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Canadian book and lifestyle retailer Indigo has appointed Peter Ruis as its new President, effectively immediately.
Ruis has more than 30 years of retail experience, most recently as managing director of Anthropologie URBN Group where he worked on the retailer’s international expansion. Prior to that, he was CEO of Jigsaw Group and the executive buying & brand director at John Lewis, where he is known for being behind the award-winning John Lewis Christmas ad.
In his capacity as President, he will be responsible for leading the executive team, helping to re-shape the company and its business model and working to help drive profitable growth. He will report directly to Indigo’s CEO Heather Reisman.
“We’re thrilled to have Peter join the Indigo team,” says Reisman. “We look forward to having Peter bring his wealth of knowledge and expertise to Indigo at this exciting moment in our business as we pivot to a Living with Intention company, providing our customers with the ideas, experts, and products to help them in their quest to live with purpose.”
”I am hugely excited to take on this opportunity with such an iconic retailer,” added Ruis. “Indigo is uniquely positioned for success as we move forward from these challenging times.”
Currently based in London, United Kingdom, Ruis and his family will be transitioning to Toronto.
Indigo Books & Music Inc. is a publicly traded Canadian company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (IDG). In addition to books, Indigo also sells toys, lifestyle items, board games, and more.