Kwik Save checks out interior designers

Discount supermarket chain Kwik Save is looking for a senior designer to oversee changes in interior design and store layout which will “accurately reflect the image” of the chain, say sources close to the company.

The retailer has appointed headhunters to find some suitable candidates for the post, which it is hoping to fill in the next three to four months.

Kwik Save group marketing director Phil Smith will not reveal the exact position available, saying that it will depend on the seniority of applicants.

But he denies that the successful applicant would become design director, saying: “We are looking to strengthen the whole marketing department. Design and layout are part of that.”

Kwik Save has committed itself to opening the first in a series of new-look stores this spring.

“Specific attention will be paid to making the stores more con-venient to use,” says Smith.

The chain’s marketing director, Nick Goss, has confirmed that Kwik Save has completed the selection process to establish a packaging design roster, appointing just one consultancy to develop the company’s own-brand packaging. Manchester consultancy The Chase has been working with the retailer since last year, and a range of more than 100 non-food products is to be launched imminently.

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