Obituaries

Richard Cousins

Tributes pour in for legendary foodservice CEO Richard Cousins

05 Jan 2018 | By Andrew Don

Leeds-born Cousins began his career at Cadbury Schweppes in 1981 in operational research, joining Compass as CEO in May 2006

Paul Broadbent

GLAA mourns unexpected death of CEO Paul Broadbent

02 Jan 2018 | By Andrew Don

Broadbent described as “a champion for the vulnerable and exploited”

Richard Cousins

Compass Group CEO Richard Cousins dies in plane crash

02 Jan 2018 | By Andrew Don

Dominic Blakemore takes over at Compass following Australia tragedy

Roger Sutton

Delamere Dairy co-founder Roger Sutton dies

15 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Sutton and his wife Liz founded the Cheshire-based goats’ milk brand in 1985

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Antonio Carluccio: tributes paid as restaurateur dies aged 80

09 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Known as the ‘Godfather of Italian cooking’ Carluccio died on 8 November…

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Former Symonds Forecourts MD Nick Lloyd dies aged 47

26 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The father-of-two started his career with M&S as a graduate trainee in 1992

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Tributes paid as GroceryAid lynchpin Barrie Russell dies

05 Jul 2017 | By Benedict Cooper

Russell was known for wry humour and “repertoire of catchphrases”

Dan Townsend

Treasury Wine Estates' European MD Dan Townsend dies, aged 53

13 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The “highly regarded and respected” leader was also chairman of industry charity The Benevolent

Ken Morrison

Sir Ken's journey from market trader to supermarket star Subscription

02 Feb 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Sir Ken Morrison joined the family provisions business in 1952 after completing his National Service

KEN-MORRISON

Morrisons founder Sir Ken Morrison dies aged 85

01 Feb 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Sir Ken transformed the company from a small family business into the UK’s fourth largest food retailer

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Prêt à Manger founder Jeffrey Hyman dies at 67

26 Jan 2017 | By Adam Leyland

Jeffrey Hyman was the founder of Prêt à Manger and masterminded the development of the Sharwoods range

Mark Harrison

Morrisons CEO pays tribute to company veteran Mark Harrison

25 Jan 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The group’s property director, who had been ill since suffering a stroke in August, died last week

George Blyth of Charlie Bigham's

George Blyth of Charlie Bigham’s dies aged 34

29 Nov 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

He began is career at Mars before joining Bigham’s in 2009

David Shapley

David Shapley: a good friend to the fresh produce industry Subscription

03 Nov 2016

Sir, I was extremely saddened by the news that David Shapley had passed away a few days ago

David Shapley

Former Grocer fresh produce editor David Shapley dies aged 77

25 Oct 2016 | By Kevin White

David Shapley was credited with transforming The Grocer’s coverage of the fresh produce sector

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The Collective remembers founder with limited edition yoghurt

17 Aug 2016 | By Kevin White

Brand to donate 5p from every sale to Community Heartbeat Trust campaign to install defibrillators in phone boxes

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Mike Hodgson: The Collective co-founder dies aged 57

24 Aug 2015 | By Michelle Perrett

Mike Hodgson, co-founder of The Collective, has died after suffering a cardiac arrest while cycling in the Lake District

Maitland Mackie

Obituary: Maitland Mackie, chairman of Mackie's of Scotland Subscription

08 Jun 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Maitland Mackie, chairman of family-run ice cream supplier Mackie’s of Scotland, has died after a short illness…

Jill Keen

Obituary: Jill Keen, former Somerfield marketing director Subscription

08 Jun 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Allan Leighton has led tributes to former Somerfield marketing director Jill Keen, who passed away on 27 May…

John Leach

Londis co-founder John Leach dies, aged 86 Subscription

16 Mar 2014 | By Sara Spary, Tony Hurren

Musgrave GB has paid tribute to Londis co-founder John Leach…

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