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Ex-Debenhams web boss David Worby to drive online retail at Harrods

Harrods has hired former Debenhams head of Direct David Worby to take the helm at its online division.

Worby – who left Debenhams at the end of last year – will take up his role as Director, Harrods Direct, on 1 February. He left Debenhams at the end of 2009, a year in which it reported a 31 percent rise in sales to GBP55.1 million at its online arm. During the year to 29 August, visitors to Debenhams Direct rose 36.8 percent.

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