Landmark has recruited Mike Nemeth to the post of trading controller as it steps up operations in its drive to overtake Booker as the number one cash and carry group.
Nemeth brings experience in buying roles and considerable knowledge of the cash and carry sector.
The post was created after the demise of the Group Trading Alliance in August 2002 but was left vacant.
He previously worked for Alldays as a senior buyer for impulse categories, including confectionery and soft drinks.
Before that he was a senior buyer for Martins and a grocery buyer at both Nurdin & Peacock and Booker.
Senior trading controller Richard Booth said: "We are very pleased to have secured Nemeth's services to complete our grocery trading team. We worked together at Nurdin & Peacock some years ago and his recent experience with Martins and Alldays will be invaluable as we continue to develop key impulse areas."