Domino’s Pizza Group has appointed Jas Burston, formerly of Boots and the TUI Group, as its new finance director, MCA understands.

Burston joins the c1,200-strong company, which operates over 1,050 sites in the UK, from Boots where she was finance director of its retail and supply chain operation for over a year.

Previous to, that she spent 10 years at TUI, including the last two years as finance director of its Destination Services arm.

Last week, Domino’s reported UK like-for-like sales up 7% in its first quarter with group system sales up 18.3% to £311.1m.

Like-for-like order growth was 6.7% and the group said that the negative impact of the weather in March had been offset by a strong New Year performance and the timing of Easter. Online sales were up 16.2% in the UK, and now represent 78.9% of system sales.

The group opened 11 new stores in the 13 weeks to 1 April, including nine in the UK, taking it to 1,203 in total, of which 1,054 are in the UK. Domino’s expects to open 65-75 UK stores in 2018.

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