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Well appoints new transformation director to shape its future strategy

Friday 24 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Pharmacy retailer Well has announced Chris Ellett to take on the newly-created role of transformation director. Ellett joins the chain this month, bringing 13 years of experience in business transformation and over a decade in senior leadership roles. Prior to Well, he worked ...


The Original Factory Shop CEO steps down

Wednesday 22 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

The chief executive of The Original Factory Shop has resigned, with the chairman to assume the position on an interim basis. Tony Page is stepping down with immediate effect from a role he held since 2013, and has been attributed to modernising the retailer and launching its “...


Kingfisher chairman departs amid successful turnaround results

Wednesday 22 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

B &Q owner Kingfisher has announced the departure of its chairman Daniel Bernard while revealing strong growth in its full year results. In the year to the end of January, adjusted pre-tax profits for the group rose by 8.3 per cent to £743 million, while underlying pre-tax pro...


Tesco's international chief executive Trevor Masters to leave after 38 years

Monday 20 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

The head of Tesco’s international arm Trevor Masters has announced his departure from the company as the retailer shrinks its overseas operations. Masters, chief executive of Tesco International, is set to leave the company at the end of May following a 38-year career with the...


Lego welcomes new UK VP and general manager

Friday 17 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Marina Edwards has been announced as the new vice president and general manager of Lego UK. Taking the place of Fiona Wright, who has held the role on an interim basis since last year, Edwards joins from PepsiCo where she acted as senior commercial director since 2014. Prior t...


M&S digital director quits

Thursday 16 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

The global digital director at department store chain Marks & Spencer has left after 14 months with the retailer. M&S has already commenced the process to find a replacement for Marcus East, who joined the company in January last year from Apple, where he was head of ecommerce...


Aspinal of London secures new CEO amid expansion ambitions

Tuesday 14 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Luxury handbag retailer Aspinal of London is to replace its chief executive Sarah Rotheram amid international expansion aspirations. Rotheram is understood to be returning to the beauty sector and will be replaced by Lisa Montague of Spanish leather goods company Loewe in Sept...


Shoe Zone names new chief financial officer

Tuesday 07 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Shoe Zone has appointed Jonathan Fearn as its new chief financial officer, promoting from the finance director position which he held since July last year. Fearn, 42, will also be given a position on the board of the footwear retailer as part of his promotion. Both appointment...


Dobbies CEO John Cleland quits

Monday 06 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

The head of garden retailer Dobbies John Cleland has just resigned after eight months at the helm, due to family and personal reasons. Former Wyevale boss Nicholas Marshall, who has over 30 years’ experience in the garden retail sector, will replace Cleland as the new chief ex...


Aldo names founder's son as new CEO

Monday 06 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Footwear retailer Aldo has appointed David Bensadoun as its new chief executive, to replace current boss Patrick Frisk. Bensadoun first joined the Montreal-based retailer – which has several stores in the UK – in 1995 as a project manager before working his way up to president...