Didier Lefèvre, managing director of Scottish & Newcastle’s French business Brasseries Kronenbourg, has resigned. Said to be entirely voluntary, his departure comes at a key point in a turnaround plan Lefèvre put in place with Tony Froggatt, chief executive of S&N, which had shown “early positive signs”. However, in recently published results, Kronenbourg reported a 2.5% drop in volume in the first half of its financial year, versus a 1.5% decline in the overall beer market. Lefèvre was managing director of Brasseries Kronenbourg for four years, joining the company from Yoplait, the dairy food product manufacturer. No successor has been named.