THE RETAIL BULLETIN - The home of retail news
HOME
Department Stores
Electricals
Entertainment
Fashion
Food & Drink
General Merchandise
Health & Beauty
Home & DIY
Interviews
Newsletter
Property
Shopping Centres & Retail Parks
Sports & Leisure
RETAIL INSIGHTS
RETAIL SOLUTIONS
Future of Retail Marketing 2020
Omnichannel Transformations 2020
The HR Summit 2020
The Future Of AI in Retail Conference 2020
Omnichannel Futures Conference 2021
The Omnichannel Journey
Optimizing Workforce Management
ABOUT
CONTACT
SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE
Dunelm chief executive John Browett steps down

Homewares retailer Dunelm has announced that its chief executive John Browett will be stepping down due to “personal reasons”. Browett will be leaving the business with… View Article

HOME & DIY

Dunelm chief executive John Browett steps down

Homewares retailer Dunelm has announced that its chief executive John Browett will be stepping down due to “personal reasons”.

Browett will be leaving the business with immediate effect.

In a statement, Dunelm said it had made good progress over the last two years during Browett’s tenure but that the next phase of growth required “different leadership”.

Andy Harrison, Dunelm chairman, said: “I would like to thank John for his contribution to the business and the strategic progress made under his leadership, most notably the exciting acquisition of Worldstores.

“Dunelm remains the market leader in homewares and we have ambitious and profitable growth plans to continue building the UK’s biggest and best multi-channel homewares retailer. We have a strong executive team in place to make this happen, and the Board remains confident in the group’s future prospects.”

Dunelem has commenced a search for Browett’s successor. In the meantime, Harrison will provide interim executive leadership supported by Will Adderley, Dunelm’s deputy chairman, and Keith Down, its chief financial officer.

Browett said: “I am pleased to have led the development of Dunelm over the last few years and feel that we have achieved much in a challenging retail environment. It is, however, time to move onto a new challenge, and I am looking forward to the next chapter of my career.”

Due to announce its results for the financial year ended 1 July 2017 on 13 September, Dunelm said the figures will be in line with the trading update issued on 7 July.

It added: “Trading in the first two months of the new financial year has started positively, with an encouraging like-for-like sales performance.”

Email this article to a friend

You need to be logged in to use this feature.

Please log in here

Subscribe For Retail News