Mike Baker

With a career in food retail and wholesale spanning over 30 years Mike has worked with a broad mix of retail formats in PLC and Private Equity owned businesses. Starting in store operations with Sainsburys, Mike moved into buying, managing fresh fish and poultry categories.

Following twelve successful years in Sainsburys, Mike held a number of senior management positions in company owned and franchise retail businesses. In 2009 Mike move into wholesale with Metro Group managing a commercial team within the Makro UK business which joined forces with Booker in 2013.

Mike joined Budgens in January 2015 to lead the brand through the next phase of its development. With Budgens well established fresh food credentials, Mike’s focus is on continuing to deliver a stand out fresh retail proposition for independent retailers and national accounts.