Struggling M&S; appoints new clothing boss

Last updated at 10:57 13 May 2004

High Street giant Marks & Spencer today unveiled the next step in its drive to revive flagging clothing sales.

The group has appointed Kate Bostock - currently a product director for Asda's George collection - to take over from Steve Longdon at the helm of its womenswear department.

It comes just days after the embattled retailer announced the departure of chairman Luc


M&S said it hoped the appointment of Ms Bostock would help lift sales at the clothing division, which has contributed to disappointing sales figures for the group in recent times.

Ms Bostock, 47, has been product director for the George global brand since 2001, covering all areas of clothing and footwear.

She has been responsible for designing, buying and technology at the group and was previously product director for childrenswear at Next.

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