Debbie Robinson of Spar

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Debbie Robinson

Spar MD

Last ranked: 76

Peter Blakemore (63) is the power player in the Spar organisation but Robinson appears by dint of her energy, her diplomacy in managing the disparate shareholder base, and her galvanising instincts. Championingthe Spar own brand, improving the commercial package and streamlining the selling plan all resulted in fantastic growth for the group.

The Grocer's Power List 2016 reflects a sector in upheaval