Schofield worked for Europa Foods for the past four years, prior to the acquisition of parent company Adminstore by Tesco. His major duties included procurement and promotional activity for the London-based retailer’s impulse category.
Prior to that he worked for Budgens for two years, first as a buyer, then as training manager for its B2 store group.
Before Budgens, he was merchandise manager at 7 Eleven, and he began his career at Londis.
Schofield said: “I am delighted to join AC Ward at a time when the company is expanding rapidly. MD James Ward has steered the company into a strong position after bedding in the old Saxton’s business and bringing service levels up.”