WILD OATS TAPS FORMER KROGER EXECUTIVE AS CHAIRMAN
chairman of Kroger, and chief executive officer of both Fred Meyer and Rite Aid, was named chairman of the board for Wild Oats Markets here, the company said last week. Miller currently serves as the non-executive chairman of Rite Aid, but was that company's CEO from 1999 until June 2003. Miller served as CEO for Fred Meyer from 1991 until it was purchased by Kroger in 1999. Miller replaces John Shields as Wild Oats chairman. Shields earlier this year said he would step down, but continue to serve as a board member. Wild Oats operates 108 natural food stores in 24 states and British Columbia.
AFFILIATED FOODS SOUTHWEST NAMES MILLS TO TOP POST
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Affiliated Foods Southwest, a cooperative wholesaler based here, has named John R. Mills chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer, succeeding Jerry Davis, who died late last month. In April as part of a management realignment, Mills was promoted to president, chief administrative officer and vice chairman of the board along with G. Wayne Hall, who was promoted to president and chief operations officer. Mills, a 20-year veteran of Affiliated, joined the company in 1985 as a controller.
D'AGOSTINO PROMOTED TO VP AT FAMILY'S COMPANY
LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- D'Agostino Supermarkets here said it had promoted David D'Agostino to vice president of store operations, succeeding Peter Nero, who is scheduled to retire this week after 47 years with the company. D'Agostino most recently was director of online operations at the 22-store chain, which is owned by the D'Agostino family. He joined the company in 1995 and previously held store-level management posts. He is the son of Nick D'Agostino Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, and the brother of Nick D'Agostino III, who oversees day-to-day operations as vice president of corporate administration. Nero began his career at the company as a part-time cashier and delivery person in 1959, and held a variety of management positions before being named vice president of store operations in 1988.