Movers & Shakers: New CEOs at Ahold Delhaize USA, Pilot, Foxtrot and Loblaw
Loblaw selects Bank for president and CEO
Per Bank will join Canadian grocery chain Loblaw as CEO formally by the first quarter of 2024, a release said. Bank was most recently the CEO of Salling Group A/S, a Denmark retailer with 1,700 supermarkets in the country, according to the release. Lowblaw said the search for the new CEO, which began last year, started because COO Robert Sawyer plans to retire at the end of this year. Galen Weston, current CEO of Loblaw, will remain chair of the Loblaw board of directors and remain the CEO and chair of parent company George West Limited, according to the release.
Changes in leadership at Wakefern Food Corp.
Elena Kabasinskas on April 17 was named group vice president for strategy, planning and transformation at Wakefern Food Corp., the retailer-owned food cooperative that operates banners including ShopRite, Price Rite Marketplace and Fairway Market. She will be responsible for transforming, planning and strengthening business practices while deploying new technologies, according to a release. She previously spent more than a decade at The Estée Lauder Cos., where she most recently served as senior vice president of global transformation and special projects. She will report to Michael Day, who was promoted to senior vice president of strategy, business development and architecture, the release said. Day joined Wakerfern in 1999, most recently serving as group vice president of strategic planning, business development and retail services.
Walmart’s chief merchandising officer departs
Charles Redfield, Walmart’s chief merchandising officer, will transition out of the role on May 1, CNN Business reported, citing an internal memo. Redfield has been employed by the retailer for more than three decades, and became chief merchandising officer at the beginning of 2022, the report said. Redfiled will remain at the company in an advisory role. He began his career working as a cashier at a Sam’s Club store, eventually becoming an assistant manager and working his way up the company, CNN reported.
Dilts promoted at Dollar General
Kelly Dilts has been promoted to Dollar General’s executive vice president and CFO, effective May 1, according to an April 20 release. Dilts replaces John Garratt, who is retiring as president and CFO on June 2. Dilts will remain president until his retirement. Dilts joined the discount retailer in 2019, serving as its senior vice president of finance. Dilts has had previous roles at Francesca’s Holdings Corp., where she was the executive vice president and CFO, and Tailored Brands Inc., where she held several titles, the release said.