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Matalan to appoint former Asda director Blackhurst as chief executive

Matalan, the value chain, is to appoint former Asda executive Darren Blackhurst as chief executive.

Matalan told its bondholders at the start of this month that it had agreed in principle that Blackhurst would take up the role vacated by Alistair McGeorge last September.

Blackhurst is believed likely to join the retailer on May 9. The former Asda chief merchandising officer left the grocer in May 2010. He had been touted as a successor to former Asda chief executive Andy Bond before the job was given to Andy Clarke.

Blackhurst will be the latest new face at Matalan, which is owned by founder John Hargreaves and his family, following the appointment of former Sainsbury’s head of general merchandise Adrian Mountford as its commercial director.

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