Bibendum appoints Waitrose wine buyer
Waitrose wine buying manager Andrew Shaw will become Bibendum’s new head of buying from autumn this year.
Andrew will oversee wine ranging, supplier relationships and new product development at the London-based supplier having spent five years as a wine buyer at UK supermarket chain Waitrose.
Bibendum’s Kirstie Papworth commented: “I am delighted that Andrew has decided to join what is already a very strong buying team.
“His record at Waitrose speaks for itself, and it was the combination of Andrew’s commercial experience and passion for wine that meant he was the best candidate for the role,” she added.
Andrew said: “I have worked with Bibendum throughout my five years at Waitrose and always been impressed by the quality of its wines and the way in which it strives to innovate and find new ways of reaching consumers.
“There are very few companies I would have left Waitrose to join, but Bibendum stood out as the most dynamic wine business currently operating in the UK and I am very excited to be joining the team.”