- Meat retailer Crawshaw Group said both its chief executive and chief financial officer had decided to resign, amid a 'challenging' start to the year.

Chief executive Noel Collett would stand down 'to pursue other opportunities', the company said. He would stay in the role until a replacement was found.

CFO Alan Richardson, meanwhile, would leave in early May to take up an opportunity outside the group.

Crawshaw said trading in the first six weeks of the new financial year was 'challenging', exacerbated by recent poor weather.

Its factory shop format, however, continued to perform well, it added.

At 2:31pm: [LON:CRAW] Crawshaw Group PLC share price was -1.65p at 4p

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