Well-known grocery figure Mike Nemeth died on 4 July following a long illness.

Nemeth was 56 years old and had worked in the grocery industry for most of his career. He had a considerable knowledge of the cash and carry sector and experience gained from retail and wholesale.

For the past four years he held the role of trading controller responsible for grocery at Landmark Wholesale, taking responsibility for categories including beverages, breakfast cereals, sugar, biscuits, cakes and pet foods.

Landmark said Nemeth had been an instrumental part of its central office trading team.

"Mike will be sadly missed by his colleagues across the membership,

as well as all the many suppliers that he has worked with during his career," a Landmark spokesman said.

Prior to Landmark Wholesale, Nemeth worked for Alldays, where he was a senior buyer for impulse categories.

He also worked as a senior buyer for Martins and as a grocery buyer at both Nurdin & Peacock and cash and carry group Booker.

He leaves his partner Gill and two sons.