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Sears Holdings names Tesco exec as Kmart's president and chief member officer


Hoffman Estates, Ill. -- Sears Holdings announced that Alasdair James has joined the company as president and chief member officer for the Kmart business.

James is a seven-year veteran of Tesco, where he held roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as commercial director for the company's global business unit. Prior to that, he spent two years managing Tesco's China operations as executive VP and commercial director.

According to Sears Holdings, James will be responsible for driving the Kmart format strategy, managing the Kmart P&L, and aligning merchandise, marketing, pricing and selling with the needs and wants of Shop Your Way members.

"Alasdair will work closely with me and our business unit leaders to understand the preferences of Shop Your Way members who shop at Kmart," said Edward S. Lampert, Sears Holdings chairman and CEO. "He will be responsible for the Kmart strategy, its performance and its continued transformation as an integrated retail format."

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