Appleby Westward, the regional distribution company for SPAR stores in the south-west, has appointed a new company-owned stores director to its executive team at Saltash.
Dean Mason (right) joins the wholesaler and retailer after 16 years with Midcounties Co-op, where he was latterly head of central operations, responsible for supply chain, space planning, pricing and local sourcing. At Appleby Westward, he is charged with the continuing development of the company-owned stores estate.
“We are continuing to invest heavily in our company-owned stores division, with new stores being added to the portfolio and many existing stores enjoying re-fits,” said Mike Boardman, Appleby Westward’s managing director. “Dean’s wide-ranging experience sees him well placed to contribute to the excellent ongoing development of our retail estate.”
Mason replaces Steve Goswell, who has left the company after two years in the role, and Phil Darch is retiring at the same time as company-owned stores operations director.
“Steve has made a considerable contribution to the company-owned stores division and will be greatly missed, as will Phil for his great support over many years,” said Boardman.