Supervalu names president of Shoppers
Minneapolis — Supervalu announced that Robert Bly will join the company as president of Shoppers Food and Pharmacy, a 56-store chain in the Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., market.
Bly, 49, most recently served as VP of Kmart and Sears divisions for the Sears Holdings Co. He is expected to begin his new role on Aug. 22 and will report to Chuck Elias, senior VP retail operations.
Bly replaces Tim Lowe, who recently accepted a new leadership role in Supervalu’s merchandising organization.
Finish Lines names VP planning and allocation
Indianapolis — The Finish Line announced that Amber Vanes has been appointed VP planning and allocation.
Vanes has been with Finish Line for seven years, most recently serving as senior buyer/DMM for The Running Specialty Group, which Finish Line acquired last year.
PeopleAnswers to assist Boston Market with talent recruitment
Dallas — PeopleAnswers announced a software licensing agreement with Boston Market to use the PeopleAnswers HR solution to help identify and select all field employees in its 476 locations across the United States.
Boston Market will use the PeopleAnswers assessment test to prescreen, select and hire for all hourly and management roles. To help Boston Market meet its objectives, PeopleAnswers completed the implementation for all of its restaurants in a short timeframe. Managers will also use PeopleAnswers as a guide for candidate interview questions as well as employee development and succession planning.
“The experiences our guests have with our employees can make the difference between a one-time customer and a long-time customer,” said J. Randal Miller, chief administrative officer and general counsel, Boston Market. “We are working with PeopleAnswers to help locate and hire employees that will best represent our brand and allow us to maintain our position as a leader in the fast-casual restaurant industry.”