Christopher Street has taken over as head of grocery at Imperial Tobacco.

Street joined Imperial from GlaxoSmithKline in 2003 and has since held posts as national account manager, brand group manager and head of trade marketing.

The latest appointment follows a string of staff changes at Imperial, which restructured its management team in April to create three new channel head positions: head of convenience, head of grocery and head of distributive and vending.

Street will replace Cameron Miles, who held the position for three months before moving on to a project manager role.

"It is a vital part of my remit to maintain the strong support network we have put in place with the multiples as the category moves towards a potential tobacco display ban and other challenges," Street said.