By Jennifer Creevy2009-10-30T09:10:00+00:00
Patrick Lewis, partners’ counsellor at the John Lewis Partnership, has been appointed to the board of online grocer Ocado.
Lewis is the great-nephew of the partnership’s founder John Spedan. He is representing the partnership’s pension fund, which owns a 29% stake in Ocado.
Waitrose-owner John Lewis sold its stake in Ocado to its pension fund last year.
Fast-growing etailer ISawItFirst has hired former Matalan deputy chief executive Greg Pateras, who is understood to be gearing the business up for a stock market flotation.
Mike Ashley is understood to be considering handing over the reins as chief executive of Group to his future son-in-law and the retailer’s head of elevation Michael Murray.
The ‘pingdemic’ that has hit retail and distribution staff availability, leading in some cases to empty shelves, looks as if it may be easing.
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