Home Retail Group PLC (HOME.L)
* FD says does not expect change to analysts' FY consensus forecast for pretax profit
* CEO says expects modest sales decline at Argos business in first half before second half improvement Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Editing by Neil Maidment)
LONDON, March 19 - Britain's Home Retail Group on Thursday named Tesco's Echo Lu as the new boss of its Homebase home improvement business.
* Echo will take up her new position on April 20 Further company coverage: