By  on February 20, 2018

LONDON — Retail veteran David Walker-Smith has been named chief product and trading officer at House of Fraser, the British department store chain that’s owned by the Chinese company Sanpower, WWD has learned.

Walker-Smith will join the executive team and oversee the buying and design functions. The store said his mission will be to bring “a more consistent and defined approach to best practice in buying, design and sourcing.” He’ll be working with the merchandising team to optimize commercial opportunities, work on brand partnerships and develop the in-house brands.

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