Retail news round-up on January 22, 2016: Ex-Amazon executive joins Nisa, M&S website launch

Nisa appoints former Amazon executive

Nisa has appointed Steven Cook, former Amazon executive, as head of IT operations. Cook had held a number of senior IT roles at Amazon, most recently as the UK regional IT manager. He also brings significant experience to the role, having led teams in an operational environment for over 16 years.

Cook said he was delighted to have joined the Nisa team.

M&S launches dedicated website

In an attempt to expand overseas, Marks & Spencers has launced new websites in Australia and New Zealand. Australian shoppers are amongst the biggest online spenders using M&S's UK website which delivers to more than 30 countries.

Local currency and sizing, tailored editorial content highlighting items relevant to the local seasons are features of the new websites for Australia and New Zealand.