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Carpetright founder Lord Harris is to scale back his day-to-day involvement in the retailer, which has reshuffled boardroom responsibilities.
Carpetright has said it is ready for the “fight” in beds after market leader Dreams axed a third of its portfolio last month.
Carpetright has recorded a 5.6% rise in UK retail like-for-like sales in the fourth quarter as the cold weather and store refurbishment programme drew custom.
Floor coverings in depth
Graham Harris, the new trading director at Carpetright, has a tough act to follow. The former Tesco executive has been brought on to take over some of the functions that revered Carpetright founder and chairman Lord Harris, who is taking a step back from the business, has traditionally led, including buying and product.
Carpetright today appointed former Tesco executive Graham Harris as trading director, to take over some of the responsibilities of chairman Lord Harris, who is taking a step back from the business. Retail Week speaks to chief executive Darren Shapland.
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