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Countdown’s new general manager for merchandise

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  • October 24, 2017
Countdown’s new general manager for merchandise

Scott Davidson has joined the ranks among retail giant Countdown as their newest general manager for merchandise.

Davidson comes from a position of senior retail executive with more than 20 years’ experience.

Davidson joins Countdown from his current role as head of produce for Woolworths, Australia’s largest supermarket operator. He leads a Woolworths team of 120 people and is responsible for buying, operations and quality.

Countdown managing director Dave Chambers said appointing an experienced and skilled general manager is a positive for both customers and the Countdown team.

“Scott is a diverse and well-rounded retail executive and a welcome addition to our leadership team,” he said.

“He has proven merchandise management expertise with an emphasis on strategic planning, brand development and global sourcing. He’s described by many as a visionary leader who values partnering with suppliers to create sustainable outcomes and great results.”

Davidson will begin his time with Countdown towards the end of the year.

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  • December 13, 2017
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