Spectacles etailer Glasses Direct is on the hunt for its first chief executive. Jamie Murray Wells, who founded the company whilst still at university, told Optician that “a new CEO will help drive the business forward at all levels”.
The Times’s Life & Style section profiles the rise and rise of fashion etailer ASOS.com.
The last straw: Johnnie Boden has apparently been hit by a shortage of the “right straw” to thatch the roofs of his development projects in Dorset. The Guardian reports of a “disastrous harvest” leading to a crisis of English Heritage-approved thatching materials.