Shop Direct Group, the company behind the Very and Littlewoods home-shopping businesses, has promoted Gareth Jones to oversee all of its brands as retail director.
Jones joined the home-shopping group in October as brand director for its Very business. He has added responsibility for all of the group’s brands, including Littlewoods and Woolworths, to his remit following the promotion. He will also be responsible for the group’s growing European business.
Jones said: “This is an exciting challenge. Shop Direct is a fast-growing, billion-pound-sales business with a diverse portfolio of brands and the challenge now is to truly understand each customer in a crowded market.”
Shop Direct said a successor for the Very brand director role would be announced in due course.
Shop Direct is the UK’s largest online and home-shopping retailer, with sales of about £1.7bn and 5 million active customers.