Value fashion retailer M&Co has confirmed to just-style the appointment of Sim Scavazza as its buying director from October.

Scavazza brings buying experience from UK high street chains including Adili, Miss Selfridge and River Island.

Verdict Research analyst Sarah Peters said: "Her interesting range of experience will add a lot to the company. She has gained a wealth of knowledge from managing retail supply chains quickly and keeping lead times short.

"She also has a lot of experience on the ethical side of things, and will probably look at how to improve sourcing too."