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Topshop poaches design chief Jacqui Markham back from Asos

Topshop has appointed Asos womenswear design director Jacqui Markham to the newly created role of global design director.

Allan Leighton helped transform Asda

Profile: Allan Leighton, the frontrunner to become chair of the Co-operative

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.

The retailer has struggled against the rise of the supermarkets in the past few years

Mamas & Papas hires former Kiddicare boss Chris Yates as chief exec

Mamas & Papas has appointed ex-Kiddicare boss Chris Yates to lead the struggling retailer, replacing temporary chief executive Derek Lovelock.

Founder Dov Charney was ousted from the fashion chain last month

American Apparel hires investment bank to weigh up options

American Apparel has hired an investment bank to consider its strategic options including a sale of the company, according to reports.

Asda boss Andy Clarke has become president of IGD

Asda chief executive Andy Clarke appointed president of IGD

Asda chief executive Andy Clarke is to take over the presidency of food and grocery research and training charity IGD next year.

Appointments comment

Tesco has made some progress under departing chief executive Philip Clarke

Comment: Tesco's new boss inherits a grocer bereft of identity

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.

Comment: Retailers can be trailblazers when it comes to apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a personal issue for me. I started as a craft engineering apprentice in 1958 with Howard & Bullough in Accrington.

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