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Tesco's F&F loses two department heads

Tesco fashion label F&F’s head of buying for brands and concessions and its head of buying for accessories and footwear have left the business.

Janet Baines had been in her brand and concessions role for a year and four months, having joined in April 2013, though she had been at Tesco since 2010. Previously she was at Debenhams as a senior buyer for womenswear.

Nicola Perring was in her accessories and footwear role for more than two years, having been promoted from Tesco’s head of buying for kids and baby in April 2012. She had worked for Tesco since 2006, and before that was at Littlewoods as a womenswear buyer.

The departures follow widespread changes to the team, which have taken place over the past few months and include all design functions being brought under one umbrella. Previously they were split by region.

Tesco confirmed the departures but declined to comment further.

Last week it was revealed that Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke was being ousted from the company following a period of poor performance, which resulted in the supermarket issuing a profit warning for the current financial year.

Dave Lewis, who heads up Unilever’s personal care business after having joined the consumer goods group fresh out of university in 1987, will take over the reins on October 1.

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