jason tarry tesco

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Jason Tarry

Tesco chief product officer

Last ranked: 18

It should not be underestimated just how much change Tarry has brought to the face of Tesco’s buying operation. As Dave Lewis’ right-hand man in Project Reset, the past year has seen the former F&F boss head a sweeping product rationalisation across its entire range. Tarry has also introduced a wide range of policies and met hundreds of suppliers to try to convince them that this time Tesco is really serious that a) it will grow b) it has changed the way it does business. Ultimately, however, it will be about convincing consumers, and while the Christmas sales uplift was encouraging, it may just be a blip as the discounters continue to grow.

The Grocer's Power List 2016 reflects a sector in upheaval