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French Connection boss 'refusing to sit down to discuss turnaround plan'

Stephen Marks is refusing to sit down with an activist investor that wants him to surrender his dual role as chairman and chief executive of the struggling fashion chain French Connection. The retailer will update the City on first-half trading on Tuesday and Gatemore Capital Management, the US hedge fund that has built an 8% stake, is seeking a meeting with the full board to …