Frank Brake

Brakes founder Frank Brake dies aged 85

07 Jan 2019 | By Andrew Don

Brake, one of three brothers who established the foodservice giant, passed away on his 85th birthday

david cullen

Former Nisa-Today's chairman David Cullen passes away

03 Oct 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

Friends, colleagues and rivals all described him as a gentleman

Kevin Hawkins

Former Safeway and BRC director Kevin Hawkins passes away

21 Sep 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

During his time at Safeway and the BRC, Hawkins was one of the most recognisable and respected figures in the grocery industry

ken wood

Weetabix pays tribute to late CEO Ken Wood

14 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The company’s former chief executive died on 7 September at the age of 67.

peter melchett

Tributes paid as minister and activist Peter Melchett dies

03 Sep 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The Soil Association’s policy director died earlier this week after a short illness

Neil McNicol

'A true legend of the industry', Neil McNicol of McCurrach

23 May 2018 | By Jack Sinclair

Jack Sinclair, CEO of US-based 99 Cents Only Stores, shares fond memories of Neil, who died suddenly on 13 May

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


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


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

jeffrey hyman

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



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