Top 50 Indies forecourt operator, Motor Fuel Group (MFG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Baker as its new retail director.

Richard has had a varied and exciting 37 year career with Tesco. Joining them in 1978 as a part-time student, he very quickly progressed through the business in the UK, Northern Ireland and overseas. His final position with them was as managing director of their 800 UK superstores with annual sales of some £14bn.

After this very successful period with Tesco, Richard decided to leave them to pursue a new challenge.   So, immediately prior to joining MFG, he has spent the last year in America as a retail consultant with the Egremont Group assisting with a business transformation project for Walgreens who are one of the biggest pharmacy/convenience operators in USA with 8200 stores.

William Bannister, chief executive officer of MFG said: “This is a key appointment for us as MFG drives ahead with strengthening its retail offering. In this new role Richard will be responsible for the retail relationships with suppliers and driving the performance of sites while refining our retail, customer service and product proposition.”