Waitrose appoints Louise Dolan as trading director

Waitrose has appointed Louise Dolan as its new trading director for ambient and frozen products.  

Dolan is set to join the grocer on November 29 and will be reporting to commercial director Charlotte Di Cello.   

In her new position, her responsibilities will also include overseeing trading for all ambient and frozen products, alongside, finding new ways for Waitrose and John Lewis to work more closely together.  

Dolan joins Waitrose after 10 years at Big 4 grocer Sainsbury’s, where she worked in a variety of roles, most recently as category director.  

Prior to that, she worked at M&S, Selfridges and Safeway.  

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“Louise brings a wealth of experience from her varied career in food retail and has an impressive track record”, Di Cello said.  

“Together with her energy and passion Louise will be a great addition to the team and I look forward to welcoming her to the Partnership in November.” 

Dolan added: “I’m excited to be joining Waitrose and particularly the Partnership.  

“It’s a business that I’ve admired for its excellent service, quality and ethics. 

“I am really looking forward to joining the team at an exciting time and playing my part in delivering an even better Waitrose.” 

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  • Another Monday, yet another new appointment at JLP / Waitrose. The real growth sector for the partnership seems to be in executive recruitment. With reduced resources i think that ” finding new ways for Waitrose and John Lewis to work closer together” could prove to be one challenge too far.


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