Former Spar managing director Garry Craft has been appointed as the new sales director at Londis.

Craft, who has been in food and drink retailing for about 20 years, joins Musgrave Budgens Londis (MBL) from the Compass Group, where he was managing director of amigo/Whistlestop.

Craft will head up the team responsible for improving standards in stores.

MBL managing director Mike Taylor said: “This appointment represents a significant strengthening of our team and will play a vital role in MBL’s development as the number one supporter of independents.”