United Co-op's head of food marketing Paul Siviter has been appointed managing director of the Stars News c-store chain. Stars News, part of the Wolverhampton based Express and Star group, owns mores than 220 c-stores and has been searching for an md since Bob Scott retired at the end of last year. Siviter will leave United on November 2 and will be replaced by Sean Toal, currently general manager of the society's large store group. Paul Griffiths, general manager of United's food group said: "We are sad to see Paul leave. He has done a good job for us, but I suppose this is a sort of recognition of the progress we have made." {{NEWS }}