Eat hires former Costa chief as CEO

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The Independent Online

The sandwich chain Eat has hired a former Costa Coffee director as its new chief executive to spearhead its long-term growth plans.

Adrian Johnson was managing director of Costa's retail business, where he oversaw a trebling in store numbers and consistent sales growth. He joins Eat in June.

Tony Solomons, a former director of Waitrose, has also joined the board of Eat as a non-executive.