Makro has named Asda executive Huw Edwards as its new offer management director.
Edwards spent 15 years with the Leeds-based supermarket, most recently as procurement director. He has also previously worked for Marks & Spencer.
“Huw’s appointment is not only a coup for us, it’s a statement of our intent,” said Makro managing director Hannes Floto.
“It captures in a nutshell our strategy of bringing in the very best person for each role at Makro and underlines the full extent of our ambition.
“We’re working hard to return Makro to its former position of strength, and Huw’s experience and expertise gained at Asda can only propel us further forward.”
Edwards said: “Wholesale is a new challenge after many years in retail, but my strong grocer background and passion for trading mean I will quickly get to grips with what Makro needs to deliver: the right articles at the right prices.”
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