May 19, 2024


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John Lewis hires ex-Asda VP for new lifestyle director role

John Lewis names ex-George at Asda vice president as product & lifestyle director
John Lewis names ex-George at Asda vice president as product & lifestyle director
// John Lewis has appointed former George at Asda vice president Zoe Matthews as product or service director for life-style
// Matthews was previously manner director at The Really Team and prior to that director at Gap’s European organization

John Lewis has appointed Zoe Matthews, former George at Asda vice president, as item director for way of life.

Matthews stepped down from Asda back in December as she did not want to get on the new George vice president position that controlling director Liz Evans launched as portion of her new enterprise composition, according to an inside memo seen by Retail Gazette.

Matthews was earlier fashion director at The Incredibly Team and was purchasing director at Gap’s European organization prior to that.

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This 7 days, the John Lewis Partnership exposed it experienced swung to a £99 million decline in its initial 50 % of the calendar year as “unprecedented expense inflation” across grocery and basic items took its toll.

This time previous 12 months, the retail group made a £69 million profit.

While John Lewis gross sales ended up up 3% at £2.1 billion in the 26 months to 30 July, Waitrose like-for-like profits dropped by 5%, and its operating gain fell by £93 million because of to inflationary pressures.

In reaction to soaring inflation, John Lewis Partnership will spend its comprehensive-time workers a one particular-off charge-of-residing assist payment of £500.

This is on major of its offering companions no cost food items from 3 October to 6 January.

John Lewis said its partners are “the lifeblood of the business” and had doubled monetary aid to £800,000 for these experiencing hardship.

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