Tesco appoints new wine buying manager

13 July, 2012

Tesco has appointed Alain Guilpain to be its new buying manager for wine,áOLN has learned.á

The Frenchman joins from the grocer's Czech operation having been theáPrague-based non-food trading director since November last year.

He was senior buying manager for the dairy department from 2004 - 2006,ábefore being promoted to the position of category manager.

Dan Jago, Tesco's category manager for BWS, told OLN that while Guilpain didánot have wine experience his previous commercials roles made him the idealácandidate to oversee the category.

Guilpain replaces Claire Lorains, who was handed an internal promotion toáhead up Tesco's healthcare department following two years at the wine helm.á

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