Musgrave Group has appointed Mark Aylwin as the new head of its Musgrave Retail Partners GB operation.
Aylwin comes into the role on 17 August, having previously held senior positions with Booker and Safeway, as well as Musgrave. He replaces Peter Ridler, who has been appointed international director with clothing chain White Stuff.
In May, Irish wholesaler Musgrave announced that it was selling its Budgens and Londis retail operations to Booker, a move that is still awaiting competition approval.
Commenting on the announcement, Chris Martin, Musgrave Group CEO, said, “We are delighted to appoint Mark as managing director of our business in Great Britain, and welcome him back to Musgrave. He has a wealth of experience, and his food-franchising knowledge means that he is ideally placed to develop the Budgens and Londis brands together with our retail partners.”
Barclays European Retail Equity Research said, "This management change could help smooth out the integration process, if the deal gets approved by the competition authority."
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