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Waitrose appoints retail director

Wednesday March 2nd 2016

Waitrose has named Ben Stimson as its new retail director.

Stimson will be moving into the role vacated by Rob Collins who will become Waitrose managing director on 4 April. Collins will succeed Mark Price who is stepping down to become Minister of State for Trade & Investment.

Having joined the John Lewis Partnership in 2010, Stimson has held a number of senior roles in both John Lewis and Waitrose. He is currently a member of the John Lewis Management Board and prior to that was director of retail operations at Waitrose.

Collins said: “Ben is a talented individual who has already made a great contribution to the Partnership. He’ll be a terrific retail director and an effective member of the Waitrose Management Board.”