The Nu-Era Group Announces Additions to Marketing Dept.
The Nu-Era Group has named Jen Chapman as director of marketing communications and Michael Taylor as marketing communications specialist.
A global retail fixture supply company, The Nu-Era Group serves clients ranging from independent retailers to larger chains such as Target, Kohl’s, J.C. Penney, Disney and Dillard’s. Based in St. Louis, Nu-Era recently revamped the department in an effort to reach new markets and maintain existing initiatives.
In her new role, Chapman will oversee daily operations of the department and also serves as creative director for the company. She most recently served as art director and marketing manager at Quilogy in St. Charles, Mo. She holds a master’s degree in arts management and leadership from Webster University and a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Fontbonne University in St. Louis.
Taylor will oversee media relations, Web site management and a variety of marketing and public relations initiatives. Most recently serving as senior marketing writer for Parents as Teachers National Center in St. Louis, he holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Southeast Missouri State University.
Charlotte Russe Hires Ann Taylor Executive
San Diego Charlotte Russe Holding Inc. said Monday it named Sandra Tillett senior VP of store operations, effective immediately.
Tillett has 23 years of experience in the retail industry. She most recently served as senior VP of Stores for Ann Taylor.
FMI Announces Elections of 2008 Board Members
Food Marketing Institute (FMI) recently announced the election of 30 directors to the FMI Board. FMI also announced the election of a chair and four vice chairs to its Board.
Elected and reelected directors are Joseph Azzolina, Sr., president of Food Circus Supermarkets, Inc., Middletown, NJ; A.N. John Basha, Jr., vice chairman of the Board of Bashas’ Inc., Chandler, AZ; Lawrence S. Benjamin, COO of Ahold USA, Inc., Carlisle, PA; Bradley W. Brookshire, chairman of the Board of Brookshire Grocery Company, Tyler, TX; James Buchanan, president and CEO of Laurel Grocery Co., LLC, London, KY; Daniel G. Coborn, chairman of the Board of Coborn’s, Incorporated, St. Cloud, MN; Richard B. Cohen, chairman and CEO of C Wholesale Grocers, Inc., Keene, NH; Joseph S. Colalillo, president of ShopRite of Hunterdon County, Inc., Flemington, NJ; Ronald B. Edenfield, president of Wayfield Foods, Inc., Atlanta, GA; Steven Goddard, president and CEO of WinCo Foods, LLC, Boise, ID; Oscar Gonzalez, COO of Northgate Gonzalez Market, Anaheim, CA; Thomas M. Honer, president and owner of Harvest Market, Fort Bragg, CA; Lee Ann James, president of E.W. James Sons, Inc., Union City, TN; Anthony Longo, president and CEO of Longo’s Brothers Fruit Markets Inc., Ontario, CN; Angel Losada Moreno, CEO of Grupo Gigante, S.A.B. de C.V., Mexico City, Mexico; John Lucot, president of supermarket operations and COO, Giant Eagle, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA; Peter L. Lynch, chairman of the Board, CEO and president of Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., Jacksonville, FL; Tokutaro Masui, president and CEO of Kinokuniya Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan; Norman C. Mayne, president and CEO of Dorothy Lane Market, Inc., Dayton, OH; Robert G. Miller, CEO of Albertsons LLC, Boise, ID; Richard A. Parkinson, president and CEO of Associated Food Stores, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT; Arthur Potash, CEO of Potash Bros., Chicago, IL; Senator Feargal Quinn, president of Superquinn, Dublin, Ireland; Gonzalo Restrepo, CEO of Almacenes Exito, S.A., Medellin, Colombia; David R. Skogen, owner and chairman of the Board of Festival Foods, Onalaska, WI; Mike Stone, president and CEO of Mollie Stone’s Markets, Mill Valley, CA; Ruediger Strein, director of OHG Fegro/Selgros, Neu-Isenburg, Germany; Craig C. Sturken, chairman and CEO of Spartan Stores, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI; Bruce Weitz, president and CEO of Kings Super Markets, Inc., Parsippany, NY; and Michael T. Williams, president of Williams’ Apple Market, Memphis, TN.
Elected as FMI vice chairs were Richard “Ric” N. Jurgens, chairman, CEO and president of Hy-Vee, Inc., West Des Moines, IA; Fred Morganthall, president of Harris Teeter, Inc., Matthews, NC; Gary Phillips, president and CEO of Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (AWG), Kansas City, KS; and Norman S. Rich, CEO of Weis Markets, Inc., Sunbury, PA.
Steven C. Smith, president and CEO of K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc., d/b/a Food City, Abingdon, VA, was elected chair of the FMI Board; and Jeffrey Noddle, chairman and CEO of SUPERVALU INC., Minneapolis, MN, is the immediate past chair.