TJ Hughes appoints new chief executive

Discount department store, TJ Hughes, has appointed Beatrice Lafon as chief executive; replacing Sue Tennant, who will be leaving at the end of the year. Lafon was recently chief executive of Etam Group in the Netherlands and was previously commercial

Keep up with consumers, says Google’s UK boss

Keep up with consumers, says Google’s UK boss

Matt Brittin, managing director of Google UK and Ireland, emphasised the importance of keeping up with the consumer via social media and mobile connections at the 2010 IGD Convention. Brittin highlighted the growth of Facebook (500m people are on Facebook