CJ Lang appoints two new members to its independent retailer sales team

Scottish wholesaler and convenience retailer , CJ Lang & Son,  has announced the appointment of Neil Ogilvie and Craig Lynn to its independent retailer sales team.

Ogilvie has over 30 years worth of experience in retail and joins the company as business development manager covering areas from Aberdeenshire to Kirkcaldy.

“I am looking forward to working in partnership with our community focused independent retailers and supporting new retailers as they join the CJ Lang family,” he said.

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Oglivie joins alongside Lynn, who has been appointed as head of recruitment and key accounts.

Lynn will be responsible for new business Spar accounts and wholesale business. He has been involved with convenience retailing for the last 20 years originally starting his career with CJ Lang as a field sales executive.

Commenting on his return, Lynn said he is “delighted to return to the company and focus on leading retailer recruitment.”

CJ Lang & Son wholesale sales director Steve Irons added: “These two new appointments reflect the growth of the company over the last 12 months, and allows the business to put dedicated focus on retail recruitment.

“We now have a full-strength, excellent team in place to ensure CJ Lang continues to be Scotland’s leading symbol group.  We have ambitious plans to grow the independent side of our business and are positioned well to deliver a truly Scottish offering to grow market share and to support our customers further.

“I’m looking forward to working with Craig, Neil and the rest of our highly experienced sales team in the months ahead.”

CJ Lang & Son is Scotland’s largest independent retailing and distribution businesses, which operates over 350 independent and company-owned Spar stores.

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