Fashion retailer Joules Group said it had appointed Nick Jones as its new chief executive.

Jones would be joining from Adsa, where he was responsible for the supermarket chain's trading divisions across food and general merchandise.

Joules had announced on 1 April that current chief executive Colin Porter would retire.

Jones would start at Joules before the end of 2019 and, following a short handover period, Porter would stand down.

At 9:40am: (LON:JOUL) Joules Group Plc share price was +1p at 279p