Tractor Supply Names Board Chairman
Brentwood, Tenn., Tractor Supply Co. on Friday named president and CEO Jim Wright as chairman of its board of directors.
Wright has served as a board member since April 2002.
The appointment is part of a previously announced succession plan in which Joe Scarlett, the nonexecutive chairman, will retire and become chairman emeritus. Scarlett served as CEO from 1993 to 2004 and as president and COO from 1987 to 1993.
Tractor Supply also named S.P. Braud to the newly created position of lead director of the board. Braud, who has served on the board since 1993, is chairman of the corporate governance committee and an audit committee member.
Kroger, Union Back in Talks
Cincinnati, With a Friday strike date looming, Kroger Co. and the union representing 11,000 of its Greater Cincinnati employees have gone back to the bargaining table, according to The Business Courier. The new round of talks are scheduled for Thursday.
The contract with United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1099 expired Oct. 7, but was extended until Friday. If no agreement is reached by its 12:01 a.m. expiration, workers will walk out at 77 tri-state Kroger stores. Kroger has said in that event, it will staff the stores with temporary workers.
The union and Kroger are at odds over health benefits, pensions and wages.
Cabela’s Names Human Resources VP
Sidney, Neb., Cabela’s Inc. has hired Charles Baldwin to serve as VP and chief human resources officer.
Baldwin comes to Cabela’s after 20 years working for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., with more than 10 years of experience in the human resources division. As VP of global talent management for Wal-Mart, Baldwin oversaw executive and organizational development, as well as Wal-Mart’s Corporate Learning Center and Leadership University.