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Robinsons MD quits months after grand Orchard opening

Ex-deputy GM of Galeries Lafayette dept store in Paris is replacing him

Published on Jun 14, 2014 3:04 PM

THE man credited with revamping the staid image of the 156-year-old Robinsons department store has left his job just seven months after the new Robinsons Orchard's grand opening.

Managing director Franz Kraatz's last day was at the end of last month. It is not known why he left, and attempts to reach him were unsuccessful. Robinsons also declined to comment.

Replacing him is Mr Christophe Cann, 49, the former deputy general manager of French department store Galeries Lafayette in Paris.

He previously headed the Singapore operations of Galeries Lafayette at Liat Towers from 1994 to 1996 before it folded here.

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