John Lewis raids Co-op for new department stores boss

Pippa Wicks is to take charge of John Lewis department stores

The John Lewis Partnership has poached a top Co-op executive to take charge of its eponymous department store business.

Co-op deputy chief executive Pippa Wicks will join John Lewis in August as executive director, taking the helm at a crucial moment for the retailer.

At John Lewis, Wicks will be responsible for trading, merchandising, marketing and developing propositions and services for shops and the website.

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