Safeway Names Minasi President of Marketing
Pleasanton, Calif., Safeway said Wednesday it promoted Michael R. Minasi to president of marketing. He had been senior VP of marketing.
Minasi joined Safeway in 1996 after holding numerous positions at Toys “R” Us Inc.
Wet Seal CFO Jumps to Old Navy
Foothill Ranch, Calif., Wet Seal Inc. on Tuesday said its CFO will leave to take a position at Gap Inc.’s Old Navy division, effective Sept. 21. John Luttrell will become executive VP and chief financial officer at Old Navy.
Luttrell will be replaced at Wet Seal by Steve Benrubi, the retailer’s VP and controller.
Blockbuster COO Out
Dallas, Blockbuster Inc. said Tuesday its COO Nick Shepherd is leaving the company at the end of September, and two former 7-Eleven Inc. executives are coming on board.
Keith Morrow will serve as CIO, and David Podeschi will join the company as senior VP of merchandising, distribution and logistics.
Morrow most recently was the CIO and senior VP of information systems at 7-Eleven, where he oversaw the company’s North American information technology activities. Podeschi most recently was senior VP of merchandising and logistics at 7-Eleven.