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.

Management

Matt Bruno

Category Buying Manager for Fresh

Nigel Murray

Chief Operating Officer

Terry Johnson

Category Buying Manager for Core Grocery & buyer for cereals

Gemma Addison

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

John Gill

Head of Commercial Operations

Buyers

Sunil Chapanery

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

Tom Hargreaves

Vegetables, salads, prep veg & prep salads and horticulture

Victoria Anderson

Wines

Alan Kirby

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

David Simons

Fresh fish, beef, lamb, pork and poultry

David Morris

Fruit & salad and prep fruit & salad

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

Keith Parkinson

Bakery, chilled cabinets soup, ready meals & pasta

Leigh Carr

Confectionery, publications, kiosk and frozen

Pete Newton

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

Administration

Caroline Catterall

Supplier Relationship Manager

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