HUMAN RESOURCES | Staff Reporter, Australia

Foodco undergoes structural changes in AU and NZ

It also announced new executive appointments.

The changes include the consolidation of all direct franchise support functions into clearly defined brand business units to ensure clear responsibility and accountability, and the seamless delivery of key strategic programs.

Drew Eide has been promoted to the role of general manager of Jamaica Blue, while Natalie Brennan is promoted to the position of general manager of Muffin Break which are both effective immediately.

Serge Infanti, managing director at Foodco said, “We are extremely proud of the evolution and reputation of Jamaica Blue and Muffin Break. As senior brand managers, Drew and Natalie have been pivotal to the exceptional growth that both brands have experienced. Their promotions are well deserved recognition of their hard work and we look forward to the future with a great deal of excitement and optimism.”

“Under the new structure, we look to improve efficiencies and the ability to deliver programs specifically designed for the unique requirements of each brand. We’ll be able to respond to the market quicker by streamlining and narrowing the decision making process,” added Serge.

Following the appointments, Jamaica Blue’s executive chef Danika Heslop will head up a newly-formed product and procurement function, and Jeremy Regan, head of coffee, will lead new projects dedicated to driving coffee growth.

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