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Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet quits ahead of Yoox Group merger

Net-a-Porter’s founder Natalie Massenet has quit the online fashion giant ahead of its merger with Italian retailer Yoox Group.

Nick Beighton

Asos reveals Beighton as new chief executive as founder Robertson steps down

Asos has revealed that Nick Beighton has replaced the etailer’s founder, Nick Robertson, as chief executive with immediate effect.

Uniqlo’s chief executive for Europe, Berndt Hauptkorn, has left the Japanese fashion retailer this week to take up a senior role at Chanel.

Uniqlo's Europe boss Berndt Hauptkorn quits to join Chanel

Uniqlo’s chief executive for Europe, Berndt Hauptkorn, has left the Japanese fashion retailer this week to take up a senior role at Chanel.

Alistair McGeorge

Alistair McGeorge quits Australian discount retailer Big W

Alistair McGeorge, a former UK retail executive, has resigned as boss of Big W due to “health reasons” amid a complaint about his behaviour.

Cycle Republic

Halfords appoints managing director at Cycle Republic as expansion gears up

Halfords has appointed a managing director at its Cycle Republic division as it continues expansion plans for the revived specialist chain.

Human resources comment

Retailers will in future have to pay staff a \'living wage\'

Comment: Living wage means retailers must create value from their people

Analysis of the Budget’s ‘living wage’, which will rise to over £9 by 2020, has focused on the cost to retailers.

Proposed zero-hours reform tips scales back in employees’ favour, but what can retailers do to keep themselves out of the media glare?

Comment: What retailers should consider when adopting zero-hour contracts

Proposed zero-hours reform tips scales back in employees’ favour, but what can retailers do to keep themselves out of the media glare?

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