Stephen Vowles has left Argos just months after it was acquired by Sainsbury’s
Stephen joined the retailer in 2013 and has played a crucial role in the reinvigoration of Argos, including developing the retailer’s brand positioning and customer experience.
“We can confirm that Stephen has stepped down from his role to pursue his career outside of Sainsbury’s Argos,” according to a spokesperson for Argos. “Stephen joined Argos as marketing director in September 2013 and played an important role in turning us into a digital retailer, overseeing the re-launch of the Argos brand, the Go Argos campaign and the launch of our pioneering Fast Track same-day delivery service last year. We wish Stephen all the best for the future and will announce a replacement in due course.”
Sainsbury’s parent company, J Sainsbury, completed the acquisition of Home Retail’s Argos in September after it voted in favour of the £1.4bn deal. Both Argos and Habitat are now part of the J Sainsbury empire. The combined business has created a £6bn non-food business.
Prior to joining Argos, Stephen was director of customer experience at Ladbrokes.