Alex Russo: The man stepping into some of retail’s biggest shoes as B&M boss

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Taking the helm of a business from an entrepreneurial founder is often a challenge. On top of that, new B&M chief executive Alex Russo is facing volatile market conditions that already mean profits this year are likely to be below last.

Russo, at present B&M’s chief financial officer, succeeds the highly regarded Simon Arora in the top job at B&M – the exact handover date is still to be finalised – as the value giant confronts difficult conditions.

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