SGF appoints new PGMA commercial manager

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The Scottish Grocers Federation has announced the appointment of Martin Devlin as commercial manager of PGMA, the buying group for the federation. 

He will succeed Jim Amabile, who is set to retire on August 31 after 21 years within the organisation.  

Devlin has over 30 years of experience in Scottish retail as a branch manager, regional business manager and most recently as part of head office operations.  

He has also worked for Somerfield, Scottish Co-op and Scotmid’s Semichem brand.  

“It is with great pleasure to welcome on board Martin Devlin,” SGF chief executive Pete Cheema said. 

“I know that he will enjoy becoming part of the SGF and PGMA team.  

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“We run a tight ship where everyone supports everyone else with great positivity and a can-do attitude. 

“I’m sure that Martin will fit right in and bring his experience and expertise to further enhance and support the team at SGF.” 

Devlin added: “Firstly, I would like to thank Jim Amabile for his sterling work with PGMA over the past 20 plus years. 

“Building on these strong foundations and working with our key partner Costcutter, we have an exciting future ahead for independent retailers in Scotland. 

“We are already working collaboratively on a plan to build and develop PGMA for the future and I hope to be in a position to share more on this exciting plan at the upcoming SGF conference. 

“I look forward to being a real asset for our PGMA members and working alongside Pete Cheema and the rest of the SGF team to help further strengthen the independent convenience retail sector within Scotland.” 

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