Tesco Chief Wine-Buyer Moves To Berry Bros. & Rudd
Berry Bros. & Rudd, the UK wine and spirits merchant, has appointed Tesco’s director of wines and spirits, Dan Jago, to be its chief executive, thedrinksbusiness.com reports.
The job portfolio incorporates Berry Bros. & Rudd’s wine and spirits, as well as its US craft beer brand Anchor Steam. He will report to Jeremy Parson, who has just been made the firm’s chief operating officer.
He said, "I am very proud and excited to be joining Berry Bros. & Rudd at a time of huge opportunity for the company. It’s a great business, an extraordinary heritage and a treasured brand. I have spent most of my working life in the drinks business and, for me, this is perhaps the ultimate job. Berrys’ ethos, emphasis on quality, its relationships with producers and its mission to take the best care of its customers are a perfect fit for me. I look forward to working with the whole team to make the Berry Bros. & Rudd experience the very best it can be.”
Simon Berry, chairman of the company, commented, “I’m thrilled to welcome Dan Jago as our new chief executive. I believe he brings one of the best business brains in the industry and we are very lucky that he’s joining us. We will benefit hugely from his deep knowledge of the wine, beer and spirits markets as we further develop the expanded scope of our business in the UK and overseas. Dan has a huge respect for our history and traditions here at Berry Bros. & Rudd. He is perfectly placed to help build an even brighter future for the company.”
Jago replaces Hugh Sturges, who departed the firm earlier this year.
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