Waitrose has appointed Derek Strange as its director of buying for wines, spirits and tobacco. He will take over from Julian Brind who steps down from the position in June, having worked with the multiple for 19 years. A spokeswoman for Waitrose said: "Brind will continue to work for us on a consultancy basis." Strange joined the Waitrose wine department in 1984 and assumed responsibility four years ago for buying beer, spirits and tobacco. {{PEOPLE MOVES }}