Lowndes NAM
Thomas Lowndes has appointed Victor Griffiths as NAM, replacing Andrew Gibbons. Griffiths joins from PepsiCo where he worked for 15 years as an account manager for brands including Walkers and Quaker.

Numbers up
Phil Carroll has joined Sainsbury in the position of news and magazines buyer. He joins from a buyer role at Virgin Retail.

Scots premium
Premium bottled beer supplier Branded Drinks has appointed Gary Lawson as director of sales for Scotland. Lawson will manage the growth of the Furstenberg, Weihenstephan and Krusovice brands.

Winemaker post
German winery Reh Kendermann has appointed Christine Prostler as winemaker. Prostler takes up her role on July 1 and was previously a consultant winemaker for the company.