Marinker's key objectives are to deliver fast-track resolutions on the key issues facing the industry and to deliver tangible industry-wide solutions to the issues of shrinkage and supply management.

As well as to encourage more active participation from all sectors of the news industry and promote greater collaboration through the communication of a clear long and short-term vision designed to deliver benefits for all.

He commented: 'Retailers want more focus on tackling shrink and the overall efficiency of the supply chain, as well as removing unnecessary task and administration from stores. With a focused and targeted agenda, I believe that we can deliver swift, relevant and measurable changes across the supply chain that will ultimately enable retailers to offer a far better service to customers.'