Bestway has made three appointments to its senior trading team with Andrew Kenny, formerly of the Australian Coles Group, joining as trading director; ex-Spar Scotland employee Robbie Moore becoming retail commercial manager; and Unitas’ Les Mohammed appointed to the role of head of trading.
Bestway says these appointments reflect the company’s commitment to investing in talent and to “underpin its position with both suppliers and customers as the business continues to grow whilst maintaining high levels of product availability and customer service to its retailers. “The new team will be working to improve the Bestway offer to drive sales across our cash & carry and retail business units,” the statement said.
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Kenny will be reporting to Kenton Burchell, Bestway group trading director, and will be focused on Bestway’s Centre of Excellence, to refine and enhance its offer for off-license and convenience, focussing on franchisees and retailers to support sales.
Moore will be leading improvement to its offer to drive sales across Bestway’s corporate and company owned stores and will report to Kent. Meanwhile, Mohammed will be leading key trading initiatives, projects, and process improvement across the wholesale trading team.
Burchell said: “We’re very excited to be welcoming this exceptional pool of talent to our business which will allow us to build on the existing strength we have in the team and continue to drive innovation into our Centres of Excellence to build leverage and drive sales for Bestway suppliers and customers.”
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“With these new appointments we are now set up to enter a new era in our Bestway journey to cement our position as ‘the number one choice for independent retailers’ across the industry for cash and carry, catering and off-trade, retail and pet customers.”