Former Marks & Spencer boss Sir Stuart Rose, now chairman of Blue Inc, was inaugurated into the World Retail Hall of Fame at last week’s World Retail Congress.

Stuart Rose

Sir Stuart was scheduled to have dinner with old pal and sometime adversary Sir Philip Green on the evening he received the accolade.

Sir Philip of course received the honour in 2008, and Sir Stuart was looking forward to telling the tycoon: “Look, I’ve got one too.”