THE RETAIL BULLETIN - The home of retail news
Home Page
News Categories
Christmas Ads
Commentary
Department Stores
Electricals & Technology
Entertainment
Fashion
Food & Drink
General Merchandise
Grocery
Health & Beauty
Home & DIY
Interviews
Property
Retail News
Retail Solutions
Shopping Centres, High Streets & Retail Parks
Sports & Leisure
Retail Events
THE Retail Conference 2022
Retail Women In Leadership 2022
Digital Transformation Strategy 2022 Part 2
Omni Channel Futures 2023
Upcoming Retail Events
Past Retail Events
Retail Insights
Retail Solutions
Advertise
About
Contact
Subscribe for free
Terms and Policies
Privacy Policy
Blakemore creates commercial director role

AF Blakemore (the largest SPAR distribution company in the UK) has appointed David Cooke to the newly created role of group commercial director. Cooke, who joined… View Article

FOOD & DRINK

Blakemore creates commercial director role

AF Blakemore (the largest SPAR distribution company in the UK) has appointed David Cooke to the newly created role of group commercial director.

Cooke, who joined the business this month, has been given the task of creating and implementing a new commercial strategy aligned with the group’s five-year plan.

His role will include accountability for the company’s commercial function, developing supplier partnerships, managing commercial trading terms, developing retail propositions and accelerating the rollout of the firm’s fresh food strategy.

He will report to group chief executive Jerry Marwood.

Cooke has a background in trading, proposition and product development gained through stints with national and international companies including Sainsbury’s, Tesco, health and beauty retailer AS Watson and most recently Dutch store chain Hema.

At Hema, he was director of food, health and beauty, overseeing divisions with a combined turnover of about €500m.

Email this article to a friend

You need to be logged in to use this feature.

Please log in here

Subscribe For Retail News

THE NEXT EVENT

See all upcoming events

LATEST VIDEO

UKG LifeWork ALL: Register your place now to hear more. RETAIL HR 21 Sept LONDON
UKG LifeWork ALL: Register your place now to hear more. RETAIL HR 21 Sept LONDON

Watch video >