POWER LIST 2017, BUSINESS LEADERS: Andy Adcock Food Director, Marks & Spencer

Food has come to take an increasingly important place in Marks & Spencer’s business model during recent years as the British multinational retailer has witnessed some huge industry changes, not least in terms of ecommerce and fashion.

That has led to the company seizing the growth opportunity that the catering sector presents, with its Food Halls becoming a cornerstone of the business. Andy Adcock portrait

As a result, the group is investing heavily in cooking and merchandising equipment to create an attractive in-store food proposition for customers.

The stability provided by Andy Adcock, who has been with the business for eight years in senior food positions, has undoubtedly been a factor in the division’s success.

He has proved himself to be an assured and dynamic leader that is unafraid of exploring new avenues for growth.

Nothing illustrates this more than its tie-up with Wasabi, which will see fresh sushi counters installed in its Food Halls in what marks the first ever co-branded partnership of its kind for both companies.

Andy hopes the arrangement will bring a touch of theatre to the in-store experience: “Health, convenience and food on the move are all growing areas of our business and by working with an expert partner we know we can offer our customers the very best.”

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Company: Marks & Spencer
Address: Waterside House, 35 North Wharf Road, London, W2 1NW
Tel: 020 7935 4422
Twitter: @marksandspencer
Website: www.marksandspencer.com
Focus: Department store

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