Sainsbury lands Ocado man in online drive

    Sainsbury lands Ocado man in online drive

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    has landed a new boss for its online business from internet specialist and created a position overseeing digital , as Britain’s retailers jostle for position in fast-growing e-commerce markets.

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    The country’s third-biggest supermarket group said on Thursday that Jon Rudoe would join on July 11 as director of its online business from Ocado, where he was head of retail, responsible for marketing, website and products.

    Rudoe will replace Tanya Lawler, who is taking up a new role as director of digital operations.

    The appointments follow similar moves at other retailers as they seek to tap rapid growth in internet sales and offset a more sluggish performance in their stores.

    This month, , Britain’s biggest retailer, named Matt Atkinson as group officer, while clothing and foods group poached Laura Wade-Gery from Tesco in February to head its internet expansion.

    Source : Reuters