Winn-Dixie Adds New Execs

Jacksonville, Fla. Winn-Dixie Stores announced the addition of four new associates to its corporate headquarters staff to oversee compensation and benefits, pricing, private label and center store.

Matt Gutermuth now serves as Winn-Dixie's VP of center store, and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the grocer's center store buying and merchandising departments. Most recently, he served as the president and CEO of Safeway.com.

Joe McKie, Winn-Dixie’s VP of corporate brands, is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company's corporate brands initiative, including the redesign and relaunch of Winn-Dixie's private-label products. Most recently, McKie served as president and CEO of Kreative Brand Solutions, LLC.

Mark Tanis, Winn-Dixie's VP of compensation and benefits, is responsible for the planning, design, implementation, communication and delivery of Winn-Dixie's compensation and benefits programs. Tanis' career has included time at Watson Wyatt Worldwide and Hewitt Associates.

Chris Vukich joined Winn-Dixie as the VP of pricing. In this position, he is responsible for developing and managing pricing strategies for the company. Prior to joining Winn-Dixie, Vukich held key positions at Dell Computer and Wal-Mart International. In his most recent role at Wal-Mart, he managed merchandising strategies, business process mapping and inventory, and pricing analysis.

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