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


BLOG

Digital pieces of the fashion supply chain take shape

The digital pieces of the fashion supply chain puzzle are starting to come together, according to executives at the recent Texprocess apparel technology trade show in Frankfurt, Germany....

BLOG

Latest supply chain leaders?

Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, Zara brand owner Inditex, and sportswear giant Nike are not only among the world's leading brands, they also have some of the best supply chains too, according to a ...

BLOG

Finding a solution to the sustainability problem

The key message at this year's Copenhagen Fashion Summit was that the global apparel and textile industry needs to take a holistic view on how it tackles sustainability and responsible sourcing – with...

BLOG

Industry welcoming move to renegotiate NAFTA

The US textile industry has welcomed President Donald Trump's decision to renegotiate NAFTA, saying it is in America's national interest to modernise the trade agreement....

just-style homepage



Forgot your password?