Burchell, who was most recently category manager for dairy, joined Londis in 1998 following a career in store management in the multiple sector. He spent two years in Londis's supply chain before moving to the commercial department as a fresh food buyer. He went on to become a Londis category controller with responsibility for fresh food and grocery non food. Following the creation of MBL and the merger of the Londis and Budgens trading team, he was made category manager for dairy.
Heidi Jackson replaces him in that role. She was most recently MBL's category manager for impulse, and is replaced in that role by Charlotte Morey, who has buying experience in grocery and impulse categories.