SEATTLE -- Associated Grocers here said it has named Robert Hoyt interim chief executive officer. Hoyt, a consultant whose firm specializes in corporate revitalization, will succeed Art Jones, who said he would retire this fall. In an interview with SN last week, Hoyt said he would attempt to refocus the retailer-owned cooperative, which he said had "gotten away from core competencies" and become "stodgy" in recent years. Hoyt's firm, Partners for Corporate Renewal, specializes in leading ...

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