Asda has promoted John Hudson to head of retail development at Asda Living with immediate effect. He was previously development surveyor for Asda’s North division.

The retailer said the promotion would strengthen the ongoing roll-out of the non-food Asda Living store format across the UK. Hudson will report to Asda director of property acquisitions Joanne Moon.

Moon said: “John has been a key driver in the success of Asda Living over the past three years. This promotion recognises his past successes in developing the non-food format and his ability to lead its strategic roll-out over the coming years.”