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Family Dollar Stores names new SVP food

BY Michael Johnsen

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Family Dollar Stores last week named Tammy DeBoer as SVP food. DeBoer will report to Paul White, EVP and chief merchandising officer.

"Providing customers with a compelling food assortment is key to driving trips and an important initiative for Family Dollar,” White said. “Tammy’s proven track record in the food industry and her strategic leadership will help drive further enhancements to our assortment and help us increase customer loyalty as we work to continue to expand our market share.”

Since joining Family Dollar in June 2012, DeBoer has led the company’s private-brand efforts with a strong focus on improving quality and expanding the assortment. Prior to joining Family Dollar, DeBoer was VP and general manager for Bloom, one of Delhaize America’s banners. DeBoer holds a bachelor’s degree in technology from Appalachian State University.

"[Last year], Family Dollar expanded its food assortment by 400 SKUs and formed a six-year, exclusive partnership with McLane, which will allow the company to carry a consistent assortment, improve in-stock levels of refrigerated and frozen merchandise, consolidate its wholesaler network and distribute tobacco products," noted Deborah Weinswig, Citi Research analyst.

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Hawaii business journal reports Walgreens real-estate new-hire

BY Michael Johnsen

HAWAII — The Pacific Business News on Friday reported that a prominent real estate executive in the Hawaii region joined Walgreens from CVS Caremark. 

According to the report, Rock Tang, former regional director for real estate in Hawaii for CVS Caremark has been named senior real estate manager at Walgreens. Tang will be in charge of developing new stores around Hawaii and in Northern California. 

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Reports: New Food Lion president named as part of major Delhaize shakeup

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Food Lion president Cathy Green Burns has left the company and is being succeeded by Beth Newlands Campbell as part of a major organizational shakeup at Delhaize America, according to published reports.

The shakeup comes on the heels of the Oct. 15 appointment of Roland Smith as president and CEO of Delhaize America and EVP of Delhaize Group. Smith, former president and CEO of The Wendy’s Co., replaced Ronald Hodge, who had been with the company for 33 years. Delhaize America is a division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group.

According to reports, Campbell, who will now serve as president of Food Lion/Harvey, previously served as president of Hannaford Supermarkets. Becoming the new president of Hannaford/Sweetbay is Brad Wise, SVP human resources for Delhaize America. In addition, Mike Vail, president of Sweetbay Supermarkets, will assume the role of chief supply chain officer for Delhaize America.

In other moves:

  • Mark Doiron, Delhaize America chief supply chain officer, has left the company;
  • Greg Amoroso, SVP business service center and sustainability for Delhaize America, becomes CFO for Delhaize America;


  • David Criscione will assume the role of chief strategy and development officer of Delhaize America. Most recently, he was SVP strategy, marketing and business development at Hannaford;

  • Meg Ham will continue in her role as president of Bottom Dollar Food;
  • Deborah Dixson will serve as chief information officer of Delhaize America; and
  • Linn Evans will continue as chief legal officer of Delhaize America.


According to reports, the company is searching for a chief people officer of Delhaize America. 
 

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