Rhian Bartlett has returned to Sainsbury's as director of fresh food, reporting to commercial director Paul Mills-Hicks.

Bartlett has over 25 years in the retail industry and rejoins Sainsbury’s from Screwfix, where she worked for two years, most recently as customer and digital director. Prior to Screwfix, she spent nearly three years at eBay for Business as the senior director of UK trading.

Her first stint at Sainsbury’s, from 2008 to 2015, saw her hold the roles of category manager and head of online merchandising.

Mills-Hicks said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Rhian back to Sainsbury’s. She has extensive experience and will be a key member of the commercial leadership team as we further enhance our food business and focus on offering customers quality products at affordable prices.”

Bartlett herself added: “I am pleased to be returning to Sainsbury’s. It is a fantastic company with talented colleagues and a clear purpose to help customers live well for less. I am really looking forward to working with the teams to deliver a fantastic Christmas for our customers.”