News roundup–Wesley Owen for sale, plus M&S and more

  • Christian charity IBS-STL UK has put its
    Wesley Owen catalogue/retail division, along
    with wholesale business STL Distribution and
    publisher Authentic Media, up for sale.
    According to The Bookseller, the
    charity “has experienced a succession of financial
    problems including the failed implementation of a new computer
    system in October last year”.

  • Marks & Spencer investors have responded
    favourably to the appointment of Morrisons
    chief executive Marc Bolland as chief executive of M&S
    according to The Guardian. Bolland
    will succeed Sir Stuart Rose as M&S chief exec early next year,
    though Rose will remain chairman.

  • Ouch! “Royal Mail: Britain’s worst company” reads
    a headline in today’s Times.

  • Fashion etailer Ascension-formerly
    Adili-gets a nice plug from The Guardian today:
    “To celebrate the launch of Ascension’s flagship ethical
    flagship store in London, we’ve asked their buyer Laurella
    Fox-Pitt to create a chic winter wardrobe from brands including
    People Tree, Komodo, and Terra Plana.”


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