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The Compleat Food Group appoints chief procurement officer

Brian Byrne, former chief of procurement for Fox’s Burton’s Companies, has stepped into the role today

Andrew Higginson

Ex-Tesco and Morrisons boss Andy Higginson to take reins as BRC chairman

Higginson will succeed Tony De Nunzio, deputy chairman of Dixons Carphone, whose tenure comes to an end in September

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Dairy co-op Omsco appoints Carl Ravenhall as new chair

Ravenhall boasts a 35-year career in the dairy sector

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Arla boss Ash Amirahmadi to leave dairy industry

Amirahmadi will be replaced at the helm of Arla’s UK business by the dairy co-op’s VP of Southeast Asia Bas Padberg


Londis wins five-year contract to supply The Kay Group

The Kay Group has moved to the Londis fascia across its 23-store estate in the Midlands, north Wales and northern England


Tesco grocery category director appointed Ocado CCO

10-year Tesco veteran Amit Chitnis will start work at Ocado later in the year, taking over from Rose Price

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British Egg Industry Council appoints new chairman and CEO

Andrew Joret, who held the role for 11 years, will be replaced by Mark Williams, who will assume the chairmanship from 6 December

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Pernod Ricard boss David Haworth retires with CFO named successor

Haworth will step down from his role at the end of August


Why was Tesco so slow to act on John Allan allegations?

Investigation into sexual harassment allegations took 20 days in a case with repercussions for the whole industry

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Household challenger Homethings appoints first head of brand

Pete Rosier will work alongside founders Tim Keaveney and Matt Aubrey to develop the fast-growing brand’s positioning and marketing strategy

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Highland Spring names Simon Oldham managing director

Oldham has worked alongside Mark Steven as joint managing director of the business for the past two years

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Redefine Meat appoints new head of UK business

Owen brings over 20 years of UK and international experience in fmcg and building brands

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Pladis appoints Fulya Fraser to new chief growth officer role

Fraser will oversee key functions across the company to bring consumer-led innovations to growth markets across the globe

Brad Jones

Snappy Group hires Brad Jones as head of marketing

Jones started the newly created role last month. He is focusing on growing brand awareness of Snappy Shopper and Hungrrr

Gender representation report

Rise in proportion of women in meat company leadership roles

A new independent global report has shown that the meat industry has made progress in improving female representation in senior leadership roles

Paul Sloane

Meal replacement brand Yfood appoints UK & Ireland country manager

Sloane has joined Yfood from vegan chocolate startup Nucao, where he was country manager for the UK

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Pilgrim’s UK set to close Ashton-under-Lyne site

The planned closure is part of Pilgrim’s UK’s ongoing footprint review and puts 542 workers at risk of redundancy


City snapshot: Artisanal Spirits Company strengthens board with CFO

The Artisanal Spirits Company has appointed Billy McCarter as chief financial officer, with immediate effect.

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Genius Foods appoints former PepsiCo Ireland GM as CEO

Smart has replaced Peter Quinn, joining the business following its refinancing last month and acquisition in June last year


Just Eat appoints new UK chief from John Lewis

Claire Pointon has spent just over three years as customer and digital boss at John Lewis, reporting to the CEO


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