Safeway announces exec appointments
Pleasanton, Calif. Safeway announced that Tom Schwilke, currently Safeway’s Texas division president, will be joining the company’s corporate merchandising team as president and general manager, perishables.
Succeeding Schwilke as Texas division president will be Paul McTavish, currently VP retail marketing execution in Safeway’s Denver division.
Schwilke began his career at Safeway in 1982 as a clerk in the company’s Seattle division where he advanced through the retail ranks and was later promoted to his most recent assignment in Texas in 2008.
McTavish joined Safeway 37 years ago as a food clerk in the company’s Portland division. He advanced through a range of retail management assignments in six stores and three districts.
Blockbuster adds Dore to slate of board nominees
Dallas Blockbuster said Friday that its board of directors has nominated Kathleen Dore to its board of directors.
She has been nominated to fill the seat to be vacated by James Crystal.
Dore is a veteran cable television executive with over three decades of media and entertainment industry leadership experience. She most recently served as president, broadcasting, at Canwest Media, a Canadian media company with a portfolio of world-class brands spanning across multiple media platforms.
Delhaize announces senior management changes
Brussels, Belgium Belgian international food retailer Delhaize Group said Friday that its executive VP of Delhaize Group and CEO of Delhaize America Shared Services Rick Anicetti is leaving the company.
Carol Herndon, currently senior VP accounting and finance of Delhaize America, has been named chief administrative officer of Delhaize America, reporting to Pierre-Olivier Beckers, president and CEO of Delhaize Group and of Delhaize America.
Herndon will oversee finance, information technology, legal and government relations, communications, and corporate development.
Ron Hodge, executive VP of Delhaize Group and CEO of Delhaize America Operations will add human resources for Delhaize America to his current responsibilities.
Delhaize’s U.S. supermarket banners include Food Lion and Bloom.