Scottish Spar retailer and distributor CJ Lang & Son has appointed Stephen Brown, formerly of Scotmid Co-operative, as head of food to go.

Brown, who was until recently Scotmid’s head of local sourcing, will report director to CJ Lang chief executive Colin McLean.

“Stephen’s background and experience has been with David Sands, then latterly, Scotmid Co-op. He has been a key player for both companies in their development of food to go and local Scottish supplier sourcing initiatives as key points of market differentiation,” McLean said.

“With the overall UK Food to Go market predicted to grow at double the rate of the overall grocery market over the next five years, this represents an exciting opportunity to support both the CJ Lang Scottish Spar retail and wholesale offer.”