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Oak Furnitureland appoints Mike Coupe as chairman

Solid wood furniture retailer Oak Furnitureland has appointed former Sainsbury’s chief executive Mike Coupe as its chairman. Coupe headed up Sainsbury’s for six years during which… View Article

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Oak Furnitureland appoints Mike Coupe as chairman

Solid wood furniture retailer Oak Furnitureland has appointed former Sainsbury’s chief executive Mike Coupe as its chairman.

Coupe headed up Sainsbury’s for six years during which time the company took over Home Retail Group. In a career spanning 35 years, he also worked with a range of other retailers including Iceland, Asda and Tesco.

Alex Fisher, Oak Furnitureland chief executive, said: “Mike has invaluable experience working at the very top level of the retail sector and he will play a key role as we implement our growth plans over the next few years. It’s great to have him on board.”

Coupe added: “I’m very excited to be joining Oak Furnitureland at a pivotal time for the business and I look forward to working with Alex and the management team to realise the business’ ambitions in 2021 and beyond.”

Oak Furnitureland was launched as an online business in 2006 but now also operates 75 stores across the UK.

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