- Published reports say that Roundy's will hire Mark Beaty, a former regional director of merchandising and store operations for H.E. Butt Grocery Co., to be vice president and general manager of Rainbow Foods.
Beaty succeeds Dale Riley, who resigned earlier this month.
- Albertsons Inc. has named Duncan Mac Naughton as senior vice president of merchandising, responsible for merchandising efforts across food, general merchandise, health & beauty care, fuel, and alcohol. Mac Naughton most recently served as group vice president, grocery merchandising.
- 7-Eleven, Inc. named Gary Rose, a 36-year veteran of the company, as the company’s COO, in addition to his existing title of executive vice president. In his new role, Rose is responsible for the execution of the company's strategy at the store level and charting the course for growth and development throughout North America.
- 7-Eleven, Inc. also has named six new vice presidents in the areas of merchandising, operations, logistics, legal and fresh foods.
Mike Blair has been named vice president of the Mid-Pacific division, responsible for approximately 700 franchised and corporate stores in Northern California, Nevada and Arizona.
Bob Cozens is the new vice president of 7-Eleven's Northeast division, responsible for 800 franchised and corporate stores in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware.
Joanne DeLorenzo was named vice president of fresh foods and the company's proprietary beverage category.
Kevin Elliott is the company’s new vice president of merchandising for the non-foods, processed foods, vault and services categories.
Dave Fenton has been named vice president and assistant general counsel in 7-Eleven's legal department.
Simon Osborn is the company’s new vice president of logistics, responsible for the implementation of 7-Eleven's managed distribution process, which encompasses delivery of all products to stores in the United States and Canada, including fresh-daily delivery, wholesale, and direct-store-delivery.