Sir Tom Hunter has has poached several executives from Tesco for his own Wyevale garden centre chain. The Sunday Telegraph

After missing out to Tesco the battle for ownership of Dobbies, Britain’s second biggest garden centre chain, Hunter has recruited Emma Coupe, a food buyer at Tesco, and Craig Roman, a senior executive at Dobbies.

Wyevale, Britain’s biggest garden centre chain, has also recruited Katie Cordle from Whole Foods Markets, the US retailer that has just opened in London, and Peter Brigden from Marks & Spencer.