Supermarket giant Tesco has appointed Terry Green, ex-chief executive of the collapsed Allders chain, as head of its clothing division.

Green, who has also led the Top Shop, Debenhams and Bhs high-street chains in the past, is to head up all of Tesco's UK clothing collections.

Green replaces John Hoerner, who is moving on to a developmental role for Tesco's clothing ranges. He will not be a main board director of the group, but will be employed in a consultant capacity.

Tesco's clothing division, which includes names such as Florence & Fred and Cherokee, has been growing from strength to strength in recent years, partly reflecting a general trend favouring supermarket collections.

Green was unsuccessful in his attempt to turn around the Allders department store, leading to its collapse earlier this year. However, he is widely regarded as a coveted name in UK fashion, having been the driving force behind the successful Designers at Debenhams unit, which helped transform the retailer's fortunes.