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Opinion: Furloughed employees must put their wellbeing first

As the state of lockdown continues, retail employees broadly speaking fit into three categories at present: there are those providing essential services who continue to do vital, often stressful, work to keep the country running. There are those, mostly working for businesses whose future was already in doubt before COVID-19 struck, that have very sadly [...]

By | April 17th, 2020|Move of The Week|0 Comments

Opinion: Get exec pay right to ensure credit in the bank with shoppers

As many businesses are forced to furlough staff or, in the worst cases, make redundancies, the remuneration of high earners has understandably come under the microscope. Premier League footballers have attracted much of the public’s ire as clubs dither over salary cuts to millionaires while in some cases using government money to subsidise the wages [...]

By | April 9th, 2020|Move of The Week|0 Comments

Move of the Week: JLP’s Ed Connolly faces new challenge at Dixons Carphone

When Ed Connolly joins Dixons Carphone from John Lewis Partnership in May he will trade one retail transformation project for another. This week, Connolly was named as Dixons Carphone’s new chief commercial officer, bringing to an end a 15-year career with the John Lewis and Waitrose owner. For the past two years Connolly has worked [...]

By | March 6th, 2020|Move of The Week|0 Comments

Move of the Week: Poulter will need all her nous to revive Laura Ashley

It says much about the scale of the crisis facing Laura Ashley that, less than two months after joining the business, Katharine Poulter’s accession to the role of chief executive has been fast-tracked. Poulter only joined the embattled retailer at the start of January as chief operating officer, albeit with a succession plan seemingly in [...]

By | February 21st, 2020|Move of The Week|0 Comments

Move of the Week: Kavan’s first CEO job is perfect match

It’s a measure of the revolution taking place in retail that a senior Amazon executive like Ajay Kavan has chosen Matchesfashion for his first chief executive role. With almost a decade’s worth of experience at Amazon supplementing a CV that includes senior positions with the likes of B&Q and Homebase, I’m certain Kavan would have [...]

By | February 14th, 2020|Move of The Week|0 Comments

Move of the Week: Bhatia is the kind of disruptive thinker JLP needs

John Lewis Partnership’s latest executive hire will be a new name to many. Nina Bhatia will join on February 17 as executive director, strategy and commercial development, following a career spent largely in consultancy and the energy sector. Her appointment will I’m sure spark lively debate. Many will legitimately point to Bhatia’s lack of direct retail experience [...]

By | February 7th, 2020|Move of The Week|0 Comments

Move of the Week: Ted Baker hires first chief customer officer

Hot on the heels of Mothercare’s announcement that boss Mark Newton-Jones is to move into a non-executive role this summer comes the news that Jennifer Roebuck is taking the reverse journey at Ted Baker from non-executive director to the main leadership team. Roebuck currently works as Feelunique’s chief marketing officer while advising Ted Baker primarily [...]

By | January 31st, 2020|Move of The Week|0 Comments