Costcutter names new chief

Darcy Willson-Rymer, the former Managing Director of Starbucks UK and Ireland, has joined Costcutter Supermarkets Group as its new Chief Executive.
Willson-Rymer, who was Managing Director for Starbucks UK and Ireland for three years during which time it recorded a strong performance, replaces Nick Ivel.
Sir Michael Bibby, Bt., Managing Director of Costcutter’s parent group Bibby Line Group said: “I am delighted to welcome Darcy Willson-Rymer as the new Chief Executive of Costcutter Supermarkets Group. Darcy has an excellent track record within the retail sector and his appointment heralds a new era for Costcutter Supermarkets Group and all of its retailers. I have every confidence that he and the highly skilled board of directors will build upon previous success and drive the business forward.”
Darcy Willson-Rymer, commented: “Costcutter is one of the biggest brands in convenience retailing, supporting independent retailers throughout the UK and giving them the tools they need to grow their businesses. With the new format kwiksave brand performing ahead of target and the roll out of the premium myCostcutter brand gathering pace, it truly is an exciting time to be joining the business. I am very much looking forward to meeting retailers across the UK in order to help them develop their exceptional convenience stores. The continued development and expansion of our company owned store portfolio is also a key objective and I look forward to working with the team to progress this.”

Nick Ivel commented: “After 14 years with Costcutter Supermarkets Group I feel that now is the right time for a change of leadership and a change of direction for me. I leave Costcutter Supermarkets Group in a strong position and with a team capable of leading the business to the next stage in its development. I have been involved in the recruitment of Darcy and I believe he is an excellent choice as Chief Executive and the right person to lead Costcutter Supermarkets Group.

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