Ralphs Grocery Co., Compton, Calif., said Dave Ackerman has been named vice president of produce and floral. Ackerman, who was most recently director of produce marketing, reports to Chuck Ackerman (no relation), group vice president of the perishables division. Ackerman succeeds Kerry Hodges, who retired after 25 years with Ralphs.
Northeast Cooperatives, Brattleboro, Vt., said Mark Novak has been appointed chief operating officer. Novak, previously director of purchasing, reports to George Southworth, chief executive officer.
Brookshire Grocery Co., Tyler, Texas, said Marvin Massey has been named chief financial officer. He has served as senior vice president since 1998.
Brookshire also said Ronnie Horton has been appointed senior vice president of retail operations. He was senior vice president of the Western division.
The company also said John Penn has been named senior vice president of the Western division. He was senior vice president for communications.
Zanotto's Family Markets, Scotts Valley, Calif., said Leslie Heinrichs has been appointed director of marketing. She was point-of-sale manager.