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John Lewis boss chosen as Conservative mayor candidate

29 September | 10:47 PM | | England

John Lewis boss Andy Street will leave the department store after being chosen to run as the Conservative candidate for West Midlands mayor. Mr Street, who calls himself a "proud Brummie", was formally selected by local party members to fight the election in May next year. He has handed in his resignation at John Lewis and will leave within a month, a member of his team said.

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Primark tackles fast fashion critics with cotton farmer project in India

The retailer is funding a sustainable cotton farming project but faces criticism it profits from the rock-bottom prices that hurt farmers When it came to the family business, Hetalbai Laktaria knew that it was best to keep her opinions to herself. In the village of Ranmalpur in western India, the men tend to look after the farms and the women stay at home.


Shares of PepsiCo climb after beating expectations on profit

Shares of PepsiCo briefly traded 2 percent higher on Thursday, after the beverage maker reported better-than-expected third quarter profits. The stock later pared those gains and ended the day up about 0.35 percent. PepsiCo reported a quarterly profit of $1.40 per share, eight cents above estimates from analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.

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Former Jaegar owner Harold Tillman to be chairman of The Ethical Fashion Forum... but will he get a knighthood?

A gentlemanly, dapper figure with a fondness for natty three piece suits, tailor’s son Harold, 71, has spent 50 years in retail and often credited with putting British fashion on the map.

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Japanese retailer Uniqlo dips its toes in Canada's cutthroat retail sector

When Japanese apparel retailer Uniqlo decided to open its first location in Canada, it sent Yasuhiro Hayashi to Toronto every month for nearly a year to get a read on the Canadian customer. During each visit, Uniqlo Canada's chief operating officer would spend the week taking notes on what people wore.


Exclusive: Ex-Hugo Boss CEO appointed Bottega Veneta boss

French luxury and sports group Kering is to announce this week the appointment of former Hugo Boss Chief Executive Claus-Dietrich Lahrs as the new head of its Italian leather goods maker Bottega Veneta, a source close to the matter said.

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Tesco launches top 0% purchase credit card at 28 months

Households looking to spread the cost of a large purchase can now do some over up to 28 months interest-free with Tesco Bank's new credit card. The Tesco Bank 0% Purchase Credit Card tops the tables with the longest interest-free deal available on spending, out-stripping previous market-beating deals from Sainsbury’s Bank and Post Office by one month.

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