House of Fraser names new buying & merchandising director

08 Feb '18
2 min read
Courtesy: House of Fraser
Courtesy: House of Fraser

House of Fraser, the UK and Ireland’s premium department store group, has announced the appointment of Simon Pickering who will be joining the firm in the newly expanded role of buying and merchandising director for apparel and accessories. Simon has over 25 years’ experience in the retail industry and worked at Reiss, where he was chief digital officer.

Simon previously held director roles leading the buying, merchandising, and design functions across a range of retailers including Fat Face, Arcadia Group, Debenhams, and Gap.

Simon will join the company on February 12, 2018, and will take on buying and merchandising for apparel and accessories, across House of Fraser’s house brands, own bought, and concessions. He will also be responsible for product quality. Simon will report to Maria Hollins, executive director of product and trading.

Maria Hollins, executive director of product and trading said, “I am extremely pleased to welcome Simon to the House of Fraser team. He has a wealth of experience in the retail and digital space, which will be invaluable as we continue to transform our business at pace. Simon joins at a very exciting time for our business and we look forward to working with him.” (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

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