B&R Stores’ SVP of operations, Mark Griffin, has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of the Lincoln, Neb.-based grocery retailer. Griffin, who has been integral in leading growth at B&R Stores since joining the company in July 2016, will assume his new duties on Jan. 1.
B&R Stores Chairman and CEO Pat Raybould will continue in his roles and will remain involved in supporting the company’s strategic growth initiatives and its executive team.
“Mark’s promotion to president of B&R is a recognition of the leadership and responsibilities he has undertaken since he came to the company,” Raybould said in a statement. “He is highly respected by our associates, vendors and our customers. I look forward to continuing to work with him for years to come.”
“Leading such a highly regarded, community-minded and successful company is an assignment for which I am deeply grateful,” Griffin added. “Our associates delivering great experiences for our customers since 1964 is what makes B&R a truly unique and special place. I am proud to be a part of our employee-owned culture that is so clearly focused on our customers and those who make the company great—our people. Thankfully, we have the talent and leadership necessary to ensure success well into the future.”
Prior to joining B&R Stores, which operates 20 stores under the Russ’s Market, Super Saver and Apple Market banners in Nebraska and Iowa, Griffin spent more than 25 years in executive management roles at SpartanNash, Associated Food Stores and Affiliated Foods.