chris fisher countdownChris Fisher has been named Countdown’s new general manager for merchandise. He has been part of the team since November 2014, previously covering the position of Head of Data and Analytics.

He also has proven international retail experience, having managed buying roles for Gillette, Lidl and Wal-Mart during his career. Countdown’s acting managing director, Pat McEntee, has no doubt Fisher is the ideal person to take on this role and enhance the company’s merchandise strategy.

“In 2006, he became Director of his own business, specialising in the delivery of leading edge analytics to solve complex retail challenges. During that time, he worked with most of the UK’s major supermarket retailers, as well as many of the leading global FMCG companies,” McEntee said.

“It is this depth of experience, along with his passion for putting the customer first, which will ensure that we continue to make Kiwis’ lives a little better and deliver them lower grocery prices everyday.”