Meijer President Leaves Company, Industry
J.K. Symancyk will become the president and CEO of Academy Sports + Outdoors, a sporting goods retailer. Symancyk was hired as COO of Meijer in 2012 and became president a year later, leading Meijer through a growth spurt that resulted in nearly three years of same-store sales growth and expansion into Wisconsin. Retail Leader's sister publication Progressive Grocer recently named Meijer its 2015 Retailer of the Year.
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