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Rupert Thomas named JLP director of food & grocery in restructure

The new role will give Thomas responsibility for both Waitrose and John Lewis

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Crussh on hunt for new CEO as Shane Kavanagh leaves business

Crussh executive chairman Jonathan Hart praised Kavanagh for his role in the chain’s “transformation”

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Australian brewer Lion creates UK craft beer division Little World Beverages

The move will see Lion’s Fourpure Brewing Co and Magic Rock managed by new division boss Gordon Treanor…

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Morrisons promotes Andy Atkinson to group commercial director

David Lepley will replace Gary Mills, who was leaving the business to pursue other interests, said Morrisons

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Unitas streamlines board to be ‘representative and nimble’

The new-look board has been designed to represent a cross-section of its members within retail, foodservice, on-trade and specialist sectors

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Robotic meal preparation startup Karakuri appoints director of food

Pippi Brereton joins from where she served for two years as group brand manager

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Interim MD bags permanent role at Caterforce

Mullineux was appointed interim MD in September 2019

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GS1 UK CEO Gary Lynch announces retirement

He plans to take up ‘a non-exec directorship role or two’ after his departure 

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One Stop gears up for accelerated growth in franchise

The Tesco-owned convenience business has hired former Bestway manager Bill Nelson to drive a major retailer recruitment push

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Jamie Davison to steer Costcutter recruitment drive in new role

Davison has been at Costcutter for 26 years

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Asda names new chief customer officer amid raft of senior changes

Andy Murray is set to leave after four years in the role

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Gareth Bath steps down as Curious Brewery MD

Chapel Down CEO Frazer Thompson has assumed control of Curious Brewery


Scotland Food & Drink appoints two industry stalwarts to board

Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne, founder of Genius Foods, and Alison Milne, partner in the A Milne & Son farming business, have been appointed

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M&S poaches Sainsbury’s Chris Marrow to help overhaul supply chain

Marrow will join M&S in spring 2020 after 14 years as Sainsbury’s logistics director


Fine Foods International appoints Sonja Bentley as head of sales

Bentley comes from Sleaford Quality Foods, where she was commercial director for more than a year

Raja Banerji Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard UK names marketing director

Banerji has been with the spirits giant since 2002 - aside from a one year stint at Beam Global 

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Accolade Wines hires new marketing director

A 15-year drinks industry veteran, Caroline Thompson-Hill previously worked for rival Treasury Wine Estates 

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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