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In this extract from her autobiography, Mary Portas recalls how she became hooked on visual merchandising at Harvey Nichols in the 1970s.
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Topshop has appointed Asos womenswear design director Jacqui Markham to the newly created role of global design director.
He turned around the fortunes at Asda and sold it to Walmart for £6.7bn, but Allan Leighton could be heading for his toughest role yet at the Co-op.
Mamas & Papas has appointed ex-Kiddicare boss Chris Yates to lead the struggling retailer, replacing temporary chief executive Derek Lovelock.
American Apparel has hired an investment bank to consider its strategic options including a sale of the company, according to reports.
Asda chief executive Andy Clarke is to take over the presidency of food and grocery research and training charity IGD next year.
For many people a new year marks the opportunity for a new start, with careers very much in the forefront of many people’s thoughts.
Last month marked the end of an era as Cath Kidston announced her decision to step down from her day-to-day role at the eponymous retailer 21 years after founding the company.
Phil Clarke’s departure from Tesco, while perhaps no great surprise, suggests that the retailer is further in the mire than we might have realised.
Apprenticeships are a personal issue for me. I started as a craft engineering apprentice in 1958 with Howard & Bullough in Accrington.