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    1. May 26, 2016

      Debenhams hires Amazon’s Sergio Bucher as chief executive

      Debenhams has raided the ranks of online retailer Amazon for its new chief executive — in a sign of how the department...

    2. Fast FT

      May 26, 2016

      Debenhams poaches Amazon's Sergio Bucher as new CEO

      Debenhams has raided the ranks of online giant Amazon to find a new chief executive, who will face the tough challenge...

    1. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      Kingfisher sales lifted by British tradesmen

      Tradesmen in the UK and strong demand in Poland have helped DIY retailer Kingfisher to post a “solid” 3.6 per cent...

    2. Fast FT

      March 23, 2016

      Kingfisher profits drop, but 'ambitious' plan on track

      Kingfisher has reported a drop of 20.5 per cent in full year pre-tax profit to £512m, as restructuring costs dragged...

    3. January 14, 2016

      Former Kingfisher chief Ian Cheshire appointed Debenhams chairman

      Sir Ian Cheshire, the former boss of Kingfisher, will take over as chairman of department store chain Debenhams, as the...

    4. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Debenhams picks ex-Kingfisher CEO as chair

      Debenhams, the UK department store chain that successfully navigated a warm winter, has picked a veteran retailer as...

    5. January 3, 2016

      Debenhams looks to enlist ex-Kingfisher boss Ian Cheshire to board

      Debenhams, the department store chain, has held talks with former Kingfisher boss Sir Ian Cheshire about joining its...

    6. November 1, 2015

      How to lead a business when technology turns it upside down

      Retail is detail. That is why many who have reached the top of the business got their start at the bottom. In the...

    7. October 9, 2015

      A stripped-down guide to Gallic labour relations

      Until this week, the worst nightmare of most human resources directors was the prospect of a gang of cyber thieves...

    8. July 10, 2015

      Fund manager Ben Goldsmith to float energy focused trust

      Fund manager Ben Goldsmith is stepping back from the investment group he co-founded in 2002 to float a new trust that...

    9. May 1, 2015

      Boardroom trades May 2

      The new chairman at Tesco bought shares at the earliest opportunity, having joined in March when trading was embargoed...

    10. April 8, 2015

      Labour questions impartiality of Whitehall advisers

      Labour has picked a new fight in its troubled relationship with business by querying the integrity of some of...

    11. March 31, 2015

      Kingfisher to close 60 B&Q stores over two years

      Véronique Laury, the new chief executive of Kingfisher, is taking an axe to 60 of B&Q’s 360 UK stores over the next two...

    12. February 26, 2015

      In praise of the public intervention

      “Don’t vote! The government will get in” runs an old gag, one that would probably provoke a hollow laugh of recognition...

    13. February 17, 2015

      Tesco appoints former Dixons head Allan as chairman

      Tesco has appointed John Allan, the former chairman of Dixons, as its new chairman, despite some big shareholders...

    14. February 16, 2015

      Tesco shareholders back ITV head Archie Norman for chairman

      Two of the biggest shareholders in Tesco are pushing for the appointment of veteran retailer Archie Norman as chairman...

    15. February 6, 2015

      Business brings a dose of reality to the Westminster bubble

      It started when a Sunday newspaper printed an interview in which Stefano Pessina said some unflattering things about...

    16. February 3, 2015

      Labour counts on popular opinion in taking tough tone

      The war of words this week between Labour and business is a far cry from the mid-1990s when Tony Blair and Peter...

    17. February 3, 2015

      Miliband escalates row with Boots boss

      Ed Miliband has accused the head of Walgreens Boots Alliance of being part of an “unholy alliance” between the Tory...

    18. January 30, 2015

      Sir Ian Cheshire pulls out of Tesco chairman race

      Sir Ian Cheshire, seen by many as the frontrunner to be the next chairman of Tesco, is out of the race, according to...

    19. January 21, 2015

      The field narrows for new Tesco chairman

      Tesco is closing in on the appointment of a new chairman, with two City heavyweights vying for the role, as the...

    20. January 20, 2015

      Former Kingfisher chief to advise Whitehall

      The government will appoint the former chief executive of the DIY group Kingfisher, Sir Ian Cheshire, as the top...

    21. September 30, 2014

      UK is a land of liberté, égalité and opportunity for French execs

      The cliché spouted by some middle-class Britons is that they love France but don’t like the French. The opposite...

    22. September 19, 2014

      Asda pledges same prices from Perth to Portsmouth

      Shoppers in Perth will continue to pay the same price as those in Portsmouth pledged Asda, the British retail group...

    23. September 14, 2014

      Sir Ian Cheshire rejects offer of top Whitehall job

      Sir Ian Cheshire has become the latest senior business person to reject an approach to become the chief executive of...

    24. September 10, 2014

      Véronique Laury to take over as Kingfisher chief executive

      A fifth FTSE 100 company is set to be headed by a woman after Sir Ian Cheshire announced he was stepping down as chief...

    25. September 10, 2014

      Laury has work cut out as Kingfisher chief

      Sir Ian Cheshire, outgoing chief executive of Kingfisher, describes the day he became chief executive in 2008 as “a bit...

    26. September 10, 2014

      Véronique Laury unexpected choice for Kingfisher crown

      Véronique Laury has hands-on experience for her new job at Kingfisher. She has renovated two houses in northern France,...

    27. FT Alphaville

      September 10, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Scottish currency union, the unilateral Montenegro option: Izzy wonders why would...

    28. September 10, 2014

      Kingfisher king Sir Ian Cheshire hands over the crown

      The appointment of Sir Ian Cheshire as boss of Kingfisher in 2008 put the softly spoken, mild-mannered, all-round “nice...

    29. September 10, 2014

      Lord Hill must not squander Juncker’s peace offering

      A friend of Lord Hill describes him as “upwardly mobile at great speed”. That is a polite way of saying that, like...

    30. September 10, 2014

      Kingfisher tops weak FTSE 100

      Kingfisher topped a weaker FTSE 100 on Wednesday, heading only a handful of stronger stocks after its profits narrowly...

    31. July 24, 2014

      Kingfisher sales slip on World Cup and Europe woes

      Shares in DIY retailer Kingfisher fell more than 7 per cent on Thursday after a drop in second-quarter sales, partly...

    32. July 15, 2014

      Whitbread hires Richard Baker as chairman

      Costa Coffee and Premier Inn-owner Whitbread has appointed former Alliance Boots chief executive Richard Baker as its...

    33. May 29, 2014

      Kingfisher: drill down

      Get out the cross cut saw and the combi drill. There is work to do. Return on capital at DIY retailer Kingfisher was...

    34. May 29, 2014

      Rickety pricing strategy shakes Kingfisher

      The chief executive of Kingfisher said its B&Q DIY chain discounted “too much” in the first quarter after a drop in...

    35. April 3, 2014

      Kingfisher in talks to buy French rival Mr Bricolage

      Kingfisher, the DIY chain with operations in the UK and France, is in talks to acquire Mr Bricolage, a French rival,...

    36. March 25, 2014

      Kingfisher seeks partner for struggling Chinese business

      DIY chain Kingfisher is to return £200m to shareholders this year and seek a partner for its struggling Chinese...

    37. March 12, 2014

      Kingfisher rises amid hopes it will sell lossmaking China stores

      After 13 years of losses, could Kingfisher be ready to abandon China? Kingfisher rose 1 per cent to 402.9p on Wednesday...

    38. The World

      January 23, 2014

      Davos thought: The sharing economy and tax

      (c) Getty Images There was a very interesting session this morning on the “sharing economy” focused on the consequences...

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