Convenience store retailer Spar has promoted Ian Taylor to the role of retail director for the business.
He was promoted to the role after joining the grocer in 2012, with the majority of that time spent in the head of retail position for Spar UK.
In his more senior position, Taylor will remain in charge of growing the grocer’s national accounts business and developing the formats offer.
He will also define the formats plan of Spar’s More Together strategy towards success.
“Ian has worked incredibly hard and brought his passion and expertise in format development to the business,” Spar UK managing director Debbie Robinson said.
“Thanks to his dedication and talent, the face of our stores has changed significantly.
“Our retailers have won a huge number of awards around the UK having adopted his recommendations in store format development. Ian’s expertise has helped drive the Spar business forward and shape our strategy for the future.”