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

US-China trade deal brings limited benefits for apparel firms

The 'Phase One' trade agreement signed between the US and China is a step in the right direction, but offers little relief to apparel firms in the ongoing trade conflict....

BLOG

US apparel imports down four months in a row

The volume of US apparel imports fell for the fourth consecutive month in November, with a 20% drop in shipments from largest supplier China. The figures suggest early stockpiling in the run-up to the...

BLOG

Global apparel prices on the rise

One effect of the US-China trade war is the rising price of apparel imports – not just from China, but the rest of the world too. ...

BLOG

Progress on trade deals welcomed

The United States and China have reached an agreement on a Phase One trade deal in a move that will delay new tariffs that were due to take effect over the weekend and halve the rates currently impose...

just-style homepage



Forgot your password?