Tesco's loss is DSG's gain

People have been speculating about the so-called brain drain from Tesco for a while - and the trickle continues. John Browett, the man behind Tesco.com's success, has new been poached by the Currys and Dixons group, DSG, to replace outgoing chief executive John Clare.

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Last Updated: 06 Nov 2012

Browett has been on Terry Leahy's top team for nearly a decade. Big things are now expected of this impressive hire at DSG, a company looking to strengthen its online offering. Anyone who has visited a Currys or Dixons store recently will understand why the web is a much better shopping experience.

But what does Browett's resignation from Tesco mean? Is it a sign that the long and glorious reign of Leahy at Britain's Most Admired Company is resulting in that age-old problem of job-blocking? If so, there's one thing we can be sure of, and that's the good fortune of the companies mopping up the fallout.

 

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