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NI man takes up new post with Tesco

Tesco has appointed a commercial manager for its Northern Ireland operations.

Stephen Magill, former regional manager for Tesco Express stores with Northern Ireland, is taking on the new role.

He will lead a commercial buying team at Tesco Northern Ireland's regional office in Newtownabbey.

The Banbridge man joined Tesco in 1993 and during that time has held several different positions in management.

"I am very honoured to take up the role of commercial manager at Tesco Northern Ireland," he said.

"This is a particularly exciting role within Tesco as we are the only part of the Tesco UK business to have a region-based buying team, and that is testament to the wealth of produce available here, and in recognition of how important Northern Irish food and drink is to local customers and the industry."