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CJ lang & Son Ltd has appointed Frank McCarron as its new company-owned store director.

He will take up the role in January 2024, replacing Steve Irons who held the position for two years and left the business on 13 October to explore new opportunities. CJ Lang owns and operates 113 Spar stores, having recently expanded its estate with the acquisition of ScotFresh.

McCarron was most recently senior regional business manager with Scotmid and previously held the position of area manager with Botterill’s convenience stores.

Colin McLean, CEO of C J Lang & Son Ltd said: “I am delighted Frank has joined us. We wanted someone to help take our company owned store division to the next level and Frank has all the skills and experience to do that.”

Commenting on his new role, McCarron said: “Joining CJ Lang as the company-owned stores director in January 2024 is an incredible honour. The recent acquisition of nine new stores from ScotFresh marks the next thrilling chapter in the company’s already impressive journey over recent years, and I’m eager to contribute to its continued success.”