Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Jill McDonald

M&S confirms start date for new managing director Jill McDonald

Marks & Spencer has confirmed that its new managing director for clothing, home and beauty, Jill McDonald, will start on October 2.
distribution centre

78 jobs axed as John Lewis shuts distribution centre

John Lewis has announced plans to close its Edinburgh distribution centre axing nearly 80 jobs, stating it can no longer support the retailer‘s growth.
Laura Wade-Gery

Former M&S exec Laura Wade-Gery joins John Lewis Partnership board

The parent company of John Lewis and Waitrose has appointed former Marks & Spencer executive Laura Wade-Gery to its board. Wade-Gery, who resigned from M&S...
Debenhams trading director

Debenhams trading director Suzanne Harlow exits amid restructure

Debenhams has announced the impending departure of trading director Suzanne Harlow, as the retailer continues on the path of a restructuring strategy.
Covent Garden Store

M&S could shut 20,000sq ft Covent Garden store

Marks & Spencer has reportedly proposed plans to shut its major Covent Garden store as its business rates bill rises over 40 per cent.
gender neutral clothing

John Lewis becomes first retailer to make childrenswear gender neutral

John Lewis has become the first retailer in the UK to remove gender labels from its childrenswear clothing ranges.
Granite

Habitat and John Lewis remove products connected to child labour

Habitat and John Lewis have stopped selling certain granite worktops after it was revealed that child labour and slavery may have been used to mine them.
Dorothy Maxwell

Big Interview: Dorothy Maxwell, Head of Sustainability, House of Fraser

Its new store in Rushden Lakes represents the bold new direction the retailer taken ever since Dorothy Maxwell joined as head of sustainability in 2015.
BHS online

BHS.com sales jump 35%

Sales at the revived online-only business of BHS has jumped by more than a third in its second quarter.
interfaith charity shop

Selfridges opens UK’s first interfaith charity shop

The UK's first interfaith charity shop has opened up as a concession within London's world famous Selfridges department store.

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