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Friday 25 March 2011
Health and beauty chain Alliance Boots has announced the shock resignation of boss Andy Hornby after less than two years in the role.
Tuesday 18 January 2011
Alliance Boots, the pharmacy and health and beauty giant, achieved a 15.6 per cent leap in total revenues in the final quarter of 2010, despite challenging trading and the UK's heavy snowfall.
Tuesday 18 January 2011
He looks familiar
Friday 24 December 2010
Sunday 19 December 2010
Boots is to expand its drive-through pharmacy format following a successful trial in Colchester.
Thursday 04 November 2010
Given the leaky nature of banks – HSBC's recent succession travails were a prime example – Lloyds Banking Group deserves congratulations for keeping under wraps the hiring of Antonio Horta-Osorio as its new chief executive until it felt ready to announce it. One of The Independent's rivals was even claiming yesterday that the bank had yet to appoint headhunters. Officially, the line from Lloyds on Tuesday, as it unveiled its third-quarter numbers, was that the search was "progressing". If only banks always made such speedy progress.
Saturday 09 October 2010
The UK's second biggest supermarket, Asda, is to close its final-salary pension scheme after the scheme's deficit almost doubled to £400m in the past nine months alone.
Thursday 07 October 2010
Alliance Boots has lured a former director of Home Retail to its UK health and beauty division.
Tuesday 05 October 2010
Alliance Boots is to shed 900 non-store-based jobs in the UK over the next three years. The chemist and pharmaceuticals wholesaler, which owns Boots, said the cuts would slash its annual operating costs by about £56m by 2013-14.
Thursday 23 September 2010
Falling corporate bond yields and volatile equity markets are likely to cause a headache for companies that offer their staff defined-benefit pension schemes, research published yesterday shows.
Wednesday 15 September 2010
Outlook Sir Stuart Rose must be counting the days until 4 January 2011, when he is finally due to walk away from Marks & Spencer. He clearly feels thoroughly under-appreciated for his record at M&S, with rows over corporate governance and pay, and a mixed performance over the past 18 months from the retailer having undermined his claim to have rescued it from the clutches of Sir Philip Green six long years ago.
Thursday 02 September 2010
Outlook Mercer, the pension consultant, was positively crowing yesterday. The pension buyout market has sparked into life over the last 12 months and guess who's done terribly well out of it?
Monday 02 August 2010
Speaking to a female crowd isn't always easy, as Tony Blair famously discovered on addressing the Women's Institute.
Saturday 05 June 2010
Friday 21 May 2010
The former boss of rescued bank HBOS earned more than £2 million in pay and benefits for just nine months in his new job heading high street giant Alliance Boots, it emerged today.
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