Berry Bros. & Rudd appoints new buyer

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Berry Bros. & Rudd is delighted to announce the appointment of Matt Smith to its team of buyers.

Smith joins Berry Bros. & Rudd after five years as wine buyer at Bibendum where he was responsible for buying wines from Italy, Australia and New Zealand.  Smith will take on responsibility for buying Italian wines working closely with Davy Zyw who will contribute to the strategy and with the support of Buying Assistant Stefania Masin. 

Berry Bros. & Rudd buying director Abi Hirshfeld comments: “The addition of Matt further strengthens our already impressive team of buyers.  Matt brings a wealth of experience from his years at Bibendum and Waitrose which will be of great benefit in helping to refine and develop our wine range for both Berry Bros. & Rudd and FMV customers.  

“The buying team has had a great year with exciting new additions to the portfolio as well as once again being recognised for our own label range of wines by the International Wine Challenge. We look forward to Matt’s contribution to the team and the business and welcoming him in the New Year.”

Before joining Bibendum, Smith was a wine buyer at Waitrose for six years over which time he was responsible for a wide variety of categories including Burgundy, South of France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, England and Eastern Europe.  Smith joins Berry Bros. & Rudd on 3 January 2019.