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Premier Foods appoints non-executive director

Staff writer | St. Albans, United Kingdom | January 6, 2015
Richard HodgsonJanuary 6, 2015, St. Albans, United Kingdom - Premier Foods, a food manufacturer, announces the appointment of Richard Hodgson as a non-executive director with immediate effect.
Mr. Hodgson has been Chief Executive Officer of Pizza Express since 2013. He has extensive experience in modern food retailing gained through senior roles with Asda, Waitrose and Morrisons spanning 16 years. During his 10-year tenure at Asda he rose to become Marketing & Own Brand Director and was one of the key architects of Asda's successful Every Day Low Prices strategy.

He joined Waitrose in 2006 as Commercial Director where he consistently grew sales, market share and margins and was responsible for the launch of the 'Essential Waitrose' concept as well as negotiating several high profile partnerships including the exclusive rights to the Duchy Originals brand. Mr. Hodgson joined Morrisons in 2010 in the newly created role of Commercial Director, combining Trading and Marketing.

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