Publix CEO Retiring
Lakeland, Fla., Publix Super Markets CEO Charlie Jenkins Jr. will retire next year but remain on the board of directors, the company said Wednesday.
He will be replaced by Ed Crenshaw, who was appointed president of the company in 1996. Todd Jones, senior VP of product business development, will become president.
Jenkins said he always wanted to retire at the age of 65 (which he’ll turn shortly after his last day, March 29, 2008) in order to spend more time with his family.
Wild Oats Execs Leave
New York, Four top executives from Wild Oats Markets Inc. have left the company following its acquisition last week by Whole Foods Market Inc., according to a report on supermarketnews.com.
In addition to Gregory Mays, the former Wild Oats chairman who had also been acting CEO and acting CFO, other executives who have left include Roger Davidson, senior VP of merchandising and marketing; Sam Martin, senior VP, operations; and Jon Payne, VP of IT. Also, employees at some Wild Oats locations have been notified that their stores will be closed, supermarketnews.com reported.
PetSmart Names CFO
Phoenix, PetSmart Inc. on Wednesday named Lawrence Molloy as senior VP and CFO to succeed Tim Kullman, who resigned earlier this year.
In his new role, Molloy will be responsible for all financial areas of PetSmart including analysis, planning, compliance, reporting and business and financial strategy. He previously served as VP and CFO of retail at Circuit City Stores Inc.