Gary Kibble to join Sainsbury’s Argos team as its new Marketing Director

Milton Keynes, UK, 2017-Mar-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s Argos announces the appointment of Gary Kibble as its new Marketing Director. Gary will join the company in the next few months. He will report to Bertrand Bodson, Chief Digital and Marketing Officer and be a member of the Sainsbury’s Argos Management Board.

Gary has been Global Brand & Marketing Director at Mothercare for nearly two years. Gary joined Mothercare from Shop Direct where he spent over 10 years in senior marketing and brand roles, including most recently as Group Retail Brand Director. At Shop Direct he re-branded Littlewoods Direct and launched Very.co.uk, whilst introducing Trinny and Susannah and Myleene Klass as brand ambassadors for the Littlewoods brand, both of which led to significant increases in sales and brand equity.

Gary began his career in 1994 at WH Smith, where he joined as a graduate trainee and spent 10 years, leaving as Business Director for Books.

Bertrand Bodson, Chief Digital and Marketing Officer, said: “I am delighted to welcome Gary to the team. He is a first-class marketing professional whose strong digital and business transformation experience will be a great asset to us as we grow the business and integrate with Sainsbury’s.”

Gary Kibble said: “I am delighted to be joining the team. Argos has undergone significant digital transformation in the last three years, including the market-leading FastTrack delivery proposition.   This, combined with the recent Sainsbury’s acquisition, makes it an exciting time to join the business. I am looking forward to meeting and working with all of Argos’s exceptional colleagues.”

Notes to Editors

About Sainsbury’s Argos

Sainsbury’s Argos is a leading UK digital retailer and sells more than 60,000 products under the Argos and Habitat brands. It sells through www.argos.co.uk, www.habitat.co.uk, its growing mobile channels, its 845 stores and over the telephone. Argos Digital Stores and Mini Habitats can also be found in Sainsbury’s supermarkets.

Argos is the UK’s largest high street retailer online and the second most visited website, with nearly a billion website visits a year. More than half of the company’s sales originate online and around 120 million customer transactions take place in its stores each year. Argos offers customers market leading delivery and collection services, including Check & Reserve, Fast Track Delivery and Fast Track Collection which make customers’ lives easier, every day.

Sainsbury’s Argos is part of J Sainsbury plc, a leading retailer of food, clothing and general merchandise and owner of Sainsbury’s Bank. Sainsbury’s commitment to helping customers live well for less has been at the heart of what the company does since 1869. J Sainsbury plc employs 195,000 colleagues across the UK and Ireland whose strong culture and values are integral to driving its success – now and in the future. Our vision is to be the most trusted retailer where people love to work and shop.

Contact:

The Argos press office

media.relations@argos.co.uk

0845 120 4365

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Gary Kibble to join Sainsbury’s Argos team as its new Marketing Director

 

Source: Argos