Supermarket operator Raley’s has promoted COO Keith Knopf to president and COO.
Germany-based grocery chain Lidl has moved up its scheduled U.S. store openings, with updated plans calling for the first 20 stores to open this summer.
Albertsons Companies has appointed Narayan Iyengar as svp/digital marketing and e-commerce.
Supervalu has named Anne Dament svp/retail, merchandising and marketing.
The Kroger Co. has elected Mark Sutton to the company’s board of directors.
Supervalu posted a net loss in its third quarter, following the recent sale of its Save-A-Lot business.
Meijer has named Rick Keyes CEO. Keyes will add the CEO title after being named president last year. Before being appointed president, he had been Meijer’s evp/supply chain and manufacturing since 2006.
Kroger pointed to pricing pressures and a sluggish consumer in a challenging but still positive third quarter.
To accommodate customers who might want to shop the season early, Meijer has debuted its Black Friday deals, including a website presentation, and will start offering the discounts on November 20.