Marks & Spencer shakes up its general merchandising team

Kasmira Jefford
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MARKS & SPENCER yesterday said it has hired Stephanie Chen, a senior director at House of Fraser, to be its new director of kidswear and home, as it revealed a shake-up of its general merchandising team.

The retailer said John Dixon had made changes to the team as he prepares to take up his new role as head of the division next month.

As a result Karl Doyle, currently director of kidswear, will leave the company in March while Damian Guha, director of home, will move to a different role within M&S at the same time.

Scott Fyfe, currently director of womenswear and planning, will become director of menswear.

The changes come as Marks & Spencer attempts to revive sales at its clothing business, which has suffered its worst trading in several years.