Anita Bolger, Arcadia's former marketing director, has been appointed marketing chief for Tesco's clothing division.

Ms Bolger has been brought in by her former boss John Hoerner, Arcadia's former chief executive, who joined Tesco two weeks ago to head the supermarket chain's clothing division.

Supermarkets are increasing their share of the clothing market and the big UK chains are all working to maximise profits. Sainsury's for example has recently launched a range from clothing designer Jeff Banks.