Blog: Leonie BarrieSainsbury’s exec takes notice

Leonie Barrie | 24 June 2008

It’s a huge retail coup for Tesco to have lured Richard Jones away from Sainsbury’s, where he was head of its non-food and general merchandise and had been credited with growing the Tu fashion brand from a standing start to annual sales of GBP300m in just four years.

But his role at Tesco is still shrouded in secrecy. A spokesperson for the retailer told just-style Jones will work on non-food sourcing and range development across the group, but admitted a start-date still has to be confirmed.

The reason? Jones is signed to a 12 month contract and it’s more than likely he’ll be required to take gardening leave for the full notice period – which means he may not start work at Tesco for another year.

UK: Sainsbury’s non-food boss Jones moves to Tesco


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