Twitter
Facebook
Linked In
RSS
Login or Register
New to InternetRetailing?
Register Now
Internet Retailing
IREU Top500 The Customer Report: 2018

IREU Top500 The Customer Report: 2018

You are in: > Home > Magazine > Magazine Articles

This is your 1 complimentary article for this month

Become a member for unlimited and immediate access.


Register
Already a member? Log in here

Industry Moves

Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard
Asos has recruited a former managing director of Amazon UK to be its new chairman as it works towards its target of turning over £1bn. Brian McBride takes over on 1 November from Lord Waheed Alli, who has held the role at the online fashion retailer for 12 years.

McBride said: “Asos shares many of the attributes that have made Amazon a global retailing powerhouse and I’m delighted to join the team at such an exciting time. I believe the company has the platform, proposition and ambition to deliver its vision of becoming the fashion destination for twenty-somethings, globally.”

Meanwhile, department store chain Debenhams   has appointed Peter Fitzgerald, Country Sales Manager at Google in the UK and Eire, as a Non-Executive Director.

Debenhams, which reported a 40% rise in online sales in its latest financial year says that this is confirmation that its multichannel strategy is working. News of the fast growth, ahead of a market average of 13%, came as the multichannel department store also unveiled a 2.6% rise in total sales and a 1.6% rise in group-like-for-like sales, excluding VAT, in the year to 1 September, in an end-of-year trading update.

Debenhams said that visits to Debenhams.com were up by more than 50% in the period, a change that it said was “driven in part by extremely strong growth in mobile channels (up 27%).”

Internationally, the company now delivers online purchases to 67 countries and trades in Germany through a dedicated website.

In another move, Morrisons’ Finance Director Richard Pennycook has joined the board of The Hut Group as a Non-Executive Director to help guide it as it looks to expand globally. Pennycook has already said he plans to stand down from his current role in June 2013 to concentrate on a portfolio career.

The Hut Group launched its first website in 2004 and now has 15 home shopping brands including zavvi.com, TheHut.com and Lookfantastic.com. It also runs a technology services division that specialises in business-to-business software and ecommerce platform services.
Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard

Become a Member

Create your own public-facing profile
Gain access to all Top500 research
Personalise your experience on IR.net
Internet Retailing
We are the magazine, portal and research source for European ecommerce and multichannel retail, hosting the board-level conversation for retailers, pureplays and brands across all of our platforms. Join the conversation.

© InternetRetailing Media

Latest Tweet

Internet Retailing
Tamebay
eDelivery
Twitter
Facebook
Linked In
Youtube
RSS
RSS
Youtube
Google
Linked In
Facebook
Twitter