Supermarkets and Drug Centers here said Bob Henderson has been named director of real estate, a new position. Henderson was formerly managing officer and shopping center specialist of CB Commercial of Sacramento. He will report to Larry Nurse, senior vice president, business development.
LAKELAND -- Publix Super Markets here said last week that Bill Vass, executive vice president, will retire at the end of September. Vass, who has been with Publix for 18 years, will remain on the company's board of directors after his retirement. A spokeswoman for Publix here said the chain's executive committee will decide over the next few months how best to realign corporate responsibilities after his departure. It was not immediately known whether a replacement would be named.
MONTVALE, N.J. -- A&P here said last week Michael J. Rourke will retire June 30 as senior vice president, communications and corporate affairs. Succeeding him will be Andy Carrano, who will have the title of vice president, marketing and corporate affairs. However, Rourke's responsibilities for financial and investor relations will shift to Terry Galvin, 54, vice president and treasurer, who will become vice president, finance, and treasurer.
Carrano will report to Joseph McCaig, executive assistant to Christian Haub, A&P's chief executive officer. Rourke, 63, said he will remain with A&P as a consultant.
SCARBOROUGH, Maine -- Hannaford Bros. here said it has elected two new board members: John Robert Sobey, president and chief operating officer of Sobeys, Inc., Stellarton, Nova Scotia -- the company that owns a 25.6% stake in Hannaford -- and Robert J. Tarr Jr., a consultant and the former president and chief executive officer of Harcourt General.
Sobey succeeds Jim Gogan, president of Empire Co., Sobeys' parent company, who retired from the board. Tarr's board seat was added to bring the number of directors to 13; however, company officials told SN one board member, whom they declined to name, will retire in a year.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Les Dalecio, operating group president of the Kansas City, Sikeston, Peoria, Lincoln and Laurens divisions for Fleming Cos., retired last month, according to the company here.
Dalecio has worked with Fleming for nearly 18 years, and has been a part of the industry since 1956. In 1980 he joined United Grocers as a dairy manager and was soon promoted to director, direct retail store sales.
In 1983 he became vice president of retail operations and in 1984, after the acquisition of United Grocers by Fleming, he was named vice president and director of retail services and development for the western region and Fleming Foods West. After working as division and group president of the Fresno, Milpitas, and San Francisco Bay divisions and group president of the conventional voluntary segment, Dalecio was named OGP in 1986.
The Kansas City, Sikeston, Peoria, Lincoln and Laurens divisions will report to Steve Davis, executive vice president, food distribution until a new OGP is named.