Kings Food Markets, Parsippany, N.J., said Friday it has named Jeff Binder VP of center store, with responsibility for the grocery, dairy and frozen food departments as well as the nonfood and beauty departments.Kings VP Jeff Binder

He will report directly to Rich Durante, COO.

“We are very excited to have Jeff join our team,” said Judy Spires, president and CEO of Kings. “Kings is already known for its rare finds, but Jeff will help us build on that reputation, expanding our assortment of high quality products throughout the center of the store. He will help us continue to evolve our unique, curated experience for our customers, ensuring they are inspired each time they set foot through our doors and down our aisles.”


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With more than 20 years of leadership in the retail industry, Binder has extensive experience building premium brands. Prior to joining Kings, Binder was VP and divisional merchandise manager for Bloomingdales, where he was responsible for helping to introduce and grow distinctive brands for the department-store chain. Earlier in his career, Binder was with Hechts (now Macy’s) and held various roles, including divisional merchandise manager.

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