Joules poaches Asda exec Nick Jones as new boss

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Joules has poached Asda’s clothing and general merchandise boss Nick Jones to become its new chief executive.

Jones will succeed Colin Porter, who is retiring before the end of the group’s 2019/20 financial year.

Joules did not specify Jones’ start date, but he is expected to take the reins before the end of 2019.

Asda said Derek Lawlor, its current boss of fresh trading, will step up to take on the role of senior vice president of food and general merchandise following Jones’ departure.

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