Irish processor Kepak Group has chosen Gareth Jones as UK sales and marketing director. He will aim to grow sales of its Rustlers burgers and sandwiches and SpeediSnacks microwaveable meals in grocery multiples and convenience store chains.
Jones previously held senior sales posts for Coca-Cola in Hong Kong and Coca-Cola Amatil in Australia and Kodak.

leaving butterkist
Adrian Precious, marketing controller for Butterkist popcorn at Cadbury Trebor Bassett business unit Monkhill Confectionery, has left to launch his own consultancy.

New ANR chairman
Paul Baxter, trading director of TM Retail, has taken over as chairman of the Association of News Retailing, the news arm of the Association of Convenience Stores.