Last year, Sir Ken Morrison romped home with two coveted Retail Week awards. The Morrisons boss won Retailer of the Year and Retail Personality of the Year. This year, the Oscars of the retail world will be held on March 17 to a sell-out audience.
Finally, Luc Vandevelde, who last year held the post of Marks & Spencer chairman, was being tipped to move to the chairmanship of Carrefour by April last year. This year, ten months after leaving M&S, Vandevelde assumed the role of president of the supervisory board of Carrefour, effectively landing him in strategic control of the French retail giant.