Grand Union Appoints Breen Corporate VP
has named Frank J. Breen Jr. corporate vice president and an officer of the company.
Breen is responsible for Grand Union's 141-store Northern region, based in Waterford, N.Y. This includes Grand Union stores in New York state from Poughkeepsie north to the Canadian border and all its stores in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Breen succeeds Robert J. Saba, who recently retired after completing a 34-year career with Grand Union. Saba's title was senior vice president.
In his 25-year career at Grand Union, Breen has held a number of store and field positions, including district sales manager, regional vice president of administration and vice president of operations for the company's Adirondack region.
Breen reports to Joseph McCaig, president and chief executive officer of Grand Union. Grand Union operates about 250 stores in seven Northeastern states.
Megafoods Names President at Handy Andy
MESA, Ariz. -- Thomas Remy has been named president of Handy Andy, San Antonio, a wholly owned subsidiary of Megafoods Stores here.
Remy was vice president of operations at Handy Andy. No successor will be named to that position.
Remy reports to Dean Miller, chairman and chief executive officer of Megafoods.
The position of president of Handy Andy had been vacant since Megafoods acquired the 21-store chain in mid-April and merged it with its 15-store Texans operation.
David Salazar, who was president under Handy Andy's previous ownership, was named vice president of finance and administration at the time of the Megafoods' deal. Megafoods officials said last week Salazar has left the company and no successor will be named to his position.
In addition Mike Crain has been named vice president of merchandising at Handy Andy, a new position. Crain was director of grocery merchandising, a position that will not be filled.
Crain reports to Remy.
At the corporate level, Megafoods named Fred Ries vice president of marketing and procurement, a new position. Ries formerly worked for Smith's Food & Drug, Salt Lake City. He reports to Miller.