Industry Partners

Consumer Brands Association promotes Stacy Papadopoulos to COO

Papadopoulos previously served as general counsel and SVP of operations and initiatives for the CPG trade group.

Wholesalers & Distributors

Wakefern taps Mike Stigers as cooperative’s next president

The grocery industry veteran, who most recently served as CEO of retail at UNFI, will take the helm on June 1, upon the retirement of current President Joe Sheridan.

The grocery industry veteran and Cub Foods CEO informed the distributor of plans to resign from his post earlier this week.

Erin Horvath is now the wholesaler’s chief operating officer and Louis Martin is the new president of wholesale, the company announced Wednesday.

Stover, who had served as chief merchandising officer for the Hispanic grocer, will report to former CEO Doug Sanders, head of parent company Heritage Grocers Group.

Bill Artman, who started with the grocer as a bagger nearly four decades ago, becomes interim CEO, effective immediately.

Tavello is the grandson of grocery store founder, Stew Leonard, and a nephew of the seven-unit grocer's current president and CEO, Stew Leonard, Jr.

The Iowa-based grocery retailer is also gearing up for its new store opening on March 1 in West Des Moines.

Frumkin, a grocery veteran, will focus on real estate growth and development for Heritage Grocers Group.

The former president of The Giant Co. joins the digital marketplace in its mission to reduce food waste and provide grocery savings.

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