// M&S hires Andrew Shaw as new head of beers, wines and spirits
// Shaw served at upmarket grocer Waitrose as buying manager from 2007 to 2012
// He will report to M&S ambient trading director Lizzy Massey
Marks & Spencer has appointed the former buying manager of Waitrose, Andrew Shaw, as its head of beers, wines and spirits.
Shaw previously served as wine buying director at Conviviality Retail, before moving on to becoming buying director at Bibendum Wine.
He served at upmarket grocer Waitrose as buying manager from 2007 to 2012.
He will report to M&S ambient trading director Lizzy Massey, who joined M&S in January from Asda.
“I’m extremely proud to have joined a business with such a legacy of quality across its drinks range,” Shaw said.
“I look forward to working with our suppliers and the M&S team to ensure that our legacy is maintained, whilst building on the brilliant initiatives and products the team has launched in the last couple of years.”
He joins as M&S launches its second major wine range after a year called Found, a 12-strong collection of “unexpected and undiscovered” wines from around the world.
M&S Food managing director Stuart Machin said: “I am delighted Andrew is joining the M&S Food family.
“We have exceptional talent across the whole of M&S, with a brilliant mixture of new hires and experienced colleagues who are all working hard with a renewed focus, energy and determination as we come out of lockdown.”