M&S appoints new agriculture manager

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has appointed Peter Kennedy from Tesco as its new agriculture manager, in charge of sourcing pig and poultry meat.

Kennedy moves from Tesco where he was responsible for sourcing red meat for the supermarket. He also fulfilled several roles at Dunbia prior to this.

Marks & Spencer head of agriculture Steve McLean said: “Peter’s technical experience in the industry makes him a fantastic addition to our team. Our agriculture managers work closely with our farmers and suppliers to ensure our customers receive high-quality, innovative food that they can trust.

“As well as being responsible for all aspects of raw material sourcing in the pig and poultry sectors, Peter will also be working with the team on developing our ‘Farming for the Future’ programme, helping to further strengthen our supply chain relationships and continuing to improve our leading standards of animal welfare and sustainability.”

Kennedy added: “This role is a great opportunity to broaden my knowledge of the pig and poultry sector. M&S is renowned for delivering high-quality food with a strong focus on sustainability. I am looking forward to working with the team to build on these standards and continue to improve our offering to customers.”

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