Butcher's Pet Care has appointed a new sales and marketing director.

Derek Evans joins from the consumer and office division of technology company 3M UK, where he was sales and marketing director.

Evans will be responsible for developing the strategy for Butcher's Pet Care. "We have plans to leverage the strength of our brand, and it is very exciting to be part of such a talented team that has already achieved so much," said Evans.

Sales of Butcher's leading brand Butcher's canned dogfood increased by 1.7% to £34.1m this year, according to The Grocer's Top Products Survey.