Position: Senior operations manager Company: United Co-op Food Group The job: Hall will take on responsibility for the management of 107 stores, mainly in the Greater Manchester, Warrington and Merseyside areas. He said: "I am looking forward to working with the team in this exciting, challenging role and building on the success of the stores within my area. These stores have a lot of potential. Developing them will have a big influence on the whole society. I'll be concentrating on increasing turnover through fresh foods, wines and spirits. A total of 23 stores have already been redeveloped in my region." Hall said he would be supervising a team of seven area managers and emphasised his role would be easier now United Co-op Food Group's field management operations had been restructured, with area managers covering fewer stores to improve efficiency. Background: Hall has worked in food retail for 27 years. He began his career with the Bolton & Wigan Co-operative Society as a trainee manager at its Bromley Cross store in Bolton in 1974. He went on to manage a variety of stores from 1975-1995. He became an area manager in 1995 and then operations manager for convenience stores. {{PEOPLE MOVES }}