Marks and Spencer has announced that its managing director of clothing and home, Jill McDonald, is exiting the retail giant after nearly two years in the role. CEO Steve Rowe, who previously held McDonald’s position at the company, will be taking over from her in the near term. McDonald was originally […]

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. has announced the appointment of W. Paul Jones, a retail industry veteran with more than 30 years of department store and specialty retailing experience, to its board of directors. The company said, Jones served as chief executive officer of Payless ShoeSource, retiring in […]

Lola Rykiel, granddaughter of French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel, is following in her grandmother’s footsteps and launching an apparel collection, Vogue reports. Named “Pompom Paris”, the brand will offer “chic sportswear” with track suits, leggings and hoodies that can go from the gym to the street. […]

The founder and chairman of Irish retail chain Primark, Arthur Ryan, died on Monday following a short illness, according to BBC News. He was 83 years old. Many considered Ryan to be a “true pioneer” of the retail world. Ryan founded the iconic retail store, initially known as Penneys, in 1969 in Dublin, […]

Laure Browne, former International Brands Director at Auchan Retail, has joined sustainable sneaker brand Veja in the role of Group CEO. This is the first time in the company’s fifteen-year history that co-founders Sébastien Kopp and Ghislain Morillion appoint someone else for this role. “After 30 years […]

VF Corporation has announced the appointment of Denny Bruce to the position of Global Brand President, Dickies, effective July 1. The company said, he reports to Curt Holtz, Executive Vice President and Group President, Workwear. “Dickies is an iconic brand that has stood alongside generations of proud […]

Steinhoff has announced that Philip Dieperink will step down, by mutual consent, from both his membership of the management board of the company and as CFO on August 31, 2019 after the 2019 AGM. The company said, following a handover period, he will leave the Steinhoff Group on December 31, 2019 and […]

Jason Basmajian will be exiting his role at chief creative officer of Cerruti 1881. Basmajian joined the Italian luxury brand in 2015, and will now be exiting just four years later. "It has been a privilege to work for such iconic brands and write another chapter in their history," he said to WWD. "I […]

Francesca Bellettini has been elected as the new president of the Chambre Syndicale de la Mode féminine. She succeeds Bruno Pavlovsky of Chanel in the position and will now head the governing body of French fashion for women. Bellettini has served as president and chief executive officer of Saint Laurent […]

British fashion brand and sailing apparel specialist Henri Lloyd has appointed Sir Ben Ainslie as a non-executive director of its board and will also become chief technical advisor on product development. Ainslie is considered one of the most successful Olympic sailors of all time, winning five Olympic […]

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