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Charles Wilson returns with 10% stake in Menzies Distribution

 Wilson also joins Menzies Distribution as non-executive director

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Tesco CTO Guus Dekkers joins executive committee

The promotion ‘reiterates the growing importance we assign to technology & digitalisation’ said group CEO Ken Murphy in an email to Tesco staff

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Bestway Wholesale consolidates retail businesses in restructure

A new combined retail division will be led by Costcutter retail director Mike Hollis, who becomes Bestway retail director

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Andy Hadley made supply chain director at Suntory Beverage & Food

The Molson Coors veteran will oversee the production, supply and export of over 200 drinks at SBF GB&I

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Philip Morris International names new CEO after shock departure of chairman

Louis Camilleri left for unspecified personal reasons late last year

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City snapshot: AB InBev boss Carlos Brito to step down

The world’s largest brewer AB InBev has announced CEO Carlos Brito will step down after 15 years in charge, to be replaced by North America chief Michel Doukeris. Plus ABI posts strong start to 2021, Virgin Wines and Glanbia up guidance and all the rest of the latest news from the City

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Planet Organic CEO Peter Marsh to retire

Marsh has led the organic grocer for 13 years, in which time it has grown from five to 11 stores

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City Harvest appoints David Carter as CEO

Founder and CEO Laura Winningham is moving to a new position as head of strategy

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Asda beefs up commercial team with hires from Waitrose and Sky

Sam Dickson has been appointed VP of own brand while Sonal Dash has become VP of non-edible and healthcare

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One Stop promotes Matt Elliott to national recruitment manager

Elliott will lead a new team of five retail experts that will work across different regions of the UK

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Curious Brewery hires former Budvar and Liberation Group bosses

It was bought by PE firm Risk Capital earlier this year

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M&S creates four new food director roles to strengthen commercial team

The appointments would better enable commercial director George Wright to focus on supply chain transformation and supply base strategy, said M&S Food MD Stuart Machin

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CCEP’s Simon Harrison joins Princes as chief commercial officer

Harrison, currently CCEP’s VP for commercial development and a 20-year veteran of the company, will join Princes from June

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Postmasters elected to Post Office board for first time

Saf Ismail and Elliot Jacobs were selected from a shortlist through a vote

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Tesco brand director McEttrick to leave after ‘completing turnaround’

Michelle McEttrick was hired by former CEO Dave Lewis to revamp the Tesco brand

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John Shropshire to step down as G’s Group CEO

The growing industry veteran has worked for the company – originally founded by his father – since 1976

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Iceland takes on first trainees after joining graduate trainers MDS

The frozen specialist follows Aldi in becoming a member business of the fresh produce and food industry training programme

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Rawlings joins Naked Wines board as non-executive director

Rawlings will join the board as independent non-executive director with immediate effect

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Asda appoints John Fallon as new CFO ahead of Issa brothers takeover

Fallon will replace Rob McWilliam who is returning to a portfolio career