International food and soft drinks group Princes has unveiled a new structure to back a plan to double the size of its business over the next three years through organic growth and acquisitions. Part of the Japanese Mitsubishi group, the company has been remodelled into three operating groups. New senior teams have been appointed to run each group, with chief executives reporting to chairman Kevin Narita. Current group chief executive John Harrison becomes vice-chairman. Princes Foods Trading and Manufacturing (UK) brings together the current trading and foodservice division which covers canned fish, meat, fruit and vegetables, and the manufacturing division, which includes the Shippam's range, Princes spreads, sauces and pasta, Leon Frenkel oils and the Napolina range. Princes Foods International is a new group which comprises Princes Foods BV (Holland), Princes Tuna Mauritius (Mauritius), and ARIA ­ Russo Group (Italy), which the group says provides the platform for further developments abroad. And, finally, Princes Soft Drinks (UK and Europe), incorporating the existing UK based division and, says the group, indicating its growth ambitions in Europe. In the senior team at Princes Foods Trading and Manufacturing (UK) Group, former Spar deputy md Tim Jolly is appointed chief executive, from his previous position of managing director of the trading division. Mike Easterbrook is md of the trading division within the trading and manufacturing group (UK) (from his previous position of deputy managing director Foodservice). Gareth Davies, one time md of John Lusty Group's Trustin Unimerchants business, is appointed md of the manufacturing division within the Trading and Manufacturing Group (UK). Nick Spruyt becomes deputy md of the trading division within the Trading and Manufacturing Group (UK), having been trading division commercial director. The senior team at Princes Foods International is headed by well known international canned fish industry figure and former John West Foods general manager, seafood sales, strategy and development John Goodwin as chief executive. A chief executive for the senior team ­ Princes Soft Drinks (UK and Europe) Group will be appointed during 2002. However, Trevor Millen, who moved to soft drinks last year from a European development role, continues as managing director. {{NEWS }}