Haldanes has appointed Adam Hart as a non-executive director and Kristoffer Getchell as IT director.

The appointments follow the supermarket chain's acquisition last week of 20 Netto stores from Asda. The stores will be transformed into a new discount chain called Ugo.

"I am pleased to have ­secured both Adam and Kris," said CEO Arthur Harris. "With Richard Collins as chief operating officer, Chris Laud as group finance director, Stuart Eaton as property director and Steve Back as non-executive director, I am working with the most experienced team possible."