Naked Wines boss Gormley to step down as losses widen

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Naked Wines founder and boss Rowan Gormley is to step down following the Christmas trading period and the sale of its Majestic business.

Gormley, who founded Naked in 2008 and took charge of the enlarged business following its merger with Majestic Wine in 2015, will hand the reins to current chief operating officer Nick Devlin.

The retailer said the move was “one of a number of important changes to enable Naked to enter the next chapter of growth” and fulfil its “significant potential” in the US market.

Former Argos boss John Walden has already taken over as chair to spearhead its American aspirations.

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