Asda Buying Manager, Video, Russell Clark took on the role of Video Buying Manager at Asda last month, after nine years with the grocer where he was most recently employed as Music Buyer. He talks to Christopher Barrett about the opportunities and challenges he faces in his role at the grocer.
MPs are to quiz the CEOs Of Sainsbury’s and Asda about their proposed merger next week.
Asda blamed a 10% fall in pre-tax profit for 2017 on price cuts and an overhaul of its own-brand products but said sales rose 2.6% to £22.2 billion.
Asda has promoted Russell Clark to the position of Buying Manager, Video, replacing Ben Hodgson who has moved to the bakery department.
Details of the shock £13 billion merger between Asda and Sainsbury’s were released today, with Sainsbury’s and Asda-owner Walmart trumpeting that the enlarged business will be a “dynamic new player in UK retail with an outstanding breadth of products, delivered through multiple channels.”