BRANDE, Denmark, 2016-Dec-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — After 27 years, JACK & JONES and SELECTED Brand Director Morten Mortensen hands over the torch to his management team.
“Morten has been a large part of BESTSELLER for more than 27 years, where he has been responsible for our men’s wear department since the start-up of JACK & JONES. Since then, we have seen SELECTED emerge and together, these two businesses make up a considerable share of our company and our results”, says Anders Holch Povlsen.
Through the past many years, Morten has been a driving force behind creating successful brands. His approach to building a strong brand through the ultimate menswear store ‘Men’s Comfort Zone’, his approach to collaboration with wholesale customers, his respect for the end consumers and not least his passion for management, training and the continuous development of talents has been impressive, and of great significance for BESTSELLER.
“On our company’s, my family’s and my own behalf, I would like to express our deep gratitude and respect for Morten and the cooperation that has always meant a lot to us,” Anders Holch Povlsen finishes.
Throughout the years, Morten has built a strong management team in JACK & JONES and SELECTED, and the plan is for this team to take over where Morten left and continue building strong healthy brands in BESTSELLER.
Morten Mortensen says: “I’d like to give a big thank you to Merete, Troels and Anders Holch Povlsen for giving me the opportunity to start, develop and lead JACK & JONES and SELECTED on this long journey. It has been the most joyful trip, and I owe a big thank you to all the dedicated colleagues that have travelled with me along the way. BESTSELLER has been a big part of my life so far, but I feel it is time to try something else. I have no concrete plans for the future, but I have thousands of ideas, and I look very much forward to be spending more time with my family,” says Morten Mortensen.
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