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// Co-op CEO Jo Whitfield announced as finalist for Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award
// Whitfield is the first female CEO of a British food retailer
// Winners will be announced in May

Co-op chief executive Jo Whitfield has been announced as a finalist for the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award.

The award is the longest-running for female business leaders, recognising some of the UK’s most notable business women since 1972.

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The panel of judges have acknowledged Whitfield’s work in the grocery sector, as well as being the first female chief executive of a British grocer.

Whitfield has led Co-op’s food and grocery division since March 2017.

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Also in the running in the same category as Whitfield is Channel 4 chief executive Alex Mahon.

The winners will be announced on May 23.

By Sahar Nazir

Source: Retail Gazette

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