Tulip creates new group innovation & NPD director role

Meat processor Tulip has created a new group innovation & NPD director role, appointing Stacey Howe to fill the position.

Howe has joined Tulip after working as the NPD & innovations director at the Hain Daniels Group, where she had responsibility for concept and process development across all of the group’s functions.

She said: “I am very excited to have joined such a dynamic organisation and am really looking forward to contributing to the continued success of the Tulip business as it evolves to meet the ever-changing demands of the UK consumer.”

Tulip explained that Howe brings varied retail and manufacturing experience to the role at Tulip, having also held a number of positions with companies such as Marks & Spencer and Pret A Manger.

Tulip’s chief executive officer Chris Thomas said: “I am delighted that we have been able to attract an individual of Stacey’s calibre and experience to lead our innovation & NPD agenda at this exciting phase of our development.

“We have enjoyed exceptional growth over the past few years and I am confident that Stacey’s experience of the food retail and manufacturing sectors will prove invaluable as we look to build on our great food culture and further strengthen Tulip’s position as the UK’s leading food solutions business.”

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