Matalan names Nigel Oddy as interim chief executive as it searches for buyer

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Matalan has appointed retail veteran Nigel Oddy as chief executive on an interim basis, while founder and chair John Hargreaves is to step down.

Oddy, who previously held the top job at fellow fashion retailer New Look, and has also led businesses such as The Range and House of Fraser, will join the business from October 3.

Matalan said that his role will be to drive the current growth strategy of the brand, build up its omnichannel capabilities and reposition the brand as a whole.

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