Lidl appoints Jesper Højer as its new CEO

Lidl appoints Jesper Højer as its new CEO

German discounter Lidl has appointed Jesper Højer as its new CEO, replacing Sven Seidel who stepped down after having ‘strategic disagreements’ with the Schwarz Group, the owner of Lidl. The promotion takes 38-year-old Jesper Højer, who has been working with the supermarket for a decade responsible for 215,000 employees. Lidl, with an annual turnover of […]

Co-op Group announces Steve Murrells as Group CEO

Co-op Group announces Steve Murrells as Group CEO

The Co-op Group today announces that Richard Pennycook is to step down as Group CEO and will be succeeded by Steve Murrells, currently CEO of the Co-op’s food business. This announcement is part of transition arrangements for the Group as it prepares to move from the successful Rebuild phase of its turnaround to the Renewal […]

UK’s oldest supermarket worker has no plans of retiring

UK’s oldest supermarket worker has no plans of retiring

Born and brought up in Wigan, Tom Brogan joined Asda almost three decades ago at the age of 63 and still has no plans of retiring. The great-granddad who will turn 92 in August has been working as a car parking attendant at the Asda store in Wigan, Gtr Manc since 1988 to become the […]

15,000 cases of cancer could be prevented by improving living conditions

15,000 cases of cancer could be prevented by improving living conditions

Nearly 15,000 cases of cancer could be prevented every year by improving the living conditions and health of the most disadvantaged populations, says a study published in the weekly epidemiological bulletin of the health agency France Public Health. This potential gain would be greater for men than for women and maximal for lung cancer, the […]

Fazoli’s announces David Hasler as Chief Financial Officer

Fazoli’s announces David Hasler as Chief Financial Officer

America’s Largest Fast Casual Italian Chain Fazoli’s announced three new appointments within its corporate finance department, including the hiring of David Hasler as chief financial officer. Hasler spent the past 10 years in finance roles with Wal-Mart, most recently as senior director of global treasury. As the newest member of the senior leadership team at […]

Ken Morrison dies aged 85

Ken Morrison dies aged 85

Sir Kenneth Duncan “Ken” Morrison CBE, former Chairman and life President of Morrisons supermarket has died aged 85 following a short illness, his family said in a statement. He died peacefully at home in North Yorkshire, where he has been living after retiring from his office in 2008. “Sir Ken was, of course, a unique […]

Former Sainsbury’s manager appointed chief of NFU food and farming

Former Sainsbury’s manager appointed chief of NFU food and farming

The national farmers Union (NFU) gets its new chief for its food and farming business from Sainsbury’s.  Philip Hambling has been appointed as the new boss of food and farming at a critical point in time, where the depressed markets and Brexit has been suffocating the food and farming sector in the country. He will […]

Carla Hall Named Keynote Speaker for Specialty Food Business Summit

Carla Hall Named Keynote Speaker for Specialty Food Business Summit

The Specialty Food Association announced that famed chef and co-host of ABC’s The Chew, Carla Hall, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Specialty Food Business Summit to be held in Chicago, IL April 2-4. “I’m thrilled to join the Specialty Food Association and this group of small business entrepreneurs,” said Carla. “I hope […]

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