Premier Foods has named Will Carter as managing director of its ambient grocery division.

Carter, a former United Biscuits director, joins the UK food group from fruits and nuts supplier Whitworths, where he was CEO.

Carter's appointment comes a month after two former commercial directors at Premier, Stephen Bolton and Howard Beveridge, left the company.

Carter will take on the pair's responsibilities and drive a portfolio including Branston and ethnic cuisine brand Sharwood's.

Premier officials declined to comment further when contacted by just-food today (9 June).