J Sainsbury plc has announced that Jean Tomlin will be joining the Board as a non-executive director from 1 January 2013. In addition to her overall Board contribution, Jean will chair the Company’s Corporate Responsibility Committee and sit on the Remuneration and Nomination Committees.
It has been announced that on 1 January 2013 Fiona Dawson, president, Mars Chocolate UK, will become president of IGD, the international food and grocery analysts and hub for best practice. Andy Clarke, chief executive, Asda, becomes vice-president.
Sainsbury’s has announced that Angie Risley will join the retailer as Group HR Director. Angie’s appointment follows the departure of Gwyn Burr, who leaves the company in March 2013. Angie will take responsibility for corporate, retail and logistics HR, reporting to chief executive Justin King. She joins Sainsbury’s next month and will serve on Sainsbury’s operating board.
Discount retailer Poundworld has announced that it has appointed Phil Screeton as new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Phil joins Poundworld from the Leeds based private equity backed Lowell Group, where he has been CFO for the past seven years.
It has been announced that Parfetts Cash & Carry Chairman Steve Parfett has been awarded the Philip Baxendale Voice of Employee Ownership Award at the Employee Ownership Association (EOA) Awards.
Tesco has announced that Tim Mason, CEO of Fresh & Easy, is to leave Tesco after 30 years’ service with the company.
The Co-operative Food has teamed up with the Salvation Army and ITV’s Daybreak to launch the ‘You CAN Help’ campaign this Christmas. The campaign aims to collect as many cans of food as possible in just one week to help feed people in need, from all walks of life.
Hancocks Group Holdings Ltd – which includes Hancocks Cash and Carry – has been sold to its management and H2 Equity Partners. The sale sees former owners Andrew and Adrian Hancock step back from the company.
Tesco is launching a nationwide food collection across its stores on December 1st and 2nd to provide much needed food for hundreds of thousands of people this Christmas.
Sainsbury’s has officially opened its new store at Hardwick Road, King’s Lynn, creating over 400 new jobs for local people.