Category focus from Somerfield

Somerfield is to set up a category management team for its eponymous store chain following the success of the same move at its Kwik Save business.

The grocer is in discussions with employees who will be affected by the change. A Somerfield spokesman said: 'Colleagues will be informed of the overall changes and this will be followed by a programme of one-to-ones about individual roles and responsibilities going forward.'

The handover will be at the end of this month. The new category management team within Somerfield's business unit will go live on November 4.