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Home Retail Group CEO John Walden to step down

Staff writer | Milton Keynes, United Kingdom | June 13, 2016
John WaldenJune 13, 2016, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom - Home Retail Group announced that CEO John Walden will be stepping down from his role of the group and its principal business, Argos, upon completion of the proposed acquisition of the group by J Sainsbury.
Mr. Walden joined Argos as Managing Director in February 2012. He started his retail career in the 1990s as Chief Operating Officer of Peapod, a pioneer in online supermarket retailing.

Mr. Walden joined Best Buy in 1999 as President of its internet and direct channels division, and over an eight year career also served as Executive Vice President, Human Capital and Leadership, and ultimately as Executive Vice President of its Customer Business Group.

Mr. Walden later moved to Sears where, as Chief Customer Officer and Executive Vice President, he led marketing, merchandising and the internet, catalogue and home services divisions.

He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Inversion Inc, a retail consultancy, and Chief Executive of Activeion Cleaning Solutions.

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