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SPAR Scotland wholesaler and retailer CJ Lang has hired a new recruit to strengthen their Company Owned Stores estate as Area Manager.

Thomson joins the business, where he takes on the role of Area Manager for Dundee, Angus, Falkirk and Grangemouth area.

Thomson latterly was a Regional Business Manager with Scotmid and prior to that was an Area Manager for Botterills Convenience Stores.

Brian Straiton, Company Owned Stores Operations Director at CJ Lang said; “It’s great to have secured the appointment of Robin. He brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and leadership with over 30 years in the convenience retail trade. This is a great addition to the team.  It strengthens our team and Robin joins us at a very exciting time as the business continues to move forward with renewed energy and pace.  Our company owned stores estate has been working on a back to basics initiative, whilst renewing our retail operations across our own retail estate.”

Thomson added; “I’m delighted to have joined the business. I have previously worked alongside the CJ Lang business, being a part of SPAR Scotland when I was Area Manager with Botterills Convenience Stores. I’m looking forward to returning to convenience retailing with CJ Lang.

This is a very exciting time and the business has made many changes in the last 18 months. I’m delighted to be part of the team taking the business forward.”