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This week in retail appointments

Mitre 10’s new hires; Retail Drinks appoints acting CEO; JB Hi-Fi names new chair.

Metcash trialling smaller formats, corporate stores as part of five-year plan

Small format IGA stores among the impending growth initiatives.

Leadership merry-go-rounds continue

Management changes in retail have been more frequent and widespread in recent years as retailers try to address structural changes in the industry.

Both franchisees and franchisors benefit from company-owned stores

Franchisees have skin in the game and are motivated by the bottom line of their stores.

Metcash ‘top of the list’ for Amazon

Grocery wholesaler internally recommended by former employee to accelerate US giant’s ability to operate effectively in Australia.

Metcash appoints ex-Tesco chief as new CEO

IGA and Mitre 10 operator hires supermarket veteran.

Ex-Myer, Metcash executive nabs Forty Winks CEO role

Specialty retailer fills role, vacant since August last year.

Metcash completes Home Timber sale

Woolworths finalises sale of profitable hardware business to wholesale business.

Metcash buys Woolworths’ Home Timber & Hardware business

Woolworths offloads Home Timber & Hardware business to Mitre 10’s owner, Metcash, for $165 million.

Retailers forced to re-evaluate expansion strategy

The ‘build it and they will come’ mentality and chase for market share has left many retailers vulnerable – not least of which is Woolworths.