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Rob Salter departs Tesco

By | Published on Wednesday 12 December 2012

Rob Salter

The boss of entertainment retail within Tesco will leave the supermarket giant on 1 Jan it has been confirmed. Rob Salter has overseen music, movies and games at the retailer since 2008, having joined the firm from the now defunct Woolworths-owned CD and DVD distributor EUK.

Salter, who is active within the Entertainment Retailers Association and Chairman of the Official Charts Company, oversaw Tesco’s music operations in a period when supermarkets became ever more important in the world of entertainment retail as various specialist chains disappeared from the high street, including his former employer Woolworths. Though of late many have noted the amount of shelf space given to CDs by the supermarket firm has declined somewhat.

Confirming his departure to Music Week, Salter said that there was “no great drama” precipitating his exit, and that he had no immediate plans but anticipated returning to a new role in the entertainment market in due course.