Leadership

Retailers

The Fresh Market CEO Larry Appel Departs; Jason Potter Named Successor

The Sobeys veteran will take over an operational turnaround at the specialty grocery chain.

Retailers

Remembering Trader Joe’s Founder Joe Coulombe

Coulombe died Feb. 28 in Pasadena, Calif., but his legacy of affordable gourmet goodies and imported groceries for the masses lives on.

The fast-growing grocery media brand has been chosen as a finalist for the prestigious B2B journalism competition in three categories. 

Charles Redfield will lead food buying in-stores and online as part of Walmart's move to break down divisions and present a single view to shoppers. Meanwhile, services leader Daniel Eckert is departing.

The Iowa-based grocery chain has promoted four rising stars with decades of collective experience to its executive team.

New CEO Jack Sinclair's moves to reposition the chain show big early benefits—and an ambitious move toward Trader Joe's territory.

Sales and profits in the fourth quarter exceeded company estimates.

With more than 20 years of experience, he joins the member services team to help enhance member value.

The veteran cooperative executive will lead development and market research strategies in addition to his supply chain operations role.

The former company spokesman will lead communication and sustainability at Kroger, succeeding Jessica Adelman.

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