Best Buy Promotes Healy
Minneapolis, Best Buy promoted Tom Healy to executive VP, Best Buy For Business, a new position in the company’s recently formed customer business group. Healy, age 43, reports to John Walden, executive VP and leader of the new group, which aggregates all resources that manage customer segment performance and consolidates resources that define Best Buy for consumers. Healy joined Best Buy in 1990 and previously was in charge of Best Buy International.
Delhaize, Supervalu Name Senior Execs
Brussels, Belgium, Delhaize Group has appointed Georges Jacobs chairman of the board. Jacobs, chairman of Belgian pharmaceutical concern UCB Group, succeeds the retiring Gui de Vaucleroy.
In other grocery executive news, Minneapolis-based Supervalu named Roger Davidson corporate senior VP and COO of retail food companies, a newly created position. Davidson joins Supervalu from H.E. Butt Grocery Co., where he served as senior VP of grocery procurement, merchandising and store brands.
Former Federated CEO Charged With Perjury
New York City, New York Attorney general Eliot Spitzer charged former Federated Department Stores chairman and CEO James Zimmerman with perjury, published reports say. Zimmerman pled not guilty to the charge.
The charge stems from testimony Zimmerman gave during an antitrust investigation into whether or not Federated and May Department Stores colluded to block rival Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. from selling Lenox and Waterford tableware.