Leadership

Retailers

A Truckload of Food—and Love

Basket Economics: A Grocery Outlet benefit program in Oregon brings a community together, and its husband-and-wife store owners temporarily apart.

Technology

Instacart Appoints Fidji Simo CEO as Founder Steps Aside

Apoorva Mehta, who founded Instacart a decade ago and guided the company through an online grocery revolution it helped to enable, said he would transition to an executive board role while Fidji Simo, a high-ranking and influential executive at Facebook, prepares to succeed him as CEO.

Dumac Business Systems Inc., a solutions provider of POS software, hardware and equipment for the grocery and convenience fuel retail industries, has named Steve Methvin VP of product development.

Current Schnucks President and COO Dave Peacock will transition to being exclusively a board member as Ted Schnuck, great-grandson of company founder Anna Donovan Schnuck, becomes EVP of supermarkets.

Klaus Gehrig, the powerful top executive of the Schwarz Group, parent of the Lidl chain, has abruptly resigned, the German retail giant said.

Adam Wampler, president of Kroger’s Dallas division and a 30-year veteran of Safeway and Albertsons, died June 30 at age 48.

The Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association honored the president for paving the way "with new innovations in his work, all with a focus on team and family."

Turkey Hill board member Andy Jacobs, previously COO of Hostess Brands, is the company's new CEO.

Raley’s has promoted two leaders within its organization—naming Craig Benson, SVP, head of technology, and Levi Wingo, VP, operations. 

By selling more to existing customers, and winning new ones on a comprehensive offering, the wholesaler’s "Fuel the Future” strategy aims at lofty 2024 financial targets and a new CEO who may already be on board.

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