Kwik Save, the UK retail chain acquired earlier this year by investment group Back to the Future, has appointed Andrew Villars as managing director, effective immediately.

Villars replaces Paul Niklas, who left after less than four-months at the chain. A spokesperson told just-food that Niklas’ appointment was viewed as temporary.

Villars previously worked at the Spirit Group.

“I am looking forward to working with the dedicated team at Kwik Save, both to drive the Kwik Save business forward, and to build on this established retail brand,” Villars said.