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FSA boss joins Defra as food director in new government shake-up

Miles took on the FSA job in 2019 and has led the organisation through a string of global crises, including the pandemic

Brockmans Commercial Director Henri Brunel

Brockmans Gin hires commercial director in latest senior appointment

 Brunel joins from wine supplier Baron Philippe de Rothschild


Kara Greatorex

M&S poaches Kara Greatorex from Aldi and Jon Downes from Morrisons

Greatorex is to be M&S’s new chief commercial officer, while Downes will report to her as supply chain & commercial operations director

asda store front

Iceland’s digital chief David Devany to be Asda’s VP of e-commerce

Devany has been Iceland’s group chief customer, marketing and digital officer since 2020



City snapshot: Boots boss Sebastian James to leave as IPO process stalls again

Boots has kicked off a search for a new boss to replace Sebastian James, who is leaving in November as renewed attempts by US owner Walgreens Boots Alliance to sell or float the UK high street pharmacy chain stalled once again

Martin Sandler Nojo

Nojo hires former Wholegood boss Martin Sandler as MD to lead growth push

Nojo has appointed former Wholegood boss Sandler as its first-ever managing director as the sauce challenger brand looks to ramp up distribution and grow more rapidly

Samworth Brothers Simon Wookey

Samworth Brothers promotes from within as CEO Hugo Mahoney steps down

Samworth Brothers has parted ways with CEO Hugo Mahoney and promoted a new boss from within its ranks of current executives, The Grocer can reveal

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Hip Pop hires Britvic sales executive to complete senior leadership team

The team is headed up by Hip Pop CEO Graham Beales

Darren Blackhurst

Darren Blackhurst quits Morrisons with Rachel Eyre set to return

Retail veteran Blackhurst rejoined Morrisons in March as cover for Rachel Eyre, who is on maternity leave

The Range Iceland

Adam Holmes appointed chief operating officer of The Range and Wilko

Holmes has joined The Range and Wilko from The Original Factory Shop, where he spent a year as retail director


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