BROADER PROMOTED TO CEO AT SWEETBAY
' Karry here said Shelley G. Broader has been promoted to the new position of chief executive officer. Broader, formerly president and chief operating officer of the supermarket chains, retains her title as president and continues to hold many of her former responsibilities, in addition to new responsibilities for corporate governance matters. She also now has higher representation within parent company Delhaize Group, Brussels. The COO position may not be filled.
CHARLES D'AMOUR NAMED PRESIDENT OF BIG Y
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Big Y Foods here has named Charles L. D'Amour president of the company. He will retain his position as chief operating officer. Prior to this appointment, D'Amour was executive vice president, as well as COO, since 1989. A successor for the EVP position has not been named. As president, D'Amour will assume all responsibility for sales and marketing as well as operations for all divisions of Big Y, including the liquor division of Town and Country and Table and Vine. He will continue to be responsible for all real estate activities and development. D'Amour, son of Big Y co-founder Gerald D'Amour, began his full-time career with the company in 1978. In his new role, D'Amour succeeds Donald D'Amour, who will continue to hold his prior titles of chief executive officer and chairman of the board.
KRIEGER INTERIM CEO AT BALDUCCI'S; ORDAN OUT
BETHESDA, Md. - Peter Krieger has been named interim chief executive officer of Balducci's here, succeeding Mark Ordan, who was named chief operating officer of The Mills Corp., a retail real estate developer based in Arlington, Va. Krieger joined Balducci's in July as chief financial officer. A search is under way for a permanent CEO, a Balducci's spokeswoman told SN. Ordan is the founder of the Fresh Fields supermarket chain, which was sold to Whole Foods Market, and the High Noon restaurant concept operated by Balducci's. Balducci's operates 10 specialty grocery stores.
SPARTAN PROMOTES ESPARZA TO VP OF HR
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Spartan Stores here has promoted Linda Esparza to vice president, human resources. Esparza joined Spartan Stores in 1999, and in 2001 was promoted to her most recent role as the director of human resources. She continues to be responsible for overseeing the retail, distribution and corporate human resources.