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Stephen Clarke to step down from WH Smith

Carl Cowling will replace Clarke on 1 November

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Tesco wine buying manager leaves to join Yellow Tail owner Casella

Dawn Webster-Smith will take up her new role as an account controller on Casella’s sales team from 28 May

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FrieslandCampina promotes Will Jones to MD

Jones was the supplier’s grocery and marketing director after joining in 2015 from travel business TUI

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Pret a Manger appoints three new non-executive directors to board

Food safety advisor Tim Smith is among the new appointments

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Alan Brown departs Asda for CJ Lang distribution role

Brown joins from Asda where he was general manager of logistics services in London

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Spar UK appoints Louise Hoste as new MD

Hoste is currently executive commercial director at Card Factory

Sales of Midcounties Co-op’s own Best of Our Counties range also increased by 42% compared to the previous year.

Midcounties Co-op names Halfords' Clare Moore as HR chief

Moore has also previously worked for Barclaycard, Rolls-Royce and Aston Martin Lagonda


Veganuary hires new CEO in preparation for international expansion

Activist Ria Rehberg has previously worked on the Million Dollar Vegan campaign set up by Veganuary’s founders

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Holland & Barrett appoints Tony Buffin as CEO

Buffin will take over from Peter Aldis after resigned in March

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Selfridges promotes Alannah Weston to chair

She took over the role on 1 May from her father, W Galen Weston

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Dairy Crest CEO Mark Allen steps down

Allen, who has held the post for 12 years, has been replaced by his deputy Tom Atherton

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Treasury Wine Estates boss Michelle Brampton joins WSTA board

WSTA chairman Dan Jago said Brampton’s ‘wealth of experience will help strengthen the WSTA executive team’

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Co-op names Shirine Khoury-Haq as new CFO

Khoury-Haq will replace Ian Ellis who announced his retirement last November

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Asda George MD Nick Jones leaves amid management shake-up

Derek Lawlor has been promoted to SVP food and GM at Asda

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Haloodies hires three sales and operations bosses

Mari Kallas has been hired as operations manager, and will be responsible for its operations and supply chain management

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Meadow Foods grows senior team with two appointments

Gary Lambert has joined the Cheshire-based business as its new head of strategic operations

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Simon Webster joins Lincoln & York as first finance director

His arrival comes ’at a time of profound change’ for the Northamptonshire own-label coffee specialist

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Godiva appoints new UK boss Olivier de Mendez

De Mendez has 25 years of experience in retail, food and beverage

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M&S to recruit head of data science

The annual salary for the role has been advertised as between £175,000 to £200,000

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Filippo Berio hires Andy Coult as UK sales director

Coult joins from world food wholesale specialist Surya Foods