Asda restructures commercial food team


Asda has reshaped its commercial food team following the departure of former executive Nick Jones to Joules.

Derek Lawlor, who was promoted to the role of senior vice president of food and general merchandise following Jones’ exit, has reshaped the team under the edible and non-edible divisions.

Asda said the changes were designed to create a more “flexible” structure and allow for “quicker decision making”.

Under the new structure, Lizzy Massey, Asda’s vice president of ambient grocery, will lead non-edible grocery. Tracy Ford, who is currently vice president for global execution, will take responsibility for edible grocery.

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