie Massenet. Under his rule the company has been recognised for its h...
09:23AM - Tue 29th July 2014
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Retail websites are getting slower, study finds

The UK’s top 50 retail websites are getting slower with third party content to blame, new research has found.The average loading time for a top 50 retail website was 10.29 seconds in the second quarter of 2014, according to information assurance c...
09:07AM - Tue 29th July 2014

How retailers can manage the Prince George effect

Prince George celebrated his first birthday this week, causing a huge increase in traffic for Petit Bateau. George was photographed wearing the childrenswear retailer’s dungarees and the resulting press coverage meant that they quickly sold out.Ma...
09:09AM - Mon 28th July 2014
A Mothercare and ELC store

Destination Maternity will not bid for Mothercare

US baby and mother retailer Destination Maternity will not make any more offers for Mothercare after a second bid was knocked back by the board.The firm has had two non-binding written proposals rejected by Mothercare and it is not willing to sign...
09:05AM - Mon 28th July 2014
A Debenhams UK store

Mothercare CFO joins Debenhams

Department store Debenhams has appointed former Mothercare chief financial officer Matt Smith as CFO.Smith, who has been Mothercare CFO since 2013, was finance director at Argos and has also worked for accounting firm KMPG.He will join the retaile...
08:58AM - Mon 28th July 2014
busy street -iStockphoto.comJustin Horrocks

Retail sales rise 1.6% in second quarter

British retail sales have risen by the largest amount in over ten years in a calendar quarter as British consumers hit the shops.Retail sales rose 1.6 per cent in the second quarter compared with the previous three months despite a sales fall in J...
09:14AM - Fri 25th July 2014

Why Sports Direct is winning the football kit retail battle

England’s World Cup performance may have been underwhelming, but the football industry in the UK continues to boom at an astronomical rate. With the upcoming Premier League campaign on the horizon, we are firmly in football shirt season. Just over...
09:09AM - Fri 25th July 2014

Fortnum and Mason open Heathrow store

Fortnum and Mason are among a string of retailers to open a new store at Heathrow Terminal 5 as retailers move into the booming travel sector.The 1,000 sq ft store will focus on food gifting such as its famous hampers and will sell fresh food and ...
09:01AM - Fri 25th July 2014
Made.com founders

Made.com launch 'Social Showroom'

Made.com has launched a social media platform that allows interior design enthusiasts to connect with each other and see products within the context of a home. Made Unboxed is the latest venture from the online design company. Using the site, cust...
08:51AM - Fri 25th July 2014
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