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CJ Lang appoints Wholesale & New Channels Director

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CJ Lang & Son Ltd, the leading Scottish wholesaler and convenience retailer, has appointed Steve Irons as its new Wholesale & New Channels Director.  The new role reflects the company’s ambition with Steve taking up responsibility for leading the development and growth of CJ Lang’s presence in the wholesale and food services markets.

Irons has over 26 years’ experience in the wholesale, foodservice, convenience and FMCG sectors and joins CJ Lang & Son from Booker Wholesale Foods where he heads up the wholesale channel with Best Food Logistic.  


Irons has worked with several businesses throughout his career having started with CJ Lang & Son, before joining Bestway in 2010 as their Foodservice Contracts and Key Account Manager. He moved to Booker in 2016, working as a National Account Controller and Business Development. 


Colin McLean, CEO of CJ Lang & Son Ltd said: “I am delighted Steve has joined us to help us deliver our vision of becoming Scotland’s leading food & food services wholesale and retail provider. Steve will help us to take the business to the next level with the skills and experience needed to focus on new wholesale business opportunities. 


“CJ Lang is driven by an ambition to be one of Scotland’s most exciting and dynamic food and food service companies.  As we undergo our major business transformation, Steve’s appointment is another example of us investing for our future success.”


Steve Irons added: "I am really looking forward to working with CJ Lang again. There is a huge amount of passion and professionalism in the team, and I did not hesitate when the chance came up to take the role. It is a really exciting time for the company as we embark on the next stage in the development of the business which will be looking at new opportunities for growth and innovation.”


Based in Dundee, CJ Lang & Son is Scotland’s largest independent retailing and distribution businesses and services operating over 300 independent and company-owned SPAR stores.



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