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Issue 06-13-2016

Target tabs Tritton top merchant

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. has hired Mark Tritton as its chief merchandising officer, a role that gives him oversight of the company’s buying; product design and development; sourcing; and store ­displays. Tritton succeeds Kathee Tesija, a Target veteran who spent seven years in the top merchandising role. A native of Australia, Tritton most recently served

Aldi roiled by family squabble

BERLIN — Aldi is continuing to expand aggressively in the United States, but the retailer’s growth prospects in other countries may be being threatened by a family dispute, according to an interview that appeared recently in the German financial newspaper Handelsblatt. Theo Albrecht Jr., in what is described as his first-ever interview, said that a

Dispense, president of King Soopers, sets retirement

Dispense, president of King Soopers, sets retirement

CINCINNATI — King Soopers president Russ Dispense has announced plans to retire from the Kroger Co. division July 1, after 51 years with the company. “Throughout his distinguished career, Russ has always been known for his passion for the community, King Soopers and for people,” said Kroger chairman and chief executive officer Rodney McMullen. “His

Stater Bros. appoints VP, information tech

Stater Bros. appoints VP, information tech

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. Markets has named Gil Salazar vice president of information technology. He reports to president and chief executive officer Pete Van Helden. “We are pleased to welcome Gil to the Stater Bros. family of employees,” Van Helden said in a statement. “His broad range of IT experience and leadership brings

Lucot to retire from Giant Eagle

PITTSBURGH — Giant Eagle president and chief operating officer John Lucot will retire on June 30, the company said. Lucot has been with the supermarket operator for 42 years. He joined Giant Eagle as a supermarket clerk in 1974, and he went on to hold positions in distribution, retail development, real estate and operations. ­Lucot,

Opportunity awaits at Total Store Expo

Opportunity awaits at Total Store Expo

Now that the Memorial Day weekend is over, it is time for any mass market retailers, CPG companies or supply chain providers that haven’t already done so to gear up for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo. The annual event, which this year will be held from August 6 through August