CJ Lang & Son appoints former Morrisons man

CJ Lang and Son has appointed Robbie Moore as Head of Trading.

Moore joins CJ Lang from Morrisons where he was Wholesale Buying Manager. His role involved heading up core grocery for Morrisons Wholesale and M Daily franchise. Moore was previously at Costcutter for seven years, where he held the positions of Head of Commercial, Category Manager, and Buying Assistant.

In his new role, Moore will head up the dedicated trading team, ensuring that budgeted wholesale trading for CJ Lang is maintained and developed in terms of volume, value and margins. He will also identify sales opportunities, promote maximum loyalty, and ensure approved store development activities deliver added value.

Colin McLean, Chief Executive at CJ Lang, said: “We’re delighted to see Robbie joining our Spar Scotland exec team where he will actively provide advice and input to the business and our members. He will be a great addition encouraging and supporting the Spar brand and standards of operation in Spar retail stores.”

Moore added: “I am excited to take this role with CJ Lang. Operationally the trading team is in a very strong position and I look forward to building on its success.”

Richard Collins, current Trading Director, leaves CJ Lang & Son on 1 October to move back to be with his family in Yorkshire.