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Cotton On Group snares Coles executive ahead of store blitz

Clothing and footwear retailer Cotton On Group has snared a senior Coles executive to run its e-commerce operations ahead of a global online and bricks and mortar expansion push aimed at making the group the world’s dominant value fashion retailer.

Geelong based Cotton On Group confirmed it had appointed Brendan Sweeney as general manager e-commerce, a new role which involves overseeing the group’s recently relaunched digital operations and developing a long-term blueprint to grow online sales more than five-fold over the next three years.

United Kingdom-born Mr Sweeney was previously general manager of strategy and delivery at Coles, with responsibility for developing Coles Group strategy and delivering key strategic programs.