Boden to open new stores and reveals multichannel ambitions

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Home shopping specialist Boden is planning to open stores in both the UK and US over the next few years as their profits surge and they start their search for a new Chief Executive. At present, Boden only has one store in West London, but they are seeking to transform themselves into a multichannel retailer.

Julian Granville, the current Chief Executive, is moving to Deputy Chairman with immediate effect. He will relinquish his Chief Executive responsibilities once they find a successor. Granville is reportedly stepping aside after 18 years in the role as part of a structured succession plan as they grow and evolve the board for their next phase of growth.

Recently Matthew Hilgeman joined Boden in June as Product Director, who is responsible for all product areas and the sourcing and supply chain. His international brand experience will help the fashion retailer as they expand overseas, particularly in the important US market. Hilgeman is ex American Eagle.