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Coke’s Jon Woods will be a hands-on FDF president for a turbulent time

Woods is a spikier figure than his predecessor, Gavin Darby

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Coke GB general manager Jon Woods to take over as FDF president

Darby has held the role for the past three years and Woods has agreed to a two-year term

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Former Morrisons exec Belinda Youngs takes over as Cooplands CEO

The CEO position is a newly created role for the bakery

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Coral Rose appointed first female chairman of the FWD

Rose will succeed Bidfood CEO Andrew Selley, who has been in the position since 2017

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Martin Race takes over as Parfetts trust board chairman

The board comprises joint MDs Greg Suszczenia and David Grimes together with two employee-elected members


Alexei Cowan made Wilko Retail’s first head of design

Previously Cowan worked as head of design for Home Retail Group

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Majestic’s next era will be built on foundations laid by Rowan Gormley

Just when you thought it was safe to close the book on the Majestic sale saga

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Pret’s chief customer officer Barnaby Dawe steps down

Dawe joined Pret in October 2018 after three years as global chief marketing officer at Just Eat

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Naked founder Rowan Gormley to step down as losses mount

The founder of Naked Wines shocked the City on Thursday by stepping down, as the online retailer’s losses continue to mount

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Musgrave CEO Chris Martin joins Wilko board

Martin will take up the role as a non-executive director in January and will chair the audit and risk committee

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Dole appoints Isabelle Spindler as its new European boss

Formerly chief exec at Dutch green energy group Qurrent, Spindler also becomes part of Dole’s global leadership team


Britvic names Phil Sanders as out of home commercial director

will be suceeded as at home commercial director by Ben Parker

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WSTA taps Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Berry Bros in influx of new board members

It has welcomed two supermarkets, a fine wine and spirit merchant, a champagne house and a glass manufacturer into the boardroom

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David McKnight made MD at Co-op’s Federal Retail and Trading Services group

Most recently, McKnight was strategy and trading director at Tesco

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RH Amar appoints Justin Burbage as sales director

Role will include developing new sales opportunities

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John Mills to step down as Unitas Wholesale deputy MD

Retail director John Kinney has been promoted to the new position of sales and marketing director


David Phillips steps down as Matthew Clark MD

Phillips rejoined Matthew Clark as MD in 2018 after former owner Conviviality collapsed

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James Watson steps up to William Jackson Food Group CEO role

Norman Soutar has stepped down after almost 14 years at the head of the company

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Former Tesco director Burcu Kerpicci takes up COO role at Poundstretcher

Kerpicci left Tesco in 2018 to work as a coach for training company Adler in Istanbul


Symington’s names Fox’s David Cox as new CEO

Cox is set to start his new role om Monday 4 November