Tesco launches one-hour delivery to London customers
LONDON Tesco , Britain's biggest retailer, is to offer a one-hour grocery delivery service to customers in central London, firing the latest salvo in the cut-throat online supermarket sector.
LONDON Sainsbury's (SBRY.L), Britain's No. 2 supermarket chain, on Friday named Simon Roberts as its new retail and operations director but may have to wait until July 2017 before he can start.
Roberts was most recently executive vice president of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA.O) and president of Boots in the UK & Ireland.
Prior to that he was managing director of Boots UK and is also a former executive of Marks & Spencer (MKS.L).
He is currently on gardening leave as per his Walgreens contract.
Sainsbury's has been without a permanent retail and operations director since Roger Burnley quit the firm in October 2015 to join Asda (WMT.N).
Before Roberts joins, Sainsbury's director of non food operations Jon Hartland will continue to fill the retail and operations director brief as well.
On Wednesday Sainsbury's reported another drop in quarterly underlying sales and cautioned that it did not expect a change to competitive market conditions any time soon.
(Reporting by James Davey, Editing by Paul Sandle)
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