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Tesco names product officer Tarry as new UK boss after Wilson illness

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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biggest supermarket Tesco said its UK and Ireland boss Charles Wilson would be replaced by group chief product officer Jason Tarry after Wilson was diagnosed with cancer. Long-time Tesco employee Tarry will become CEO of the UK and Republic of Ireland business, reporting to Tesco CEO Dave Lewis, while his previous role as group chief product officer was handed to Andrew Yaxley, the boss of the Ireland unit.Tesco said in a statement on Tuesday that Wilson, the well-respected former CEO of wholesaler Booker which was bought by Tesco in March, has been responding ...

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 12:19 IST