Landmark Cash & Carry has announced an extensive restructuring of its Milton Keynes central office trading department, following a review of category responsibilities.
Trading director John Searle will continue to head the new trading team when the changes come into force on May 3.
Searle was appointed trading director last summer, following Richard Booth's departure to Bestway, and put an interim trading structure in place while trading controller Debra Cockram recovered from illness.
All seven trading controllers, who report directly to Searle, have now been given their new
responsibilities. Jon Burton will handle soft drinks and confectionery; Mike Nemeth takes on beverages, breakfast cereals, sugar, biscuits, cakes and petfoods; Sheryl Peachey will handle household, toiletries, healthcare and non-food; and Cockram will manage chilled and fresh foods. Steve Mayes will continue to manage wines and spirits but adds cider to his brief. Jim Brown is now responsible for beer, lager, PPS, tobacco and crisps and snacks, and Andrew Hargreaves takes over branded and own-label grocery.
Searle said: “We feel sure that the changes will introduce a new insight into our suppliers' trading agenda with Landmark. The trading team is looking forward to working closely with them to deliver an exciting and successful business programme for our members.”
Fiona McLelland