In a newly created role, O’Toole will be responsible for the development of both Budgens and Londis, reporting to MBL MD Mike Taylor. His role covers extensive refurbishment and the development of new independent stores.
O’Toole joins MBL from Alliance Pharmacy where he headed a refit programme.
He started his career in 1983 at Kwik Save, joining as a store manager before rising to the position of regional manager.
In 1999 he joined Somerfield in a concept and marketing role before becoming head of convenience formats with responsibility for strategy and developing formats in 2000. In 2002 he returned to Kwik Save to regenerate the business with a new