New York City, Natick, Mass.-based BJ's Wholesale Club promoted Alison Gregg Corcoran to executive VP of member insight and marketing, a newly created position. She will assume responsibility for all of BJ's marketing operations including membership acquisition and retention programs. Corcoran joined BJ's Wholesale Club in 2003 as senior VP, director of member insight.
Pleasanton, Calif.-based Safeway's Lyle Waterman, president of the company's Portland Division, is retiring after 46 years. He will leave his division post on Oct. 9, but remain with the company on special assignment through the end of the year. He will be succeeded by Kelly Griffith, currently corporate senior VP, produce and floral.