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judith mckenna

Judith McKenna set to helm Walmart's international division Subscription

17 Jan 2018 | By Ian Quinn

McKenna would take over from current international boss and fellow Brit Dave Cheesewright, said Bloomberg

David Salkeld

David Salkeld made Wensleydale Creamery chairman Subscription

17 Jan 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Industry veteran replaces Matthew Gribbin who has stepped down after 10 years in the role

Nick Hampton Tate & Lyle CEO

Tate & Lyle CFO Nick Hampton to take over top role from Javed Ahmed

16 Jan 2018 | By Edward Devlin

Nick Hampton succeeds Javed Ahmed who, having served as chief executive since October 2009, will step down from the role and the board to retire on 1 April.

Gary Pothecary Adelie Foods web

Gary Pothecary joins Adelie Foods commercial convenience team

16 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

Pothecary previously worked as KerryFresh business development controller and as Ginsters commercial manager

Dave Bateman

Wimbledon Brewery signs ex-Paperchase CFO David Bateman Subscription

16 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Bateman has made a personal investment in the company, which would “assist in supporting its growth”…


Conviviality merges drinks buying teams in leadership revamp Subscription

12 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Changes would “truly leverage the scale of Conviviality”, the drinks giant said 

Flor Healy

Flor Healy starts work as Samworth Brothers CEO

11 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The former Kerry Foods boss started in the role this week – two months after The Grocer exclusively revealed the appointment.

Richard Rose

Richard Rose joins Hancocks in non-executive role

10 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

Rose is a former chairman of Booker and AO World

M&S living wall

Humphrey Singer to become new M&S chief finance officer

10 Jan 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

Singer, finance director of Dixons Carphone, will replace Helen Weir, who is leaving to pursue a portfolio career

John Campbell, Britvic

John Campbell takes over as Britvic commercial ops boss

05 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

He succeeds Nigel Paine, who has taken on the role of senior vice president for Britvic North America

Philip Jenkins, Sugro UK

Sugro MD Philip Jenkins resigns to set up consultancy

05 Jan 2018 | By Matt Strudwick

Jenkins will not be replaced and will continue to provide strategic advisory services

Paresh Patel

Paresh Patel appointed IT director at Motor Fuel Group

03 Jan 2018 | By Matt Strudwick

He joins from HTEC, where he has been director of forecourt sales for the past 10 months

William Hardy Shiraz

David White joins Accolade Wines as marketing head Subscription

02 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

He previously held roles at the likes of Glenmorangie, Edrington and Brown-Forman…

Scott Goodfellow, Tiptree

Scott Goodfellow promoted to joint MD at Wilkin & Sons Subscription

02 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

He replaces Stuart James, who retired at the end of last month, and will share the role with Chris Newenham

Bill Hunter Ornua

Bill Hunter promoted to MD role at Ornua's UK division Subscription

20 Dec 2017 | By Kevin White

Newly created role at Ornua Foods UK reports to Ornua Foods Europe CEO John Jordan

Salvatore Bianca web

Salvatore Bianca appointed EG Group country manager for Italy Subscription

18 Dec 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Appointment comes six months after EG bought more than 1,176 Esso service stations in Italy from Exxon Mobil

Heron Foods

Andrew Heuck retires from Heron following B&M takeover

15 Dec 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

David Heuck will remain in his position as financial director

Matt Davies, Fields Morris & Verdin

Matt Davies named MD of Fields Morris & Verdin Subscription

14 Dec 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

He brings ‘experience for driving strong sales growth’ to Berry Bros & Rudd’s wholesale & specialist distributor arm

gary stephenson FDF scotland

FDF Scotland appoints Dr Gary Stephenson as new chairman Subscription

14 Dec 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The director for global external and regulatory affairs at Devro (Scotland), he has 30 years of industry experience

Kevin Lane Ornua

Kevin Lane to step down as Ornua CEO in June 2018 Subscription

13 Dec 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Lane has overseen international and domestic expansion for the Irish dairy co-op



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