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Former Tesco director, James McCann leaves Carrefour
Former Tesco director, James McCann leaves Carrefour

Tesco defector McCann exits Carrefour

RETAILER NEWS

The Grocer - May 6th 2011, 14:02

Former Tesco director James McCann has left Carrefour after less than 18 months with the French retail giant. 

McCann, the former head of Tesco’s business in Hungary, was poached by Carrefour in January 2010 to run its French business. However, in a statement this morning, Carrefour said he had left the company.

Chief executive Lars Olofsson will take over the operational management of Carrefour’s homeland operations until a replacement for McCann is found.

“The executive team of Carrefour France will work under Lars Olofsson's direct supervision during this period to accelerate the improvement of [our] performance in France and to continue implementing the transformation plan,” the company said.

Carrefour added that it was postponing the proposed listing of Carrefour Property.

McCann held a number of roles at Tesco including chief executive for Malaysia. He is also a former non-food and ambient trading director at Sainsbury’s. 

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