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.


Nigel Murray

Chief Operating Officer

Terry Johnson

Category Buying Manager for Ambient Grocery & buyer for cereals

Matt Bruno

Category Buying Manager for Fresh

John Gill

Head of Commercial Operations


Alan Kirby

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

Victoria Anderson


David Simons

Fresh fish, beef, lamb, pork and poultry

David Morris

Fruit & salad and prep fruit & salad

Simon Drury

Biscuits, beverages, ambient desserts and all tinned grocery & dried veg

Rachael Machin

Toiletries, hosiery, tissue, household and laundry

Tom Hargreaves

Vegetables, salads, prep veg & prep salads and horticulture

Rebecca Bektas

Pet care, baby, medicines and outdoor

Sunil Chapanery

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

Georgia Roberts (Trainee Buyer)

Cooked meats, savoury counter and cabinets snacks & pies

Emily Burr

Home baking, nuts & seeds, hardware, seasonal gifting, publications and kiosk

Carla Mills

Confectionery, frozen foods and ice cream products

Melisa Lazali

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

Keith Parkinson

Bakery, chilled cabinets soup, ready meals & pasta

Leigh Carr

Crisps, snacks & nuts and soft drinks

Pete Newton

Beer & cider, spirits & liqueurs and tobacco


Caroline Catterall

Supplier Relationship Manager

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