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Supervalu names Anne Dament senior VP

Supervalu names Anne Dament senior VP

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu Inc. has appointed Anne Dament as senior vice president of retail, merchandising and marketing. In this role, she will lead the company’s retail banner operations, oversee the retail merchandising and marketing functions, and report to Mark Gross, Supervalu’s president and chief executive officer. Dament, a 25-year retail veteran who began her career

Exec team evolves at Kroger

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. recently announced management changes at several of its divisions, most notably the pending retirement of Bob Mariano, chief executive officer of Kroger’s Roundy’s division and the creator and namesake of the Mariano’s grocery chain in the Chicago area. Mariano, 66, is set to retire September 1, but he will serve as

Tappenden new CEO at Walmart Canada

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Walmart Canada veteran Lee Tappenden will become the company’s new chief executive officer, effective August 15. He joined Walmart Canada in 2010 and has held several senior positions since then. Tappenden currently is chief operations officer. He will succeed Dirk Van den Berghe, who assumed the role in August 2014. Before joining

Walmart tabs new Asda chief

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sean Clarke, who has led Walmart’s China business, will replace Andy Clarke as chief executive officer of Asda Group PLC in the United Kingdom. “Andy Clarke has decided the timing is right to step aside from his role with the company,” Walmart announced in a statement. “Sean’s leadership will allow Asda to

Walmart’s Sean Clarke to become Asda CEO

Walmart’s Sean Clarke to become Asda CEO

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has tapped the leader of its China unit, Sean Clarke, to replace Andy Clarke as chief executive officer of Asda Group PLC in the United Kingdom. “Andy Clarke has decided the timing is right to step aside from his role with the company. Sean’s leadership will allow Asda to build upon the

Supervalu names Mark Gross president, CEO

Supervalu names Mark Gross president, CEO

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Supervalu Inc. announced on Wednesday the appointment of Mark Gross as president and chief executive officer, effective February 5. Gross, 52, will succeed Sam Duncan, who is retiring at the end of this month. Gross has more than two decades of experience in the grocery and wholesale industries. For the past

Former Walgreens Exec Magnacca to head Massage Envy

Former Walgreens Exec Magnacca to head Massage Envy

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Former Walgreens executive vice president Joe Magnacca has been named chief executive officer of massage and skin care service franchisor Massage Envy. Magnacca left Walgreens in 2013 to become CEO of RadioShack Corp., which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last year. He had been promoted from senior vice president to executive

Kroger readies concept store

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. next month will debut a culinary-focused concept store outside Seattle. The Main & Vine format, opening in Gig Harbor, Wash., will emphasize produce, food preparation advice and high-quality ready-to-eat meals. The store will also feature an expanded selection of organic products. It will offer “fresh, affordable” local produce and meat, and

Levine leaves post as CEO of Family Dollar

Levine leaves post as CEO of Family Dollar

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Howard Levine is stepping down as chief executive officer of Family Dollar on January 15, but he will remain on the board of Dollar Tree Inc. The departure, announced on Friday by Dollar Tree, is earlier than planned but comes after the integration of Family Dollar and Dollar Tree has been completed,