H-E-B Selects ‘Above and Beyond’ Manager to Lead 9th Joe V’s

“Ono” Rodriquez discusses how his “leap of scary faith” led him to a fulfilling role with the Houston-area discount grocery banner.


Raley’s Promotes Deirdre Zimmermann to Chief Customer Experience Officer

In her new role, the executive will focus on integrating team member and customer experiences.

The retail executive has been named SVP of real estate and development following the retirement of Scott Limbacher.

The 30-year veteran led financial strategy as Kroger pioneered a wildly successful customer-centric strategy then pivoted to omnichannel growth

The new role involves bringing “customer-centric strategy to life” across 170 stores.

WGB’s December Endcap guest shares his affinity for his life as a grocer, his exasperation of swipe fees, his appreciation for his sister, Jane Raybould, and his admiration for Bruce Springsteen.

Sources say the surprise split was likely not performance-related as speculation grows about next step; COO Jim Nielsen, CFO Brad Lukow to lead fast-growing retailer while it searches for a successor.

The retailer has appointed the industry executive as SVP and chief human resources officer.

Sam Rhodes to lead merchandising and related functions for the 960-store retail ad group.

WGB’s November Endcap guest dishes on the alleged demise of brick-and-mortar, red tape and a reluctance to ask for help while proclaiming affection for her fabulous team, positive reinforcement and her prized Martin guitar.

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