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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.
Ted Baker has appointed long-serving group finance director Lindsay Page as its chief operating officer.
Burberry has attempted to clarify why it has awarded a £440,000 allowance to newly appointed boss, Christopher Bailey.
Human resources analysis
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.
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.
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.