Colin Henry to take helm at Jaeger

The fashion retailer Jaeger has hired a new chief executive, following its acquisition by a private-equity firm last year.

Number of female executives at FTSE 100 companies is falling despite efforts to boost women in industry

Female Tory MPs call on major call on major firms to publish detailed information on how many women they employ

UK is lagging in fight to curb the fat cats, think-tank warns

Britain is failing to tackle excessive pay and falling behind rival countries, a damning report has claimed.

Boden toasts global gains after a tough time at home

Boden, Middle England's favourite online clothing retailer, has revealed that its international sales have surged past those in the UK for the first time.

Former Asda and Royal Mail boss Allan Leighton lured by Pandora's charms

Former Asda and Royal Mail boss Allan Leighton has been named the new chief executive of Danish lucky-charms jeweller Pandora after Puma poached its current boss.

Simon English: Cowgill dodges a bear trap over Thatcher

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Next's boss rakes in £4.5m – and shares an extra payout of £2.4m with his staff

Lord Wolfson, chief executive of Next, pocketed more than £4.5m last year after a healthy rise in annual profits at the fashion and homewares retailer.

Alexander Fury: Why the New Look is such a golden oldie

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Moss Bros is upbeat, but not suited by the weather

Retailer Moss Bros has warned that cash-strapped consumers are delaying hiring suits for weddings, and recent trading had been dampened by the wintry weather.

Booming profits are all the fashion for Zara

The Spanish group behind the fashion chain Zara showed yesterday it is possible to make money on the UK high street even as rivals flounder.

Denim jacket £45, River Island, as before; shirt £35, frenchconnection.com

Spring awakening

It's finally time to shed your winter woollens and plump for lightweight wardrobe staples instead

H&M plans to expand in China and US as sales take a tumble

The Swedish fashion giant H&M has posted a rise in annual profits but took a hit to its bottom line in the fourth quarter and has suffered falling underlying sales since the start of December.

On the colour run: Fun footwear to brighten up those dark morning jogs

(Clockwise from top left) New Balance Minimus Zero Trail shoes, £75, newbalance.co.uk

Marks and Spencer sales slated to fall as rivals' rise

Crunch day for high street as giants reveal festive fortunes

Next figures give first guide to festive sales

All eyes will be on Ftse 100 high street titan Next on Thursday, as the retail bellwether offer up some of the sector's first hard news on festive sales.

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