Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

New ecommerce director for Kingfisher

Published: 3 March 2020 - Alex Fordham
 
 

 

Kingfisher has announced the appointment of Sue Harries as group ecommerce director. Harries joins from Screwfix, a Kingfisher Group company, where she has served for 15 years, most recently as director of ecommerce.

During her time at Screwfix, she increased online sales by 80% and over a third of all Screwfix sales are now transacted online. In this new role, a key part of Harries' responsibilities will be to significantly drive ecommerce sales across the Group.

JJ Van Oosten, chief customer and digital officer at Kingfisher, said: “We are always especially proud to promote colleagues from within the business, so I’m delighted to announce Sue’s new role. She has played a key part in growing Screwfix’s digital channels, and now the full Group will benefit from her drive and expertise.

“Sue is a great example of how we nurture talent at Kingfisher, rising through the ranks at Screwfix supported by leadership programmes and secondment opportunities.”

Sue Harries, said: “Our customers love shopping in our stores and online, so providing a seamless experience across all of our digital channels is really important. We achieved this at Screwfix and I’m excited to build on this success in my new Group role.

“My priority is to create a diverse team with the right balance of skills and talent to drive our digital capabilities and ecommerce sales forward, together with our retail banners. I can’t wait to get started.”

 

Comments


(Your email address will not be published)
Already Registered?
Sign In
Not Yet Registered?
Register
Printable View E-mail Bookmark
*

What do you think?


With a mixed bag of reports on consumer confidence due to Covid-19 and figures at odds with actual sales, what are you seeing in terms of customer sentiment?



Latest reader comments

re: A guide to construction safety for home builders

Daniel Wood
Safety should always be the first priority. If followed properly, these precautions are all we need to tackle all unwanted accidents. I ...

re: Further Homebase closures ahead

Shaun Collorick
Cheltenham homebase has closing down signs outside, but not Gloucester homebase.... Yet!...

re: B&Q sales slide, as Screwfix decision to exit German market costs millions

B&Q bob
No surprises from us on the shopfloor management paralysed by fear of jobs and to weak to take chances so bumble around. Ranges boring, and ...

re: Further Homebase closures ahead

Miss l'a tesha gc Wilson
Please keep me updated regards all Store closures Thank you...

re: Graham Bell to head up B&Q as part of Kingfisher reshuffle

Peter Earl
I HOPE GRAHAM BELL THE NEW CEO OF B&Q GETS TO GRIPS OF THE COMPANY VERY SOON.MY WIFE WENT FROM SHADOXHURST TO GILLINGHAM TO GET SOME ...

Most read stories