Appleby Westward Group has appointed a new managing director.
John Pattison has taken over as MD, following the retirement of Ian Connell.
Pattison has over 20 years UK food retail experience, most recently as retail managing director of Somerfield for a region with over two hundred stores.
Leo Crawford, chairman of Appleby Westward, said: “We are very pleased to appoint John to his new role. We are confident this appointment will help Appleby Westward grow its ambitions, including the potential to develop the EuroSpar format to successful in many other European countries.
“I would like to pay tribute to Ian Connell for his commitment and dedication to Appleby Westward over the years and wish him well in retirement. Ian leaves Appleby Westward with the good wishes of his colleagues.”