Chris Fisher stands down from Countdown

  • Who's Where
  • March 28, 2017
  • The Register team
Chris Fisher stands down from Countdown

Chris Fisher has stepped down as Countdown’s general manager of merchandise after 18 months in the position.

Appointed October 2015, Fisher was seen as the ideal person to drive Countdown’s merchandise strategy. Fisher will now take the role of group manager of merchandise at Mitre 10, based in Albany.

Fisher says that the deciding factor for his move to Mitre 10 was the ability to be closer to family.

“I have two kids in their early teens, and my wife is heading back to work as a teacher. I really want to spend some more time at home, and this new job allows just that.”

“I have loved working at Countdown,” Says Fisher. “I’m really proud of everything the merchandise team has achieved over the last two and a half years.”

In 2006, he became director of his own business [Atheon Analytics], specialising in the delivery of leading edge analytics to solve complex retail challenges.

During that time, he worked with most of the UK's major supermarket retailers, which was a big factor in his original placement at Countdown.

Dave Chambers, managing director of Progressive Enterprises, says that Fisher left the marketing team in a strong position to be able to further grow.

“Chris has overseen some impressive accomplishments in his time at Countdown.” Says Chambers. “He has empowered our merchandise team to make data-driven commercial decisions with suppliers; driven our store segmentation strategy; and made it far easier for smaller suppliers to work with us through a reformed quality assurance process.”

Chambers, who has worked within the company since 1979, says replacing Fishers quality and commitment won’t be an easy task.

“He has put in place very strong foundations for our buying team to continue to grow, and relentlessly pursue our business strategy.”

Working in retail since he was 16, Fisher has a BA Hons in international business and German from the University of Plymouth, where he was president of the mountaineering club.

 “I wish Chris all the very best,” says Chambers. 

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