Musgrave Retail Partners GB has appointed Jemima Tomlinson as its new marketing director.

Tomlinson joins Musgrave Retail Partners, formerly Musgrave Budgens Londis, on 14 January and will be responsible for managing and developing the group's marketing department.

She joins from the Co-operative Group where she worked for 11 years as food store general manager and most recently as director of brand marketing.

Tomlinson replaces Ross Halliday who is leaving Musgrave on 25 January "to pursue his personal career aspirations". He has been acting marketing director for two years, having previously worked as head of marketing for Londis.

Musgrave changed its name to Musgrave Retail Partners GB in October this year to put a stronger emphasis on its franchise partnerships with its Budgens and Londis retailers. Musgrave's Northern Irish arm Musgrave SuperValu Centra has been renamed Musgrave Retail Partners NI.