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M&S announces string of senior new hires to boost food business

The new recruits will report to food commercial director George Wright


Bestway marketing head departs following closure of three depots

Salih Shiehk is leaving to become chief marketing officer at a food start-up

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Michelle Norman promoted to lead sustainability at Suntory Beverage & Food Europe

In Spetember SBFE set out its plan to use fully recycled or plant-based materials across its entire portfolio


Didsbury Gin appoints former Halewood MD Andy Smallman as advisor

Smallman led Halewood Wines & Spirits’ UK business from 2003 to 2015 and served at Matthew Clark as spirits buying director from 2016 to this April

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Former Tesco international CEO Trevor Masters to take over as Pepco MD

Masters has spent more than 30 years at Tesco, most recently as CEO of international operations

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AHDB starts search for new chair

Current chair Sir Peter Kendall’s tenure will end in March next year

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Imperial Brands CEO Alison Cooper to step down

Cooper has been at Imperial Brands for 20 years, and CEO for nine

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Rob Collins and Wim Van Aalst are first casualties of John Lewis Partnership cull

Waitrose MD Rob Collins and supply chain boss Wim Van Aalst are first of 75 senior executives to face axe in JLP restructure

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Central England Co-op CEO Debbie Robinson named chair of ACS

Robinson will replace Sewell Group MD Patrick Sewell

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Internal candidates ‘too inexperienced’ for top Tesco job

Tesco CEO Dave Lewis is stepping down and will be replaced next summer by Ken Murphy, formerly chief commercial officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance

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Tesco CEO Dave Lewis to step down: analyst reactions

Tesco CEO Dave Lewis has announced he is to quit after five years at the helm. Here is how analysts and other experts reacted to the news

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Waitrose MD Rob Collins to leave as part of major restructure

John Lewis and Waitrose will be managed and operated as one business by a single executive team

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John Rogers exits Argos to take up top finance role at WPP

Rogers has spent 14 years at the retailer and had been seen as a potential successor to Sainsbury’s CEO Mike Coupe


City snapshot: Farmdrop promotes CFO Herrin to CEO to deliver on ‘huge opportunities’

Local farm-to-consumer food delivery service Farmdrop has promoted CFO Eleanor Herrin to the role of chief executive officer. Plus, a look ahead to the rest of the week’s events and all the rest of latest news from the City

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Dan Winn promoted to chief technology officer role at Deliveroo

Winn is being promoted from the role of VP of engineering, a position he has held since joining Deliveroo in October 2018

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Nick Tatum and Steve Masters join Moto Hospitality in director roles

Tatum was previously strategy, change and operations director of the UK commercial food division at Tesco

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Costco’s Steve Pappas retires after 50-year career in retail

Pappas spent 29 years with wholesaler Costco, 22 of them helping to develop its business in Asia, Australia and Europe

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Distributor RH Amar promotes James Amar to commercial analyst

The former brand manager will work with both the sales and marketing teams

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Gary Mullineux to take over as interim MD at Caterforce

Current MD Nick Redford announced plans to step down at the end of the year after 10 years in the role

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Pret a Manger names Clare Clough UK MD

Clough oversaw the introduction of Pret’s allergy plan over the past year