THE RETAIL BULLETIN - The home of retail news
Lest we forget
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
Interviews
RETAIL INSIGHTS
RETAIL SOLUTIONS
ABOUT US
CONTACT US
SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE
Holland & Barrett hires Echo Lu to lead international growth

Holland & Barrett, the health and wellness retailer, has appointed former Homebase managing director Echo Lu to head up its international division.

HEALTH & BEAUTY

Holland & Barrett hires Echo Lu to lead international growth

Holland & Barrett, the health and wellness retailer, has appointed former Homebase managing director Echo Lu to head up its international division.

She will also be responsible for driving organic, acquisition and franchise opportunities overseas.

Lu has twenty years of global general management, operations and HR experience in the retail and health care sectors. This includes ten years at Tesco in a variety of senior leadership roles, including regional HR director for Asia, chief operations officer for China and property director for the UK and Ireland. Most recently, she worked with Homebase as managing director.

Due to start her new role on 19 February, Lu will replace Kyle Rowe who is leaving the business after almost seven years with the company.

Holland & Barrett chief executive Peter Aldis said: “We are now entering a new and exciting chapter for our business and our new owners L1 share our ambition to scale up our global reach while consolidating our presence in the 16 territories in which we already operate.

“Echo is the ideal candidate to propel our international business to the next level. She has successfully led teams in complex multicultural environments and has extensive international experience across Europe, North America and Asia. We are delighted she is joining our Board and look forward to working alongside her to deliver our global ambition.”

Holland & Barrett’s international division has recently merged its Stockholm stores with Swedish health food chain Hälsa för Alla as part of plans to develop a portfolio of 500 stores across Scandinavia. It has also embarked on a partnership with the Apollo Hospitals Group to launch new stores across India and developed a franchise model as a platform for growth in new markets such as China, Singapore, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

The company operates more than 1,100 stores across the world, including 788 branches in the UK and Ireland of which 32 are shop-in-shop concepts with Tesco. It was acquired by L1 Retail in September 2017.

 

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

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
The HR Summit 2019
The HR Summit 2019
Tuesday 8 October 2019
The Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1
The 11th HR Summit 2019, The Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1, 8 October 2019
AI in Retail Conference 2019
AI in Retail Conference 2019
16 October 2019
Cavendish Conference Center, 22 Duchess Mews, London W1G 9DT
Retail marketing is changing pace rapidly by making communication across all platforms personalised, relevant, efficient, and helpful. AI not only helps shoppers find a perfect product but also pre-empts the shopping behaviour and speeds up payment.
Payment Roundtable 2019
Payment Roundtable 2019
6 February 2019
The Cavendish Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews, London W1G 9DT
The Retail Bulletin Payment Roundtable will raise debate and discussion centred on but not exclusive to improving the in-store payment process