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Retail news round-up on August 12, 2014: British retail spending contracts 0.3% in July; Sports Direct accused of using zero hours contracts; Destination Maternity boss departs
Ted Baker has appointed long-serving group finance director Lindsay Page as its chief operating officer.
Sports Direct investors have voted in favour of rewarding owner Mike Ashley with a bonus through a new share scheme.
Former Comet employees have won a multi-million pound settlement after it was ruled they had not been properly consulted about redundancies.
The Co-op group chief executive Euan Sutherland is battling to bring the mutual into a new era but has warned the business will make redundancies to strip out cost.
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Tesco multichannel director Robin Terrell and clothing boss Jason Tarry have stepped in after the grocer suspended senior executives following a shock profit understatement.
Former Asda boss Paul Mason is hoping to put his people skills and overseas prowess to good use at fashion retailer New Look, where he was hired as chairman last week.
Latest careers & people comment
Returns are a long-term problem for online retailers. The proportion of returned products can reach 40% in some categories, with fashion particularly affected.
A change of chief executive has tended to be seen as a sign of bad news in retailing lately, so why has Kingfisher’s share price risen today?