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Usdaw elects new deputy general secretary

Members of shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw have elected Dave McCrossen as its new deputy general secretary. McCrossen, who is currently the Eastern divisional officer, joined the union more than 35 years ago when he worked for the Co-operative. The deputy ...

Costcutter selects former Tesco man as retail director

Costcutter Supermarkets Group has appointed Mike Hollis as its new retail director. Hollis started his retail career at Tesco, where he spent more than 20 years in commercial and strategic roles, before becoming stores director for Tesco Express. He then ...

CJ Lang & Son selects new chairman

CJ Lang & Son, the Scottish Spar retailer and distributor, has appointed Jim Hepburn as its new chairman. Hepburn, who has been working with the company since October last year, has held senior financial positions at food and drink companies ...

Pladis appoints leader of new customer team

Pladis, the global snacking company, has selected Scott Snell as its new vice-president of customer for UK & Ireland. Snell, who will be based in the Pladis head office in Hayes in Middlesex, will lead the customer team and will ...

JET selects new retail business manager

Fuel brand JET has appointed Soenke Voges as its new UK retail business manager to oversee its sales, brand, retail services and transport operations. Soenke joined JET Germany in 2004, starting out as a district manager with responsibility for around ...

Pladis hires new chief commercial officer

Biscuit company Pladis has appointed Dmitry Ivanov to the newly created global position of chief commercial officer. Pladis said Ivanov, who joins the company this month as part of the executive committee, will bring together the global marketing, digital and ...

SGF names new leader for Healthy Living Programme

The Scottish Grocers’ Federation (SGF) has announced that Ross Kerr, director of the SGF-Scottish Government Healthy Living Programme, will stand down from the post in October. SGF said Kerr had driven the Healthy Living Programme forward to become a Scotland-wide ...

Costcutter parent company appoints new leader

Bibby Line Group, which owns Costcutter Supermarkets, has appointed John Cresswell as chief executive to lead to group “through its next phase of growth and investment”. Cresswell was most recently chief executive of UK communications infrastructure company Arqiva and prior ...

FrieslandCampina UK names new customer marketing manager

FrieslandCampina UK, the company behind Yazoo, has selected Wayne Thompson as its new customer marketing manager. The company said the appointment marks a step change in its approach, as it looks to partner more closely with the grocery retailers. Thompson ...