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Morrisons’ chief technology officer Anna Barsby leaves role

Barsby was Morrisons’ chief technology officer for three years, during which the supermarket launched voice shopping through Alexa

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Brindisa Spanish Foods plans northern growth with new hires

The speciality wholesaler has operated in the south of England for 30 years

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Former Typhoo sales director to support small brands with export agency

Exporting is Great will offer support to challenger brands amid Brexit uncertainty

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Sainsbury's chairman David Tyler steps down

He will be replaced by former Great Portland Estates and Deloitte chairman Martin Scicluna


Robert Goodwill appointed farming minister by Defra

The MP for Scarborough and Whitby is a former immigration minister

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Amazon hires Home Bargains' store recruitment coordinator

Ryan Taylor was previously recruitment coordinator for Home Bargains, where he was responsible for ‘supporting new store openings through  ‘bulk’ hiring 

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Holland & Barrett CEO Aldis resigns in leadership shake-up

The shake-up will see Steve Carson promoted to group managing director and John Walden become executive chairman

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Amazon hires senior Tesco figure as UK grocery focus intensifies

John Farrell spent 11 years at Tesco, in roles including group transformation director and MD of new business development

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Debbie Robinson begins role as CEO of Central England Co-op

Robinson replaces Martyn Cheatle who will retire next month

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Eustice resigns as farming minister over government Brexit stance

Eustice described the prime minister’s promise to give MPs a vote to delay Brexit as a ‘final humiliation’

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Rachel Cranston takes up Pukka Pies head of marketing role

Cranston has around 18 years’ experience in marketing and brand management

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Mondelez promotes Vince Gruber to European president

Gruber has replaced Hubert Weber, who has retired after many years with the business

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Jo Hickson takes over as head of Tesco Labs

Hickson has more than 20 years’ experience in leading a range of innovation teams

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Juul to expand sales team to break into c-stores

Juul Labs UK will triple its field force by the end of April

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Poundland creates transformation team to reinvent proposition

Mat Ankers, currently finance director of Poundland’s in-store Pep&Co clothing chain, will head up the team in the new post of transformation director

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Dominic Taylor to step down as PayPoint CEO after 21 years

He will be replaced by former eBay and Diageo executive Patrick Headon

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Addo Food Group promotes Deborah Bolton to CEO

With more than 20 years’ experience in ambient and chilled food, Bolton has been with Addo and its earlier incarnations for 13 years

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Booker chief operating officer Guy Farrant to leave

Group people director Andrew Kitching is also stepping down

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Paul Allen steps down as Tayto Group CEO

The long serving CEO of Northern Ireland-based snacks business Tayto Group has left his post after 17 years at the helm.


Tennent Caledonian hires Kenny Gray as MD for Scotland

Tennent has also hired a new commercial and marketing director