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Sainsbury’s names new retail director; Lotte founder dies

Roberts takes helm at Sainsbury’s Sainsbury’s has picked retail and operations director Simon Roberts (pictured) to succeed CEO Mike Coupe, the architect of the British supermarket group’s failed bid for rival Asda who will step down in May after six years at the helm. Roberts, a former managing director of the health and beauty retailer Boots, joined Sainsbury’s in 2017, with oversight of the logistics systems used by the company’s 1400 stores as well as online operations. Coupe has f

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