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What’s on Ronald Kers’ to do list as the new CEO of 2 Sisters Food Group? Subscription

25 May 2018 | By Kevin White

What kind of company will Kers be taking over, what are the key challenges he faces and what can he bring to the business?

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Holland & Barrett appoints Anthony Houghton as retail director

24 May 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Currently retail director at Wilko, Houghton will join H&B as group retail and property director

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Chris Kirke takes over from Janet McCollum as Moy Park CEO

23 May 2018 | By Kevin White

Ex-boss of Greencore’s US division hired to ‘drive accelerated growth’ says owner Pilgrim’s Pride

Graham Biggart

GS1 UK appoints Sainsbury's commercial ops director Biggart

23 May 2018 | By Emily Bright

His appointment comes as GS1 UK works with retailers and suppliers to introduce productDNA, which manages product data

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Former Dixons chief Bickerstaffe to join M&S board

22 May 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Bickerstaffe has previously held senior roles at Somerfield and Kwik Save

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Burnley shakes up Asda management with Nick Jones appointment

22 May 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The move will allow CMO Jesús Lorente to focus on the food side of the business

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Tesco Asia boss Hoggett returns as UK COO in shakeup at top

21 May 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Former chief people officer Alison Horner takes over as Asia CEO, and Natasha Adams is promoted to chief people officer

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Costcutter appoints Mike Hollis as retail director

21 May 2018 | By Emily Bright

Hollis joins Costcutter from Wickes, where he worked as COO for three-and-a-half years….

Louise Stigant

Louise Stigant replaces Mike Taylor as Mondelez UK MD

18 May 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

She will take on the role from 1 June, replacing Mike Taylor, who has stepped down after almost two years as MD

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Michael Saunders back as Bibendum CEO

17 May 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Saunders joined Bibendum in 1982, staying with the company until its buyout by Conviviality in 2016…

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Ex-Müller CEO Kers to take over at helm of 2 Sisters

17 May 2018 | By Kevin White

Kers, who left Müller last May, takes over from 2 Sisters founder Ranjit Singh and starts on 1 June

CJ Lang

CJ Lang names former Premier Foods exec Jim Hepburn as chairman

15 May 2018 | By Emily Bright

The move comes after Joan Scott-Adie stepped down from her current role and took up the new position of life president

James Lousada

Lousada departs Matthew Clark & Bibendum after C&C buyout

14 May 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Lousada was commercial director of the drinks wholesaler, which was bought by C&C last month after previous owner Conviviality went into administration. 

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Former Asda meat buyer Jim Viggars is new Crawshaw CEO

11 May 2018 | By Andrew Don

Viggars was head of Asda’s fresh meat department between 2005 and 2015

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Harrods appoints Amanda Hill as leader of brand

09 May 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Hill’s Harrods appointment comes alongside a restructure of its senior brand and digital teams…

Scott Snell

Scott Snell to lead new customer team at Pladis UK&I

08 May 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Snell most recently worked at Mondelez, reaching the position of sales director of impulse

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Former Tesco online boss Ken Towle takes over as CEO of Nisa

08 May 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

Interim CEO Arnu Misra will remain for a transition period to ensure a smooth handover, the completion of the deal comes after a court in London agreed to grant the Co-op a scheme of arrangement on Friday 

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Jason Marshall joins BrewDog as CFO ahead of growth push

08 May 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The brewer claims it is preparing for “a period of accelerated domestic and international growth”

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New Fairtrade chair Mark Price insists it can 'bounce back' Video

01 May 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Lord Price will take over the position from business strategy consultant Michael Jary

Lee Birmingham

Lee Birmingham joins Pukka Pies as head of foodservice

27 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

He began his career in food and drink in 1993 as a business development executive at DBC Foodservice



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