Coimhe Mannion has been appointed head of Tesco's local sourcing team in Northern Ireland. Mannion has been marketing manager for Northern Ireland since 1997 and has been working on local sourcing initiatives in the region over the last few years. She has also assumed the role of acting head of the Scottish local sourcing team until that post is filled. The multiple announced that it would set up the local sourcing teams in February, in response to the Policy Commission's Future of Farming and Food report. Welsh marketing manager Meiner Phillips has been appointed to head the local sourcing team in Wales. The teams comprise a marketing manager and a buyer. {{PEOPLE MOVES }}