Wholesalers & Distributors

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Wholesalers & Distributors

Services Planned for Longtime Butterball, National Turkey Federation Leader Kerry Doughty

The former Butterball CEO is remembered as a hardworking, open-minded and compassionate food executive.

Wholesalers & Distributors

SpartanNash Promotes Retail 'Visionary' Thomas Swanson to EVP

The Midwest distributor lauds executive's energy and passion in Martin's integration and strengthening retail comps.

The distributor is working hard to meet demand, but suppliers are still catching up, CEO says in second-quarter financial update.

Despite a difficult year, the wholesaler marked its 15th consecutive quarter of growth, and its interim CEO believes the momentum, including stronger retail sales, is here to stay.

The four-year deal encompasses the more than 90 independent grocers who are members of the organization.

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

CEO Steven Spinner's contract is extended, while Eric Dorne is named COO; John Howard is appointed CFO. The company is also seeking a new chief supply chain officer as it navigates a tumultuous transformation.

After careers in football and law, Wright was CEO for Supervalu from 1981-2000, overseeing a period of expansive growth for the wholesaler.

He replaces Kathleen Mahoney, who will continue in her roles as EVP and chief legal officer.

Deal enables companies to eye new growth avenues and improved services.

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