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Tesco parts ways with Michael Holmes, the man charged with the retailer’s move into cafes and restaurants

Michael Holmes, the chief executive of new food experiences, has left the company raising questions over Tesco’s plans to buy businesses including coffee shop Harris & Hoole, reports Retail Week.

Holmes is the latest in a long line of executives to leave the retailer since new chief executive Dave Lewis joined last year. Tesco now has a new chairman and finance chief and a new UK boss joins in May – Matt Davies, who leads Halfords at present.

Holmes headed a division, which also included Euphorium bakeries and Tesco’s own in-store Deck restaurant. Last year he also took charge of Tesco-owned Dobbies garden centres as well as One Stop Convenience stores, according to The Daily Telegraph.

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