y, the United Kingdom's largest food retailer, has named three directors to the board of Giant Food here following the completion of its purchase of voting and nonvoting shares of stock from the Lehrman family. The three new directors are:
Dino Adriano, chairman and managing director of Homebase, Sainsbury's chain of home improvement and garden centers and deputy chairman of Shaw's Supermarkets, East Bridgewater, Mass.
Harry G. Beckner, an industry consultant who was president of Jewel Cos., Melrose Park, Ill., from 1967 to 1978 and chief operating officer of H.E. Butt Co., San Antonio, from 1978 to 1984.
J. Sainsbury's stock purchase, valued at about $325 million, was completed late last month. The Lehrman family, which sold the stock, are relatives of the late Samuel Lehrman, who co-founded Giant in 1936.
The other four seats on the board, and the remaining 50% of the voting stock, are controlled by Israel Cohen, Giant's chairman and CEO, whose father, Nehemiah Cohen, co-founded the company with Lehrman.
In relinquishing the three seats, the Lehrmans ended nearly 60 years of family involvement in the company.
MESA, Ariz. -- Dean Miller, founder of Megafoods Stores here, has stepped down as chairman of the financially beleaguered company, although he remains president and chief executive officer. Succeeding him as chairman is Gregory S. Anderson, a board member who is president of Anderson & Wells Co., a Phoenix-based investment management firm. Megafoods has been operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection since August.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- George Williams, vice president of distribution, and Ken Wagar, vice president of procurement and inbound logistics, have resigned at Spartan Stores here.
Spartan officials said the two positions would not be filled, with some duties being taken on by William May, senior vice president of distribution and information services.
Robert Morse, vice president of human relations, said the resignations amount to a "streamlining" of Spartan's distribution and transportation departments.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. -- David C. Dougherty has been named president and chief executive officer of Federated Group, a private-label procurement company based here. Dougherty was president and chief operating officer of Cal Growers for nine years. He has also held key management positions in the buying and merchandising areas with Supervalu's Pittsburgh division; Staff Supermarkets, and Jacob Haller, an IGA wholesale distributor.
Federated Group markets the Red & White, Hy-Top, Parade and Fine Fare lines of private-label products.