Planet Organic has announced that George Dymond will take over as CEO at the end of the year, The Grocer reports.
Dymond will move from Holland & Barret where he is currently group chief commercial officer and MD of the retailer’s international operation. He has previously held senior roles at Coles, Tesco and Carphone Warehouse.
Dymond told The Grocer: I have always admired Planet Organic and to join the business is a great honour. That Planet Organic is a business with specific values around both healthy lifestyles and environmental sustainability is important to me. I will be ensuring Planet Organic is at the centre of healthy and sustainable shopping in the years ahead.”
Dymond will replace current CEO, Peter Marsh, who announced his decision to retire in May, following 13 years at the helm. Over that time Planet Organic, founded in 1995 by Renée Elliott, grew its store portfolio from five to 13. In 2020, the group acquired the As Nature Intended business, with four central London outlets. Planet Organic is targeting three further store openings this year, including a 2,000 sq ft branch in Bermondsey.