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Waitrose names Ross Avery as finance director

17 Jan 2019 | By Helen Gilbert

Avery replaces Loraine Woodhouse, who quit Waitrose in October to join Halfords as its CFO

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Co-op signals move to online with director of e-commerce role

17 Jan 2019 | By Steve Farrell

Conway was previously Asda’s senior director of grocery e-commerce and Morrisons’ head of online

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McColl's Steve Browne joins Heart of England Co-operative

16 Jan 2019 | By Helen Gilbert

Browne replaces Peter Fletcher, who served in the role for nine years, and will be responsible for strategic growth and da…

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Spar appoints Chris Lewis and Jackie Mackenzie as interim MDs

16 Jan 2019 | By Ronan Hegarty

Chris Lewis and Jackie Mackenzie will step up to the new roles leading the Spar UK team in Harrow

Nick Mackenzie Greene King

Nick Mackenzie hired as Greene King CEO

16 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Woolfson

Mackenzie joins from Merlin Entertainments, where he was responsible for brands such as Madame Tussauds and the London Eye

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Reckitt Benckiser CEO Rakesh Kapoor to stand down Subscription

16 Jan 2019 | By Alec Mattinson

Consumer health giant Reckitt Benckiser has announced this morning that Rakesh Kapoor will retire from his position as CEO by the end of 2019. 

David Frankish

David Frankish to chair Covent Garden Market Authority

15 Jan 2019 | By Rachel Graham

Frankish was appointed by Defra chief Michael Gove

Dan Jago

Dan Jago to step down as Berry Bros & Rudd CEO

14 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Woolfson

Jago spearheaded a three-year turnaround of the upmarket retailer

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Gareth Jones takes over as CEO at Musclefood

14 Jan 2019 | By Steve Farrell

Musclefood founder Darren Beale will take a part-time, non-executive advisory role

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Brian Straiton joins CJ Lang as company stores director

10 Jan 2019 | By Andrew Don

Jamie Buchanan moves to the new role of format and merchandising director

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Plenish hires four 'heavy hitters' in bid to become number one brand

09 Jan 2019 | By Kevin White

The plant-based drinks supplier intends to become the biggest brand in premium dairy alternatives

M&S multichannel

Andrew Mann joins M&S to lead on customer loyalty

08 Jan 2019 | By Marianne Calnan

Mann was previously Asda’s vice president of insight, pricing & digital customer relationship management

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Tony Holmes promoted to retail director at Bestway Wholesale

07 Jan 2019 | By Ronan Hegarty

David Livingstone has also stepped up to a new role as head of catering

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Peter Griffiths to step down as Sainsbury's Bank CEO

04 Jan 2019 | By Marianne Calnan

Griffiths is set to retire in 2020 after running the bank since November 2012

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Former Brakes boss Christiaanse takes helm at potato processor Aviko

04 Jan 2019 | By Kevin White

Christiaanse is a former CEO of Grampian Food Group and Vion UK

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Andy Cresswell to take up new retail role at Bestway

04 Jan 2019 | By Ronan Hegarty

Cresswell replaces Bestway Retail MD David Robinson

Martin Yntema

AB InBev appoints new off-trade sales director

04 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Woolfson

Martin Yntema, currently AB InBev’s country director for the Netherlands, replaces Jerry Maguire in the role

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Raj Krishan to lead business development at Sugro

03 Jan 2019 | By Andrew Don

Krishan is credited with playing a significant role in transforming Blakemore’s wholesale distribution division

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Gove names Ben Elliot as government 'food waste champion'

02 Jan 2019 | By Megan Tatum

The businessman has been appointed by Michael Gove to push forward plans to eliminate unneccessary food waste in the UK

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Müller Milk & Ingredients hires Nomad commercial director Brendan Power

21 Dec 2018 | By Kevin White

25-year fmcg veteran Power will join the dairy giant in April



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