Sweetbay Names CEO
Tampa, Fla. Sweetbay Supermarket named company Michael T. Vail has been named president and COO of the chain, according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Vail replaces Shelley Broader, the company’s former president and CEO, who left the Sweetbay earlier this month to take a leadership role at the arts and crafts chain Michaels.
Vail previously served as VP of merchandising for Kash n’ Karry. There, he provided leadership for the evolution to Hannaford supply chain systems. He later assumed responsibilities of senior VP of retail operations.
Widow of Stater Bros. founder passes away
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. Jack Brown, chairman and ceo of Stater Bros. Markets, has announced the passing of Elsie Stater, widow of Stater Bros’. founder Cleo Stater.
Brown stated, “We will miss Elsie’s visits and calls to us. She lived many years in San Bernardino and maintained her local friendships with once-a-month lunch dates. She will be missed by all of the Stater Bros. “Family” of Employees.”
Michaelson leaves FreshDirect
NEW YORK Steve Michaelson, who had been president and ceo, hs left web grocer FreshDirect. Previous to his post at FreshDirect he had been senior vp of marketing and merchandising at Weis supermarkets and, before that, marketing vp at Wegman’s.