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Rite Aid Names New Board Member

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Camp Hill, Pa. The Rite Aid board of directors has appointed Jim Donald to the board. Donald’s term will expire at the company’s annual meeting in June 2009. He is expected to stand for re-election.

Donald is the former president and CEO of Starbucks Coffee Co. He joined Starbucks in October 2002 as president, North America, where he managed business development and operations for all Starbuck stores in the United States and Canada.

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Barnes & Noble Names Chief Merchandising Officer

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New York Barnes & Noble Inc. said Monday that it promoted Jaime Carey to chief merchandising officer, a new position.

Carey, who joined Barnes & Noble in 2003, had previously served as VP of the company’s newsstand business. In his new position, Carey will be responsible for merchandise buying in all departments.

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FMI Announces Elections of 2008 Board Members

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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.

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