THE RETAIL BULLETIN - The home of retail news
HOME
RETAIL NEWS
RETAIL EVENTS
Fashion
Department Stores
Shopping Centres & Retail Parks
Home & DIY
Electricals
Health & Beauty
General Merchandise
Entertainment
Sports & Leisure
Retail Solutions
Food & Drink
RETAIL INSIGHTS
RETAIL SOLUTIONS
ABOUT US
CONTACT US
SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE
Former Tesco property director joins The Co-operative Estates
Ronald Bignold

The Co-operative Estates has appointed Robert Bignold to the new role of head of acquisitions and new store development.

GENERAL MERCHANDISE

Former Tesco property director joins The Co-operative Estates

Due to take up his position on 8 September, Bignold previously spent 16 years with Tesco Stores most recently as property director for China. 

Prior to that, he was Tesco’s divisional director for seven years where he was responsible for the development of new stores and store extensions, opening up to 120,000 square metres per annum.

Bignold said: “I was drawn to The Co-operative because of the opportunities that lie ahead, not least ensuring that the acquisitions and store development strategies match the ambition of the business to become the country’s leading convenience store retailer.  I am looking forward to working with the team to achieve that ambition.”  

Stuart Hookins, director of portfolio and development with The Co-operative Estates, said: “Our new store development programme is really starting to build some momentum now and Robert’s arrival will provide the leadership, experience and focus that a programme targeting 150 new stores a year requires.”  

The Co-operative has announced plans to open 100 new convenience stores in 2014, building to 150 in subsequent years, with an emphasis on high street locations.

Email this article to a friend

You need to be logged in to use this feature.

Please log in here

Subscribe For Retail News

RETAIL EVENTS

Retail Human Resources Summit
Retail Human Resources Summit
Wednesday 3 October 2018
The Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1
The 10th HR Summit 2018, The Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1, 3rd October 2018
The Retail Design Summit 2018
The Retail Design Summit 2018
14 November 2018
The Cavendish Conference Centre
The Retail Design Summit 2018
Omnichannel Futures Conference 2019
Omnichannel Futures Conference 2019
6 February 2019
Cavendish Conference Centre, London WG1 9DT
A truly omnichannel offering requires an understanding of customer behaviour across all shopping channels and how this should impact your overall business strategy
Customer Engagement Conference 2019
Customer Engagement Conference 2019
5 June 2019
Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1
The 10th Annual Retail Customer Engagement Summit
National Minimum Wage Breakfast Briefing
National Minimum Wage Breakfast Briefing
20 September 2018
6th Floor 1, St. Martin's Le Grand London, EC1A 4AS
National Minimum Wage Breakfast Briefing