Steve Rowe will next week step down as chief executive of Marks & Spencer after a turbulent six years in the top job, with his internal successor set for a baptism of fire amid a worsening cost-of-living crisis.
ASOS Chairman as Ian Dyson is to take up the same post at electricals retailer Currys. He'll remain with ASOS for now and the firm will replace him once it has appointed a new CEO, with its CEO search still under way.
The Silverburn shopping centre in Glasgow has new co-owners. So expect new joint venture partners Eurofund Group and Henderson Park “to take a good centre and transform it into the leading asset in its catchment”.
Primark, which has shunned the extra cost of home delivery, could add click-and-collect services to its revamped website over time, but still sees new stores in markets such as Italy and the US as its main growth driver.
Unbound Group, the parent of footwear retailer Hotter Shoes, has appointed buying expert Sarah Davies as chief product officer. She will oversee strategy and product development for the group’s comfort footwear brand.
Monsoon Accessorize has appointed Emma Alexander managing director for its Accessorize brand. Joining in March, she replaces Kathleen Mitchell, who left the retailer last year to join John Lewis as trading director.
Major British brands including Burberry, Marks & Spencer and John Lewis have signed up to support the Queen’s upcoming Platinum Jubilee as official partners of the Pageant on 5 June in celebration of her 70-year reign.