Sears Holdings Corporation has welcomed former Tesco executive, Alasdair James

Sears Holdings Corporation has welcomed former Tesco executive, Alasdair James

Struggling retailer Sears Holdings Corporation has appointed former Tesco executive, Alasdair James, as president of its Kmart business.

As president and chief member officer, James will be responsible for driving the chain's format strategy, managing the Kmart P&L and aligning merchandise, marketing, pricing and selling with the needs and wants of Shop Your Way members.

Since 2007, Mr. James held roles of increasing responsibility with Tesco, where he most recently served as the commercial director for the company's global business unit. Prior to that, he spent two years managing Tesco's China operations as executive vice president and commercial director.