Marks & Spencer has poached one of Sainsbury’s Argos most senior executives to become stores director, Retail Week can reveal.
Before joining Argos in 2016, Milford had worked for Asda for more than a decade in a variety of roles. Former Asda luminaries, such as chair Archie Norman and food managing director Stuart Machin, are playing central roles in the attempt to turn around M&S.
Machin said: “I am delighted Helen has been appointed to retail director. I worked with her for a few years at Asda. She’s known for her sleeves-rolled-up leadership and she’s a brilliant operator. We are in the middle of a multi-year transformation and Helen will play a critical role in leading our stores.”
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