The finance chief of Debenhams has quit after just one year with the struggling department store to join fashion brand Ted Baker.

Rachel Osborne joins Ted Baker as new chief financial officer in the "next few months", replacing Charles Anderson, who took up the same role at Mulberry in August after 17 years with the retailer.

Prior to joining Debenhams, Ms Osborne worked as finance chief at Domino's Pizza but left there after less than two years, the third to fill that role in as many years.

She said: "Ted Baker is an outstanding global brand and I am hugely looking forward to the opportunity to contribute to the next phase of its development."

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Ted Baker executive chairman, David Bernstein, said: "As our strategy to grow the business continues, Rachel's experience of working in the challenging retail environment we currently face will be highly valuable.

"We look forward to leveraging her significant brand and retail experience and expertise moving forward."

Ms Osborne, a qualified chartered accountant, has previously worked in finance roles at Vodafone and John Lewis.

All Bar One and Harvester owner Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has seen a bounce-back in drinks sales, helped by Britain's recent Indian summer.

The group, which also owns the Toby Carvery chain, said like-for-like sales rose 3.3% in the eight weeks to September 21.

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This was driven by a 4% hike in drink sales while food sales growth slowed to 2.1%.

The recent performance has left overall like-for-like sales 3.6% higher in the 51 weeks so far of its financial year to the end of September.

The drink performance marks a rebound from a tougher early summer, when drink sales fell 0.3% in the 10 weeks to July 27, reflecting the combination of the World Cup and hot summer in the previous year when punters spent more on drinks.

Online mattress retailer Eve Sleep has posted sliding revenues, a week after the business revealed plans to merge with a rival had collapsed.

Eve said falling sales resulted in group revenue sliding 8% to £12.9 million in the six months to June 30.

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The direct-to-consumer retailer saw its shares dip further on Thursday as it reiterated it expects full-year revenues to fall short of previous forecasts.

Eve said it expects to deliver between £25 million and £27 million in revenues in 2019 after it was impacted by "worsening macro-economic conditions and near permanent heavy discounting by competitors".