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January 21, 2014

Kroger has named Jay Cummins as president of the Smith's Food and Drug Stores division and Joe Fey as president of Kroger's Mid-Atlantic division.

January 14, 2014

PetSmart is making changes to its management team and organizational structure in conjunction with the retirement of president and COO Joseph O’Leary. The changes will become effective April 4.

January 9, 2014

The search is on for a new president and COO at Family Dollar following the resignation of Michael Bloom amid deteriorating financial results and a 3% same store sales decline in December.

January 9, 2014

Former Sam’s Club merchant Jason Reiser just got his second promotion in seven months at Family Dollar and now the newly anointed chief merchandising officer has to restore sales growth at the retailer’s 8,000 stores.

January 9, 2014

Schnuck Markets chairman and CEO Scott Schnuck plans to transfer the latter title in March to his brother, president and COO Todd Schnuck.

January 6, 2014

An omnichannel transformation initiative underway at department store retailer Belk is being executed with the aid of Accenture following a recent agreement between the operator of 300 stores and the global management consultancy.

December 17, 2013

Another piece of the leadership puzzle fell into place at Kroger as the company continues to execute a succession strategy backed by the tailwind of 40 consecutive quarter of same store sales growth.

December 7, 2013

Product designer, marketer and distributor FirsTime Design Limited elevated Christopher Bering to the role of president and CEO.

December 5, 2013

Stuart Weitzman Holdings has named François Kress as the company’s global president.

November 13, 2013

O’Connor Capital Partners, a privately owned, independent real estate investment, development and management firm, has named Glenn J. Rufrano as chairman and CEO.

November 1, 2013

Gander Mountain has promoted Mike Owens to the position of president and COO. Owens was the company’s EVP and COO since joining in 2009.

October 14, 2013

According to an internal memo from Family Dollar president and COO Mike Bloom, Jason Reiser has been elevated to the role of SVP/lead merchandising officer at the company.

September 20, 2013

Kroger CEO David B. Dillon, a 37-year Kroger veteran, will retire Jan. 1, 2014, and will continue to serve as chairman of the board through Dec. 31, 2014. Succeeding him will be W. Rodney McMullen, Kroger's president and COO.

July 11, 2013

Greek yogurt brand Chobani has appointed former Kellogg executive David Denholm as the company’s president and COO. The company has also appointed Peter McGuinness as chief marketing and brand officer.

July 10, 2013

Former Sam’s Club executive Jason Reiser is heading to Family Dollar to be the company's SVP of merchandising. He replaces John Scanlon, who left the company at the end of March.

June 28, 2013

The Finish Line's current president and COO Steve Schneider has announced his plans to retire after 24 years with the company.

June 24, 2013

Rite Aid has appointed Ken Martindale as president and COO. Martindale is currently SVP and COO, as well as president of the Rite Aid Foundation. John Standley will continue as chairman and CEO.

June 21, 2013

Growth opportunities in new geographies prompted Kroger to realign its organizational structure and place four executive in new roles.

June 10, 2013

Dollar Tree has promoted Gary Philbin to president and COO. He has served as COO since 2007. Bob Sasser continues to lead the company as its CEO.

May 28, 2013

Dole Food Company’s board of directors has approved a proposal to update the company’s owned vessel fleet, with the acquisition of three new specialty built refrigerated container ships for its U.S. West Coast operations, costing approximately $165 million, for a phased delivery between 2015 and 2016.

April 26, 2013

Supervalu has elected Rite Aid chairman, president and CEO John Standley and Cerberus COO and general counsel Mark A. Neporent to its board of directors.

April 25, 2013

Hampshire Group, a leading provider of sportswear and fashion apparel, has appointed two new board members, following Richard Mandell’s resignation from the board.

April 24, 2013

Clif Bar & Company has promoted president and COO Kevin Cleary to CEO. In his new role, Cleary will focus on expanding Clif Bar’s growth in the sports nutrition and healthy snacks category while continuing to lead the company’s day-to-day business operations.

March 25, 2013

Family Dollar Stores has named Scott Zucker to the newly created position of SVP merchandise operations.

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