Safeway has appointed Andy MacLachlan to the newly created position of trading manager, Scotland. MacLachlan said the role gave him the opportunity to work more closely with suppliers with a view to developing range, space and incremental sales. Over the next year he plans to grow Safeway's Scottish supplier base, according to the multiple's Scottish charter, launched last year. MacLachlin added: "We want to drive into non-food and work with catering suppliers to develop food packaging." MacLachlan had been business development manager for trading in Scotland since 2000. He has worked for Safeway in Scotland for 18 years, starting as a part-time employee at its Muirend store in 1984. He worked as fresh produce manager in Scottish stores from 1988. After completing Safeway's management training in 1991, he was a systems manager for several stores. He went on to become regional stock and systems manager, covering 114 Scottish stores, in 1997, and supply chain team leader in 1998. {{PEOPLE MOVES }}