Supervalu Appoints New Executives
Supervalu announced a series of leadership changes Monday, including the appointment of Mark Van Buskirk, a former Kroger executive, to the position of executive vice president of merchandising and marketing, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal said.
Meijer Promotes Symancyk, Meijer
Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer Meijer has named current COO J.K. Symancyk president and has elevated current president Mark Murray to the position of co-CEO with CEO Hank Meijer, Mive.com said.
Safeway CEO to Step Down in May
Safeway Chairman and CEO Steve Burd is planning to retire in May, and the board of directors has begun its search for a successor, The Wall Street Journal said.
Walmart Creates New Position Focusing on New Formats
Walmart Stores named Lev Khasis president and CEO of new formats for Walmart International, a newly created position that will experiment with store formats, such as bodega-style stores that have proved popular with shoppers in Mexico, said Bloomberg.com.
Kroger Promotes Lynn Gust to President of Fred Meyer
The Kroger Co. appointed Lynn Gust as president of its 133-store Fred Meyer chain, succeeding Michael Ellis, who was promoted to an executive post at Kroger headquarters, said Portland Business Journal.
Aldi Heir Berthold Albrecht Dies at 58
German billionaire and heir to the Aldi supermarket chain Berthold Albrecht died in November at the age of 58, Reuters said Friday.