The Buying Team

Our buying team is relatively small but our specialist buyers are experts in their product categories.  The buyers are supported by a strong team of category managers, buying assistants and stock controllers.


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Matt Bruno

Category Buying Manager for Fresh


Nigel Murray

Commercial Director


Terry Johnson

Category Buying Manager for Core Grocery & buyer for cereals

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Gemma Addison

Category Buying Manager for Licenced and Convenience and buyer for crisps snacks & nuts

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Chris Dee

Chief Executive Officer

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John Gill

Head of Commercial Operations



Sunil Chapanery

Hot counter and olive/salad bar, cabinets pizza/vegetarian/lunchtime & wet salads, olives & dips

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Tom Hargreaves

Vegetables, salads, prep veg & prep salads and horticulture

Victoria Anderson

Victoria Di Muccio



Alan Kirby

Cheese, chilled desserts, chilled patisserie, butters, fats & pastry fats, milk and cream

David Simons

David Simons

Fresh fish, beef, lamb, pork and poultry

David Morris

David Morris

Fruit & salad and prep fruit & salad

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Simon Drury

Biscuits, beverages and all tinned grocery & dried veg


Rachael Machin

Toiletries, Beauty sundries, Hosiery, Toilet, Kitchen & Tissue paper, Household, Laundry, Christmas gifts


Georgia Roberts (Trainee Buyer)

Cooked meats, savoury counter and cabinets snacks & pies


Rebecca Bektas

Pet care, baby, medicines, food storage/disposal & paper tableware, toiletries (dental & femcare only), hardware, outdoor and Christmas gifts



Emily Burr (Trainee Buyer)

Home baking, ambient desserts and nuts & seeds


Melisa Lazali

Condiments, international foods, UHT milk, free from and preserves

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Keith Parkinson

Bakery, chilled cabinets soup, ready meals & pasta


Leigh Carr

Confectionery, publications, kiosk and frozen

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Pete Newton

Beer & cider, spirits & liqueurs, soft drinks and tobacco


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Caroline Catterall

Supplier Relationship Manager

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