Move of the Week: Waitrose recruits outside partnership for top retail role

Tina Mitchell

Waitrose’s appointment of the Co-op’s Tina Mitchell as its new retail director is significant for a number of reasons.

It marks the first time Waitrose has recruited the important role from outside of the partnership having historically promoted from within.

It’s also one of the grocery industry’s most coveted positions, setting the shop strategy for the retailer with arguably the most premium positioning among mainstream supermarket chains.

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