Tuesday 23 January 2018

Argos-owner CEO to step down after Sainsbury's takeover


Sarah Young

Home Retail, the Argos-store owner which is being acquired by Sainsbury's, said its chief executive John Walden would quit when the takeover by the supermarket is finalised, with Sainsbury's lining up its CFO to fill the roll.

Sainsbury's said it would promote its finance boss John Rogers to the position of CEO of Home Retail, and in that role he would also be responsible for combining Sainsbury's non-food business with Argos.

Agreed in April, the £1.4bn takeover of Home Retail by Sainsbury's is expected to complete in the third quarter of this year but is still subject to regulatory and shareholder approval.


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