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Beales has agreed to a recommended cash offer from English Rose, a vehicle controlled by outspoken property investor Andrew Perloff.
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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.
Mothercare chief executive Mark Newton-Jones has been appointed chairman of Graduate Fashion Week, replacing former Debenhams boss Rob Templeman.
Retail news round-up on December 15, 2014: Tesco asks PwC to scrutinise stock, Amazon error results in products being sold for 1p; UK’s firs social supermarket opens; and Mike Ashley loans Sports Direct £40m.
Retail news round-up on December 12, 2014: Retail park vacancies and John Lewis
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.