MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu here on Thursday said it has named Wayne Shurts as its new executive vice president and chief information officer.
Shurts, 50, most recently was global CIO for Cadbury PLC, and before that had been with Nestle in various financial, marketing and supply-chain positions.
He is scheduled to join Supervalu April 26, and will report directly to Craig Herkert, president and chief executive officer.
"Wayne is a strong and proven leader who understands the grocery industry as well as the systems behind supply chain and logistics within retail organizations," Herkert said in a prepared release.
Shurts succeeds Colin Cobain, who has has been interim CIO since last June, according to reports. Former Supervalu CIO Paul Singer left the diversified retailer and wholesaler last year for health reasons, the Twin Cities Business Journal reported.
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