Rhian Bartlett. Photo: SpeedyServices

Rhian Bartlett is returning to Sainsbury's, the UK's third-largest supermarket chain, as director of fresh food, having spent the last two years as customer and digital director for UK-based trade tool supplier Screwfix.

Her new role includes the seafood category, Sainsbury's Senior Corporate Communications Manager Alicia Painter confirmed to IntraFish.

Bartlett replaces Adrian Cook, who stepped down in July. She will report to Sainsbury's Commercial Director Paul-Mills Hicks.

Bartlett previously worked for Sainsbury's as head of online merchandising, category manager, and business unit director for non-food grocery between 2008 and 2015.

Other companies Bartlett previously held roles in include UK-based home improvement company Homebase, health and beauty retailer Superdrug, and US-based supermarket chain Safeway Stores.