Rod Addy
Landmark has recruited Jon Burton as trading controller as part of a reshuffle that has followed the departure of managing director Mike McGee and marketing director Ron Colley.
Burton will be based at the cash and carry buying group's Milton Keynes headquarters.
He will report to Richard Booth, who is grocery and non-food senior trading controller.
Burton will be responsible for crisps and snacks, toiletries and household products. He was previously senior buyer at health food wholesaler Brewhurst. Prior to that he held the posts of buying and marketing controller and convenience product controller with 7-Eleven before the stores were absorbed by Budgens.
Earlier in his career, Burton spent several years with Sperrings Newsmarkets as retail development manager.
Landmark MD Martin Williams, who replaced McGee, said: "We are very pleased to have secured Jon's services at central office.
"He brings with him a wealth of buying experience and excellent knowledge of the convenience store market."
Burton's appointment follows the announcement that Chris Rose, sales and marketing director of Blakemore Cash & Carry and Blakemore Food Service, would replace Colley (The Grocer, October 12, p21).