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Latest appointments news

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.

Newton-Jones has headed up Mothercare since March this year

Graduate Fashion Week appoints Mothercare boss as chairman

Mothercare chief executive Mark Newton-Jones has been appointed chairman of Graduate Fashion Week, replacing former Debenhams boss Rob Templeman.

Retail Week\'s Breakfast Briefing

Breakfast briefing: Retail news on Tesco, Amazon, Sports Direct and more

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 Week\'s Breakfast Briefing

Breakfast briefing: Retail news on vacancy rates and John Lewis

Retail news round-up on December 12, 2014: Retail park vacancies and John Lewis

Card Factory has hired Twitter head of content marketing EMEA Paul McCrudden

Card Factory appoints Twitter head of content marketing as non-executive

Card Factory has hired Twitter head of content marketing EMEA Paul McCrudden as non-executive director as it looks to bolster its online credentials.

Appointments analysis

Cath Kidston announced her decision to step down from her day-to-day role at the eponymous retailer

People: Will the Cath Kidston brand continue to thrive without its founder?

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.

Tesco boss Dave Lewis

People: What skills does the Tesco board need to succeed?

The role of the board of directors has been brought into sharp focus in recent weeks by the accounting scandal at Tesco, and the coming weeks will be crucial for the retailer.

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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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