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Ex-Tesco boss chosen to boost Island's food industry

Signal of intent says Minister

The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture has appointed a new man to help grow the Island's food and drink industry by £50m over the next decade.

Andrew Lees will take up the position of Food Business Development Manager later this month.

He has experience in retail, having a 27 year association with Tesco - six of those as manager of the firm's Douglas store.

DEFA Minister Richard Ronan says the appointment is a signal of intent:

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