Bob Muir, former chief executive of Booker, dies

We regret to report that Bob Muir, former chief executive of Booker, has died after a long battle with cancer.

Born in 1939, Robert Muir (pictured) began his career as a management trainee at Littlewoods, and he then became a branch manager of Tesco. He subsequently worked at Fine Fare, Alliance Cash & Carry and Budgetts Cash & Carry before joining Booker Cash & Carry, where he was director of the business from 1992 to 1999.

In the ’90s, under Muir, Booker ran cash & carries in several countries including Spain and Portugal. Then, in 2009, Booker opened a cash & carry in Mumbai, India.

Zunaid Bangee, managing director of Booker India, commented: “Bob was a great mentor to so many of us over the years at Booker; he was always helpful and very kind. Condolences to his wife Doreen and the family.”

Cash & Carry Management ran a ‘Life at the Top’ article featuring Bob Muir in January 1992:



Published Date: March 9, 2021
Category: Wholesale Industry News