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Tesco has bolstered its board with two new non-executive directors, which includes hiring former Ikea chief executive Mikael Ohlsson.

Tesco bolsters board with two new non-executives following profits scandal

Tesco has bolstered its board with two new non-executive directors, which includes hiring former Ikea chief executive Mikael Ohlsson.

Retail Week\'s Breakfast Briefing

Breakfast briefing: Retail news on Tesco, supermarket watchdog, M&S and more

Retail news round-up on October 6, 2014: Tesco appoints two non-executive directors, supermarket watchdog calls on suppliers to complain, M&S launches maternity and baby brand, retail leaders urge Scottish Government to scrap ‘Tesco tax’, Holland & Barrett to launch click-and-collect

Argos and Homebase owner Home Retail Group has made two key appointments as part of an ongoing drive to grow own brand sales.

Home Retail Group makes two new hires for own brand drive

Argos and Homebase owner Home Retail Group has made two key appointments as part of an ongoing drive to grow own brand sales.

The retailer has brought in its first CIO.

Fortnum & Mason hires first chief information officer

Fortnum & Mason has appointed Whistles IT and logistics director David Mold as its first chief information officer.

Tesco chairman Sir Richard Broadbent said that the grocer needed a “fresh perspective” to move forward and that incoming chief executive Dave Lewis will build on what Philip Clarke has started.

Tesco chairman on grocer's new chief executive: 'We needed a fresh perspective'

Tesco chairman Sir Richard Broadbent said that the grocer needed a “fresh perspective” to move forward and that incoming chief executive Dave Lewis will build on what Philip Clarke has started.

Appointments analysis

Ian Cheshire announced he is leaving Kingfisher in September

People: Retail job moves - who went where in September

With summer drawing to a close, the business and political worlds sprung back into action in September making it the perfect month for fresh slates and new starts.

Former Ikea boss Mikael Ohlsson has been drafted in to the Tesco board

In the news: Tesco non-execs Richard Cousins and Mikael Ohlsson profiled

Tesco has brought in two new non executive directors to help steady the ship. Retail Week takes a closer look at their careers to discover what they will bring to the beleaguered grocer.

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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