New hypermarket chiefThis article was originally published in Foodnews
RUSSIAN retail giant, X5 Retail Group, has named Jan Fuchs as its new hypermarket format director. Fuchs has extensive retail industry experience in eastern Europe and Russia and was deputy chairman and chief operating officer of the Kaufland hypermarket chain in the Czech Republic from 1998 to 2007. He also served as chief operating officer of Rewe Group in Russia. X5 said the latest appointment is in line with its previously-announced goal of establishing a dedicated management structure for hypermarkets separate from supermarkets by the end of this year.