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Walgreens Boots Alliance has appointed George Fairweather as its global chief financial officer.
Sainsbury’s is to axe 500 head office and store support centre roles as part of plans to achieve £500m in cost savings.
The Co-operative has been urged by general workers’ union GMB to end its relationship with Amazon citing concerns over the etailer’s ethical and trading policies.
Retail news round-up on August 12, 2014: British retail spending contracts 0.3% in July; Sports Direct accused of using zero hours contracts; Destination Maternity boss departs
Supermarkets are cutting back on hours worked and equivalent full-time jobs in retail fell in the second quarter despite growth in store numbers.
Human resources analysis
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.
Tesco has today revealed it has poached the highly-regarded Halfords boss Matt Davies to be its new UK chief executive.
Human resources comment
Proposed zero-hours reform tips scales back in employees’ favour, but what can retailers do to keep themselves out of the media glare?
One of the things I think really sets the retail industry apart is the potential for people to progress.