Tesco mixes up senior buying team roles as beauty director departs

Tesco has revealed a series of role changes within its buying team as category director for health, beauty and wellness, Nicola Robinson, is departing to “pursue other opportunities.”

Having previously worked at companies including Coca-Cola, Cadbury and Kettle, Robinson took up the role at the UK’s largest retailer in 2019.

She will be replaced by current category director for prepared foods Tom Lye, who’s previous roles include business planning director and operations development programme manager for Tesco.

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Kye’s former role will be taken by Peter Bexton, currently Tesco category buying manager for wine.

Responsible for the Tesco beer and cider business for five years, Bexton was promoted to head of the wine buying team at Tesco in 2020.

The mix-up in senior team roles will also see the Tesco buying manager for fruit, David Coulshed, promoted to take on the role of product transformation director.

It comes as Tesco is expanding it’s existing meal deal offering by introducing a new ‘premium meal deal’ for £5.

Just yesterday, Tesco officially opened its 2,000th Express store in the Lion Yard shopping centre in Cambridge – creating 20 new jobs and marking a significant milestone for the UK’s largest retailer’s convenience store network.



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