Morrisons chief quits after just days

morrisons-31The boss of Morrisons online shopping division has resigned from his role just days after taking up the post, and less than a month after the service finally launched.
George Dymond, hired from Coles, where he was group general manager of merchandise, joined Morrison’s to take responsiblity for the day-to-day running of the online grocery service.
According to press reports, Dymond resigned after the position did not meet his expectations. It is understood that he is still contractually employed by Morrisons, and is now seeking another role within the company.
Morrisons’ first online deliveries were in Warwickshire, with plans to expand into Yorkshire in the near future, and to 50% of the UK population by the end of the year.
Earlier this month Morrisons reported the worst set of results of any other top supermarket chains, with sales falling 5.6% in the six weeks to January 5.
And last week it emerged that Morrisons had suspended its treasurer after he was arrested on suspicion of insider dealing before the supermarket’s tie-up with Ocado, the online grocer.
Paul Coyle, group treasurer and head of tax, was arrested in December after an investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

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