Andrew Farndell
Andrew Farndell
Head of Trading and Format
Southern Co-op

Andrew is Head of Trading and Format at Southern Co-op, an independent co-operative operating over 200 convenience food stores across the south.

He's currently responsible for all the commercial functions of the food retail business and leads the Trading and Merchandising, Buying and Services, Home Delivery, Price and Promotion, Space Planning, Commercial Revenue and Format Development teams.

Working in the retail industry for 27 years, in roles across operations, merchandising and buying he joined Southern Co-op in Store Operations as a Retail Business Manager, moving into the central support function a year later, where he worked in a variety of commercial roles across multiple disciplines culminating in his current appointment.