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• Price Chopper Supermarkets/Golub Corporation announced today that Keith Frosceno, Vice President of Produce Merchandising, has been promoted to the position of Group Vice President of Fresh Foods Merchandising.

The company also announced that Matt Johnson, Senior Category Manager, Meat, has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Meat Merchandising, and that Jessica Morin, most recently a district manager for Safeway in its Phoenix division, has been hired to the position of Zone Director, responsible for 12 stores in New York.

Finally, the company announced today that Elaine Garner, who has held several positions in tax and payroll areas of the company, has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Taxation.

• Barry Judge, chief marketing officer for Best Buy, has resigned “to explore the next chapter in his career.” No replacement has been named by the company, which is already looking for a new CEO after Brian Dunn resigned last month because of questionable behavior. Best Buy also lost its Chief Technology Officer when Robert Stephens, who founded the Geek Squad, left the company a couple of months ago.
KC's View:
Okay, the Best Buy reference on Judge’s resume probably won;t be his biggest selling point.

Could be worse. Could be Blockbuster. Or Virgin Superstores. Borders. Or (gasp!) the US Postal Service...

As for Best Buy ... it apparently is not a case of people being asleep at the wheel. There’s nobody at the wheel!