John Hoerner is a man of many talents. In particular, he has been a successful retailer for more than 50 years. Starting in Nebraska in 1959 while still at university, he has since run some of the best known and loved retail brands in the world. 
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Industry Profile: Retail Newsagent 1 January 2016


John's extensive retail leadership includes:


Tesco from 2001
John now consults part-time for Tesco in the UK (the world's 3rd largest retailer), and has previously been CEO of Tesco UK Clothing and International Sourcing as well as CEO of Tesco Central European Clothing.


Debenhams from1987 - Chairman
One of the most profitable groups of department stores anywhere, growing from 59 department stores to 100. John also organised the de-merger from The Burton Group in 1998.


Harvey Nichols from 1988 - Chairman


The Burton Group Plc from 1992 - CEO
One of the UK's top retail companies with over 2000 stores in the UK including: 
Burton Menswear, Debenhams, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Hawkshead, Principles, Racing GreenTopman and Topshop.


Arcadia Group Plc from 1998 - CEO

The Burton Group was renamed Arcadia Group Plc which then acquired Sears' brands Miss Selfridge, OutfitWallis, Warehouse


John is also on the board of Business for Britain working to change the relationship of the UK and Europe


John has also been involved with organisations as:

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John Hoerner is a veteran retailer with 56 years’ experience. He's been the man at the top of multiple high street brands for The Burton Group and Arcadia with more than 2,500 outlets in the UK (including Debenhams, Wallis, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Miss Selfridge, Topman, Topshop), Chairman of The British Fashion Council (London Fashion Week) and CEO of Tesco's clothing in both the UK and Central Europe.