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 Core 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 and all tinned grocery & dried veg

Rachael Machin

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

Tom Hargreaves

Vegetables, salads, prep veg & prep salads and horticulture

Rebecca Bektas

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


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 (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


Caroline Catterall

Supplier Relationship Manager

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