Johnson named retail boss at Booker as Fox leaves for MFG

Steve Fox

Booker veteran Steve Fox (pictured) is to leave the company after 17 years to take up a new role as Managing Director of forecourts operator MFG.

MFG is a major customer of Booker and Fox will sit on both the Londis and Budgens retailer councils.

He will begin his new role in September and will be replaced as Managing Director of Booker Group Retail by Colm Johnson who has been at Booker for 34 years, most recently running its impulse business.

Fox became synonymous with Booker’s retail operations during his tenure, overseeing the company’s relationships with the thousands of Premier, Londis, Budgens, Family Shopper and independent retailers that Booker serves.

Charles Wilson, CEO of Booker said: “Steve Fox has done a fantastic job for Booker and the retailers we serve. We wish him and MFG the very best for the future. Colm Johnson takes over where Steve has left off. Colm has a deep understanding of our retailers and the progress we need to make to continue earning the support and partnership of our retail customers.”