CTN and c-store chain Newshops has promoted David Clements to the position of operations manager. Clements previously worked for Newshops for 18 months as area manager. Before that he accumulated extensive retail management experience, working for Somerfield for 17 years and Freshway Convenience stores for four years. Clements commented: "I'm looking forward to moving the business on. As an organisation, we need to be consistently better on availability, controlling staff costs and tying up stock loss. "They're the things I'm going to concentrate on." He also said he wanted to examine sales and shrinkage issues and continue the roll-out of the Smile fascia which began in May 2000. Richard Amesbury also joins Newshops as financial director designate, replacing Greg Poulter. {{PEOPLE MOVES }}