Hello and good day!
Much of the world takes a break today. In the US, it’s Memorial Day weekend, in Europe, it’s a bank holiday and Monday after Pentecost and in much of Asia, it’s a public holiday for the Buddha’s birthday. The conscientious RetailUpdate-team, however, doesn’t have a day off and has diligently collected what has been going on in busier parts of the FMCG world.
asia & australia
Top level appointments British retailer Tesco announced that Jonathan Taylor will replace Gary Mills as retail director for the north of England and Northern Ireland +++ Whitbread, the company behind Costa Coffee, has named Alison Brittain to head the company.
usa & canada
Online collaborations E-commerce platform Bigcommerce teams up with Braintree and PayPal to offer an end-to-end e-commerce solution which makes it easier to launch and grow an online store +++ Online marketplace LivingSocial has appointed Atul Kavthekar as CFO.
Breaking ideas from the baking sector Insiders and decision makers from the international baking sector will meet at the international congress for the global baking industry on September 11, 2015, prior to iba, the trade fair for bakery, confectionery and snacks.