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
Morrisons group trading director to step down

Morrisons has said its group trading director Casper Meijer is to step down after declining a request for him to move to the UK.

GENERAL MERCHANDISE

Morrisons group trading director to step down

Morrisons has said its group trading director Casper Meijer is to step down after declining a request for him to move to the UK.

Meijer joined Morrisons in 2012 from the Ahold-owned supermarket chain Albert Heijn where he was executive vice president for merchandising. Since then it is understood that he has been working during the week in the UK while returning to his home in The Netherlands at weekends.

In a statement Morrisons said: “Casper's family remain in The Netherlands and he has decided not to commit to living a fuller part of his life in Britain.”

Following Meijer’s departure, Andrew Pleasance will take on the role of group trading director on an interim basis.

Morrisons' recently appointed chief executive David Potts said: “Casper has played an important role in starting the process of making Morrisons better value-for-money for customers. However, we both believe now is the right time for this crucial role to be taken by an executive who will dedicate all their efforts to living and working here in Britain."

Last month, Morrisons announced the axing of five senior management roles as Potts looks to build a leaner management board.

 

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

The Retail Design Seminar 2018
The Retail Design Seminar 2018
14 November 2018
The Cavendish Conference Centre
The Retail Design Seminar 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
AI in Retail Conference 2019
AI in Retail Conference 2019
18 September 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.
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