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Mackay promoted to Waitrose wine buying manager

Ken Mackay MW has been promoted from wine buyer to wine buying manager at UK supermarket Waitrose.

As well as leading a team of two buyers and an assistant, he will still be in charge of the supermarket’s Champagne and sparkling wine buying.

Pierpaolo Petrassi MW, head of buying for beers, wines, spirits and tobacco, said: “The subsequent addition of a second buying manager to the wine  team will give us the structure to pursue the considerable opportunity for growth within this flagship category for Waitrose.”

Mackay joined Waitrose in 2008 having become one of the youngest masters of wine ever in 2006.

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