Clarke is now the only full-time, executive director of a business with 530,000 staff operating in 12 countries. Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images.
Members of the Co-operative group "will not see dividends for years" as the crisis engulfing it deepens. 1:03am UK, Thursday 17 April 2014.
STRONG demand from China's growing middle class for upmarket fashion and beauty products helped luxury retailer Burberry shrug off worries about the impact of the strong pound.
The former boss of the collapsed retailer JJB Sports forged a bank statement to disguise the fact he had borrowed �1.5m from another well-known retail figure, a jury was told.
Hurt once again by falling ad prices on smartphones and tablets, Google Google disappointed investors with first-quarter earnings that came in slightly under expectations.