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Frank Bristow returns to historic confectionery business Subscription

17 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

He’s been taken on as new owners attempt to reverse recent misfortune

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James McMaster is new CEO of ‘complete food’ brand Huel

16 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Before leaving Life Health Foods in August, McMaster oversaw the launch of Up&Go in the UK and development of Nutri-Brex

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Samworth Bros hires former Kerry Foods CEO Flor Healy as new boss Subscription

15 Nov 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The Ginsters and Soreen owner has been without an official CEO since Alex Knight left the family-owned business in March

Andy Clarke

Former Asda chief executive Andy Clarke becomes Spoon Guru chairman

13 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Andy Clarke stepped down as Asda CEO in 2016

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Incoming Asda CEO Roger Burnley announces leadership team shakeup

10 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Anthony Hemmerdinger is to be promoted to the role of senior vice president, retail operations director

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Ton Christiaanse steps down as Brakes UK chief executive

09 Nov 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Christiaanse only took up the role in early 2017 when he replaced Phil Wieland

Maurice Doyle

Maurice Doyle to develop small premium brands at Bacardi

09 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

He previously held commercial and marketing roles at the company before leaving for William Grant & Sons in 2009

Nick Bunker

Jaffa Cakes maker Pladis appoints former KP Snacks and Kraft exec as new UK MD

03 Nov 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Jaffa Cakes and McVitie’s Digestives maker Pladis has appointed a new boss in the UK to take over from Jon Eggleton, who is leaving the company after 14 years to “pursue new opportunities”. Nick Bunker will take up the role of managing director for the UK & Ireland region from Monday.


Jesús Lorente to take over as Asda merchandising boss Subscription

01 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Andrew Moore joined Asda in 2008 as director of George clothing

NFU president Meurig Raymond

Meurig Raymond to step down as NFU president after four years Subscription

01 Nov 2017 | By Kevin White

Pembrokeshire farmer was first elected in 2014, and previously held post of deputy president during Peter Kendall’s eight-year term

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John C Scott takes up sustainability and CSR role at Subway

30 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

Scott was previosuly chief supply chain officer at The Chefs’ Warehouse

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Roger Burnley to become Asda president and CEO

30 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Burnley has been Asda COO and deputy CEO since October 2016 from 1 January. Clarke will continue in a new role with Asda’s parent-company Walmart after a break

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Former Nestlé MD Jon Walsh joins dairy group Meadow Foods

26 Oct 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Walsh succeeds Mark Chantler as commerical director, enabling the latter to concentrate on his duties as CEO

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Andrew King to head up Nielsen Brandbank wholesale division

25 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

King has more than 20 years of experience in wholesale, having worked previously at Center Parcs and the Thresher Group

David Shaw

David Shaw leaves Genius to become MD at Good Hemp

20 Oct 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Good Hemp has appointed Genius Gluten Free commercial director David Shaw as its new MD

Sue Garfitt

Sue Garfitt promoted to Alpro VP of customer development

20 Oct 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Alpro UK & Ireland commercial director Sue Garfitt has been promoted to the role of vice president of customer development


Malcolm Burns made senior VP & international MD at Amplify Subscription

19 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

As interim international MD since June, Burns has created and begun executing a performance improvement plan

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Galen Levi joins Select & Save as trading director Subscription

16 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

It comes just one week after the group announced former One Stop boss Andrew King as its new MD

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Matt Atkinson joins the Co-op as chief membership officer Subscription

16 Oct 2017

Atkinson will support director of community and campaigns Rufus Olins…

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Medina Dairy MD Mike Sheldon leaves to return to consultancy

13 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

Sheldon has spent more than 25 years working in the dairy sector



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