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Emma Hynes

Emma Hynes to return to Greencore in role of chief financial officer

Hynes spent more than 11 years with Greencore

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Stuart Pann made CEO at aisle-roaming robot maker Bossa Nova

Bossa Nova’s eight ft tall robots autonomously map large-format grocery stores and scan the shelves

Burcu Kerpicci

Poundstretcher COO Burcu Kerpicci out as business considers restructure

Retailer’s full-year accounts are more than two months overdue at Companies House

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B&M names Alex Russo as exec director and chief financial officer

The former Asda CFO is to succeed Paul McDonald

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Food & Drink Sector Council faces shake-up following ‘fragmented’ concerns

The FDF and the NFU have agreed to provide more funds to keep the council going while a rethink is carried out

Amanda Coverdale

Budweiser promotes Coverdale to new wholesale controller role

Coverdale took up her new role this week, and will lead a team of six

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What will George Eustice bring to the role of Defra secretary?

His appointment has been welcomed by the industry. Can he push food higher up the agenda?

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Iceland appoints David Devany chief customer & digital officer amid restructure

Meanwhile marketing and merchandising director Neil Hayes has resigned

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Tesco shuffles drinks buying team as John Wootton is promoted

John Wootton has been appointed as category buying manager in grocery after three years leading the wine team

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Tesco to take more direct role in Booker buying process

The shake-up has been triggered by the retirement of Booker commercial director Andrew Thompson

Reg Smith Noble Foods

Reg Smith to join Noble Foods as agriculture director

Smith brings 30 years’ experience having held key roles at Atlantic Poultry and Faccenda Foods


Ben Stimson to retain Waitrose-focused digital role in JLP management shake-up

Stimson is the only remaining member of the old Waitrose food board who will report directly to JLP chairman Sharon White


City snapshot: Heineken CEO to step down as it posts 5.6% annual sales growth

Heineken has announced its CEO is to step down as it posted a year of solid revenue growth as sales volumes and prices both rose. Plus, Ahold Delhaize earnings rise on sales growth and all the rest of the latest news from the City.

Jerome Saint-Marc

Wilko appoints CEO plus retail and trading directors in transformation drive

Jerome Saint-Marc has been promoted from the joint roles of group transformation director and MD of

Andrew Turner

Andrew Turner moves from Heineken to take up St Austell Brewery role

Independent Cornish brewer St Austell Brewery has appointed Andrew Turner to the newly created role of MD for beer and brands.


Katie Bickerstaffe appointed M&S chief strategy and transformation director

Bickerstaffe, currently an M&S non-executive director, fills the role left by Melanie Smith, who was named CEO of Ocado Retail last year

Neil Turton

Neil Turton resigns as Sugro MD

The former Nisa CEO is set to leave on 1 May following the completion of a three-month notice period


Iceland appoints new stores and operations director

Ian Williams has moved from the role of new business and international director for the frozen food specialist

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Nina Bhatia joins JLP board as strategy director

Former British Gas executive Bhatia will report to chairman Sharon White

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Typhoo Tea to cut jobs to ‘safeguard future of the company’

The tea maker said the move was necessary amid an increasingly challenging trading environment