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Bestway MD Martin Race to retire this year

21 Sep 2018 | By Adam Leyland

Race became trading director of Bestway in 2014 and MD in 2016

tim rycroft fdf

Tim Rycroft made chief operating officer at the FDF

20 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Rycroft joined the FDF in September 2015 as director of corporate affairs

Poundstretcher store

Poundstretcher hires Nadir Lalani as executive chairman

20 Sep 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Lalani founded 99p Stores in 2001 and was CEO before the discount chain was sold to rival Poundland in 2015

Martin Race

Martin Race to be replaced by Dawood Pervez as MD of Bestway

18 Sep 2018 | By Adam Leyland

Bestway leadership changes effective 30 November

Patrick Muller

Patrick Müller confirmed as Müller Milk & Ingredients MD

18 Sep 2018 | By Kevin White

The Swiss, who is also CEO of Müller’s Milk & More doorstep delivery service, replaces Andrew McInnes in the role

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Darren Goldney to lead merged Unitas business as MD

13 Sep 2018 | By Andrew Don

Landmark MD John Mills will become deputy managing director

Aldi's Matthew Barnes and Roman Heini

Former Aldi UK boss Roman Heini moves to Lidl

13 Sep 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Heini was joint-MD of Aldi UK between 2010 and 2014

george wright tesco

Tesco commercial director George Wright leaves business

12 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco transformation director John Farrell has also left the supermarket giant

Christian Haas Waitrose

Christian Haas promoted to Waitrose category management head

07 Sep 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Haas took up the post in August, having spent three-and-a-half years as head of commercial operations

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Jeremy Pee made chief digital and data officer at M&S

06 Sep 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

M&S created the role to help its push to become a “digital-first retailer”

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Tesco appoints Melissa Bethell as non-exec director

04 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Bethell headed up global private equity firm Bain for more than 18 years

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Amanda Pierce made communications head at Philip Morris

04 Sep 2018 | By Andrew Don

In the newly-created role, Pierce will report directly to UK corporate affairs director Mark MacGregor

Kirsty Ward M and S Bank

Kirsty Ward to rejoin M&S Bank as director after nine years

03 Sep 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Ward joins M&S from Walmart, where she was VP of financial services for almost four years

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Westons bolsters senior team with two promotions

03 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Darryl Hinksman, formerly head of customer marketing, has been promoted to head of business development, while Steve Hadcroft, formerly GM, has been promoted to manufacturing manager

Joe Serventi

Hippeas promotes US boss Joe Serventi to global CEO

03 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Serventi began his food and drink career in early 1999, spending 10 years at Glacéau

Kelsey McKechnie and David Stewart at The Balvenie

Kelsey McKechnie made apprentice malt master at The Balvenie

03 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The 25-year-old has already shadowed Stewart in the development of recent expressions

Neil Turton

Neil Turton to take over as Sugro managing director

28 Aug 2018 | By Andrew Don

Yulia Goodwin has rejoined Sugro as head of trading this week

Clive Jones

Clive Jones named Mondelez president for Northern Europe

28 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Jones replaces Glenn Caton, who has taken up the role of AMEA president for chocolate

Aldi rebrand

Aldi promotes comms boss to new role of group director

23 Aug 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Richard Thornton steps up into communications director post

Tesco Ireland

Head of Tesco Labs Angela Maurer quits after 18 years

21 Aug 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Maurer took over the role in 2014 having previously been head of innovation for



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