Landmark Wholesale this aftrernoon announced the appointment of John Mills as its new MD, replacing Martin Williams, who left the buying group at the end of last year.
Mills, who starts in May, has a wealth of commercial experience in UK food and drinks manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing, including leadership roles at Keith Spicer Ltd, InterContinental Brands, Gaymer Cider Co, Constellation Wines Europe and Strathmore Mineral Water Co. He has also been Chairman of Hyperama, the Midlands-based cash and carry wholesaler, for the past three years.
“The wholesale sector, like many other channels, faces many challenges driven by macro-economic factors, legislative changes and dynamic consumer trends,” he said. “However, smart businesses thrive in changing times and I am confident that Landmark is well positioned to continue its success built over the past 45 years.
“We have a strong and loyal membership of 38 successful companies and a committed Central Office whose purpose is to best serve its members. Having had a long association with Landmark I am passionate and excited about helping to take the business to the next stage in its development.”
Sam Wilcox, Landmark’s chairman, said: “This is a really exciting time for Landmark and having John in place, with his considerable experience and knowledge of the sector, will help us tackle the challenges currently faced by the industry. We look forward to John taking up the position in May.”
Landmark Wholesale has 38 members across the UK, turning over just under £3bn each year.