Buchanan Succeeds Chesnut as Laurel Grocery CEO utive officer and chairman of the board of Laurel Grocery here, said last week he plans to step down as CEO, but will retain his duties as chairman. Chesnut became president and CEO in 1985 and chairman in 1997. Jim Buchanan, president and chief operating officer, will become president and CEO, taking on more responsibilities regarding long-term strategic planning for the company. Buchanan will be succeeded as COO by Bob Kirch, executive vice ...

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